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The mind of the writer does indeed do something before it dies, and so does its owner, but I would be hard put to call it living.

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Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
Amount
Answering
Fundamental
Judging
Life
Living
Philosophy
Question
Whether
Worth
Worth Living
A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you... where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.
Burn
Desire
Even
How
Live
Living
Might
Poem
Reminds
Revolutionary
Tell
Where
Who
Will
So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Accompany
Expressive
Form
Give
Human
Human Spirit
Living
Long
Meaning
Music
Planet
Some
Spirit
Sustain
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
Acquiring
Before
Body
Daily
Death
Get
Habit
Lead
Living
Race
Thinking
Towards
Us
Which
My wife is the greatest person I have ever known. She is just a living doll; she is great person and a great mom. We have a girl and a boy, and we are going to have another boy.
Another
Boy
Doll
Ever
Girl
Going
Great
Great Person
Greatest
Just
Known
Living
Mom
Person
I know some people who live this much more insulated life in Los Angeles, where their feet never touch public ground. They walk out of their bathroom, their living room, they get into their garage, their car, and the next thing you know, they're at the valet parking of the restaurant or the store or the office. They're in a bubble the whole time.
Angeles
Bathroom
Bubble
Car
Feet
Garage
Get
Ground
Know
Life
Live
Living
Living Room
Los
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that's what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
Absurdity
Basically
Because
Bottom
Defeat
Gives
Joy
Life
Living
Maybe
More
Only
Our
The Only Thing
Here among my books, my wife, my friends and my loves, I have plenty of reasons to keep living.
Among
Books
Friends
Here
Keep
Living
Loves
Plenty
Reasons
Wife
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
Approaches
Columns
Confused
Familiar
Forests
Glance
Him
Living
Man
Nature
Observe
Sometimes
Symbols
Temple
Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.
Dreaming
Dreams
Find
Future
Impossible
Living
Ourselves
Still
Yesterday
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.
Art
Believe
How
Knowing
Lies
Living
The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
Beyond
Everything
Immortality
Insatiable
Lies
Life
Living
Living Proof
Most
Our
Proof
Reveals
Thirst
Which
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
Addition
Answer
Chain
Circumstances
Complicated
Find
First
Involving
Like
Living
Long
Make
Means
Mistake
There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life.
About
Art
Directly
Exclusive
Experience
Heart
Life
Living
Living Life
Nothing
Out
Substantial
Thinking
Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
Dead
Living
Me
Mourn
Rather
Than
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
Creatures
First
Innovations
Living
Living Creatures
Time
Which
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?
Animals
Any
Conditions
Earth
Expect
Graves
How
Ideal
Living
Living Conditions
Ourselves
While
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Art
Attempt
Fashion
Forms
Intercourse
Living
Only
Realize
Social
John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Bombing
Carefully
Century
Destroyed
John
Living
Manchester
Only
Preserved
Records
War
Were
Who
World
For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York. Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena.
About
Act
Also
Books
Consisting
Fantasy
Fortunately
Had
Heard
Living
Many
Me
New
New York
The fact that I am a writer comes from the experience of being cut away from my roots and living in Venezuela, where I couldn't find a place for myself, for years and years.
Am
Away
Being
Cut
Experience
Fact
Find
I Am
Living
Myself
Place
Roots
Venezuela
Where
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
Alive
Beyond
Cannot
Complete
Ecstasy
Forgetfulness
Life
Living
Marks
Most
Paradox
Rise
Summit
Which
I was a political refugee living in Venezuela. I had a job that was twelve hours a day, no money. It was a hard time.
Day
Had
Hard
Hard Time
Hours
Job
Living
Money
Political
Refugee
Time
Twelve
Venezuela
I never try to give a message in my books. It's about living with characters long enough to hear their voices and let them tell me the story. Sometimes I would love to have a happy ending, and it doesn't happen because the character or the story leads me in another direction.
About
Another
Because
Books
Character
Characters
Direction
Ending
Enough
Give
Happen
Happy
Happy Ending
Hear
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Living
Only
War
Who
Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Bombing
Carefully
Century
Destroyed
Living
Manchester
Only
Preserved
Records
War
Were
Who
World
World War
On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men.
Among
Civilization
Culture
Found
Group
Living
Men
New
New Way
School
Theories
Together
Values
Way
Every life of a character is within a context. If I write detached from a social and political background, my story looks like a soap opera where everybody is indoors, not working and living off their emotions.
Background
Character
Context
Detached
Emotions
Every
Everybody
I Write
Indoors
Life
Like
Living
Looks
Off
The longest, most solid and complex relationship in my life is with my mother. It started before I was born, and now, when I am 71 and living in California and she is 92 and living in Chile, we are still in touch daily.
Am
Before
Born
California
Chile
Complex
Daily
I Am
I Was Born
Life
Living
Longest
Most
Mother
I'm living in California but I have a place that is mine in Chile and I belong there. I am no longer an exile.
Am
Belong
California
Chile
Exile
I Am
Living
Longer
Mine
Place
A nation is the same people living in the same place.
Living
Nation
People
Place
Same
Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
Again
Come
Fate
Life
Living
Living Life
Never
Nor
Pass
Tell
Therefore
Thou
Though
Today
Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.
Almost
Artist
Connected
Dozen
Even
Every
Fact
Idea
Interesting
Living
Majority
Making
Making a living
Making money
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Alive
Been
Certainly
Grand
Just
Know
Like
Living
Miserable
Quite
Sometimes
Sorrow
Still
Thing
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
Begin
Being
Die
Form
How
Know
Knowing
Little
Living
Moment
Next
Not knowing
Sure
You
I did not intend to stay; I had no experience in the United States - I may have been here less than 24 hours - but I knew I would never get inside there. And 'there' not being America necessarily, but that harmonious mode of living that some people are lucky enough to have in this country.
America
Been
Being
Country
Did
Enough
Experience
Get
Had
Harmonious
Here
Hours
Inside
Intend
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Dead
Guts
Living
Man
Modified
Words
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
Affect
Because
Concern
Dead
Death
Exist
Happened
Living
I never planned to be an actor. It turned out I could make a living doing it.
Actor
Could
Doing
Living
Make
Never
Out
Planned
Turned
I know that I am one and I've made a living as an actor and I enjoy being an actor, but when I'm not actually doing it, I forget that I do it.
Actor
Actually
Am
Being
Doing
Enjoy
Forget
I am
Know
Living
Made
I was making my living from a joke about my appearance that I didn't understand, and in a way still don't, because when I look in a mirror it doesn't seem funny to me.
About
Appearance
Because
Funny
Joke
Living
Look
Making
Me
Mirror
Seem
Still
Understand
Way
Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.
Conquers
Destruction
Ecstasy
Frenzy
Living
Only
Substance
The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
Character
Destructive
Feeling
Life
Lives
Living
Suicide
Trouble
Worth
Worth living
An empty canvas is a living wonder... far lovelier than certain pictures.
Canvas
Certain
Empty
Far
Living
Pictures
Than
Wonder
The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.
Again
Birth
Creatures
Cycle
Death
Decay
Entirely
Fertility
Growth
Living
Living creatures
Maturity
Passing
Through
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Brief
Dead
Even
Ever
Fear
Free
Gods
Hope
Life
Lives
Living
Love
May
Men
The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.
Blood
Body
Color
Covered
Explicit
Heart
Implicit
Life
Living
Modest
Red
True
The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.
Blood
Body
Colour
Covered
Explicit
Heart
Implicit
Life
Living
Modest
Red
True
I think any life can be interesting, any surroundings can be interesting. I don't think I could have been so brave if I had been living in a town, competing with people on what can be called a generally higher cultural level.
Any
Been
Brave
Competing
Could
Cultural
Generally
Had
Higher
I think
Interesting
Level
Life
Living
I don't think that much about my relationship with my mother and what it did to me. I sometimes feel terrible regret about her, what her life must have been like. Often, when I'm enjoying something, I think of how meager her rewards were and how much courage, in a way, she needed to go on living.
About
Been
Courage
Did
Enjoying
Feel
Go
Her
How
How much
I think
Life
Like
Living