“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.”

Henry Miller

“I believe that I am not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of life, but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I’ve got.”

Hermann Hesse

“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.”

Viktor Frankl

“The literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself.”

Albert Camus

“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”

Joseph Campbell

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

Albert Camus

“The purpose of life is to stay alive. Watch any animal in nature–all it tries to do is stay alive. It doesn’t care about beliefs or philosophy. Whenever any animal’s behavior puts it out of touch with the realities of its existence, it becomes exinct.”

Michael Crichton

“A life of short duration…could be so rich in joy and love that it could contain more meaning than a life lasting eighty years.”

Victor Frankl

“Life is meaningless, when we take a life we take nothing of value.”

Brent Weeks

“In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace.”

Dalai Lama

“Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself.”

Kurt Vonnegut

“Philosophers can debate the meaning of life, but you need a Lord who can declare the meaning of life.”

Max Lucado

“So if you want to know the truth about the universe, about the meaning of life, and about your own identity, the best place to start is by observing suffering and exploring what it is. The answer isn’t a story.”

Yuval Noah Harari

“Ye know full well that the meaning of life is to find your gift. To find your gift is happiness. Never tae find it is misery.”

Terry Pratchett

“Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.”

Charles Sainte-Beuve

“Life has a meaning but do not set out to find out. Just live it out.”

Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Life – a meaningless thing, draped in some moments, that can be given any title or definition.”

Neeraj Agnihotri

“We create a meaningful life by what we accept as true and by what we create in the pursuit of truth, love, beauty, and adoration of nature.”

Kilroy J. Oldster

“The meanings of life aren’t inherited. What is inherited is the mandate to make meanings of life by how we live. The endings of life give life’s meanings a chance to show. The beginning of the end of our order, our way, is now in view. This isn’t punishment, any more than dying is a punishment for being born.”

Stephen Jenkinson

“A man is never an individual unless he is possessed by a desire so deep that it is deeper than life, so deep that he is ready to sacrifice his life for it.”


“Many find in sex and economics the meaning of life and the reason of it all. The consequence of this is that the goal of life for many has become a relief of tension.”

Sachindra Kumar Majumdar

“Your life would never have a meaning if you don’t have a goal or purpose”

Sunday Adelaja

“A life without concrete product is a meaningless one”

Sunday Adelaja

“Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care in the world I’ll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that’s what I call pure, honest fun.”

Criss Jami

“Live is meaningful only if you gave it a meaning.”

T. Harv Eker

“If my life had no meaning there was no reason not to end it.”

Dan Wells

“Just say up on the hill is the meaning of life and someone knew it and they wanted everyone else to enjoy it. So they put a red vinyl sofa up there.”

Melina Marchetta

“There is no purpose to life, you are here to achieve nothing. Whatever you feel is your supreme goal in life is a fiction created by you and the society you are living in, just to keep yourself busy in this purposeless creation.
You are born to die, everything else is pure nonsense.”

Anupam S Shlok

“Trying to understand the meaning of life in terms of the human brain’s activities is like trying to understand the ocean by going to the shore and scooping out a bucket of water and analyzing it.”

Brad Warner

“We can teach our children anything but if we fail to teach them that the meaning of life is first and foremost companionship otherwise known as friendship and love we have failed them as educators.”

Wald Wassermann

“Continually looking for the meaning of life is like looking for the meaning of toast. It is sometimes better just to eat the toast.”

Matt Haig

“Meaning of life
Like a Tv screen Controlled by 1 thing that interests you, Once you lose it, it becomes meaningless and you start to shut off.”

Orpheus Aku

“I believe that the meaning of life is to live a life of meaning.”

Ken Steven

“Philosophers used to speculate about what they called the meaning of life. (That is now the job of mystics and comedians.)”

Ronald Dworkin

“To find a meaning or to create a meaning; there is no crucial difference as long as it takes away the unpleasant odors of the mortal existence.”

Giannis Delimitsos

“We give meaning to life based on our point of view. Only wisdom, like the light of the candle, can bring us a complete view of existence. The key to wisdom is doubt! If you doubted a little, you would definitely be less arrogant.”

Marjane Satrapi

“Life is not the word.”

Abhijit Naskar

“I feel that my life is devoid of meaning and I no longer see any reason in the acts I perform or the words I say, and it astonishes me that other people can move about outside this nightmare of mine… that they can act and speak.”

Luigi Pirandello

“Consider that when you give meaning to everything you see, nothing new can enter your awareness.”

Shelley Klammer

“Life is meaningless when you’re dead. Meaning can only be had while you live.”

A. Aures Garrido

“Your life has no more meaning than what you give to it”

Bangambiki Habyarimana

“If you want to live a meaningful life, start with helping someone, teaching someone, making someone smile, and helping someone heal. Life is meaningful when we help each other walk together.”

Aiyaz Uddin

“The meaning of life is something we answer with our own activities, there’s no general answer–we determine what the meaning of it is. Meaning in the sense of significance, not in the sense of ‘chair means this’, but the significance of your life, is something you create”

Noam Chomsky

“The purpose of your life is Joy. Your objective is to seek joy. Your objective is to find appreciation or pleasure or positive thought from wherever you stand, no matter how you got there. And when you align with that Energy, you are fulfilling your purpose.”

Esther Hicks

“To find meaning in life is to know your mission.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“Purpose is finding significance in something so astronomically insignificant.”

Viktor Tatarczuk

“A man’s mission gives him meaning for living.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“Just when I discovered the meaning of life they change it, just when I’m loving life it seems to start raining.”

Mike Skinner

“If you ask for the true meaning of life and get a story in reply, know that this is the wrong answer. The exact details don’t really matter. Any story is wrong, simply for being a story. The universe just does not work like a story.”

Yuval Noah Harari

“What was the purpose, the meaning, the reason for your life; these are questions for here and now, not for when your time is almost over while waiting for the light to fade.”

Steven Redhead

“People have’t found meaning in their lives so they’re running all the time looking for it.”

Mitch Albom

“You don’t find your purpose, you choose your purpose…”

Alejandro De la Parra Solomon

“And this nothing, this everything, cannot give life a meaning, but it nonetheless makes life persevere in what it is: a state of non-suicide.”

Emil M. Cioran

“When you are fulfilling the meaning of your life, your steps are assertive, but when you are after power or pleasure, you become aggressive.”

Roumen Bezergianov,

“What you get when you try to understand the meaning of life intellectually is just one tiny slice of life. Even if you understand that tiny slice very thoroughly, you still won’t really have understood the fullness of life.”

Brad Warner

“If you have struggled for a penny then you have understood the true meaning of Life!”

Somya Kedia

“Sometimes the meaning in life hits you like a meteorite.”

Curtis Tyrone Jones

“Happiness is the meaning and goal of life. ”

Swami Dhyan Giten

“The meaning of life is a “two-way street”—we have the right to expect certain things from life and strive towards them, but it is not over when we are no longer able to expect anything because life still expects things from us.”

Roumen Bezergianov

“We all have a passion in life be it writing, singing, dancing, painting, traveling, acting, cooking, modelling, helping the needy, taking photographs, or playing sports; we must always love our passion and make it our sole purpose in life!”

Avijeet Das

“Real purpose of life is to assert our essential divinity and invoke our divine inheritance.” 

Swami Vivekanand

“Life has no purpose, life is the purpose.”


“Purpose of life is to be happy”

Dalai Lama

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple, and yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

Alan Watts

“The purpose of life is the life of purpose.”

Robin Sharma

“The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. It is the goal of every other goal.”

Deepak Chopra

“The only real purpose of life is to explore it in its fullest depth and dimension.”


“Life occurs somewhere between our aspirations and our just desserts.”

Stewart Stafford

“Life has become easier. Most of us have the means to live an easier life.
But so few of us have the meaning to live for, or a reason to die for.”

Manoj Arora

“The life of a human has meaning only and only if that life comes to the aid of others.”

Abhijit Naskar

“We understand the words immediately but we don’t understand the meaning even later”

P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“A little help with a little smile gives meaning to human life.”

Abhijit Naskar

“Pursue not a life of pleasure, pursue a life of meaning and contentment.”

Abhijit Naskar

“The meaning of life is the acquisition of experiences for the Creator.”

Keith Caserta

“All experience adds up to a life lived as only you could.”

Durian Sukegawa

“I may not find the meaning of life in books, art and movies but I do find the meaning of my life in them.”

Carl R White

“More lives are being lost, because some lost their ability to understand the meaning of life.”

Gift Gugu Mona

“A span of life is nothing. But the man who lives that span, he is something. He can fill that tiny span with meaning, so its quality is immeasurable though its quantity may be insignificant.”

Chaim Potok

“According to the Buddha, then, life has no meaning, and people don’t need to create any meaning. They just need to realise that there is no meaning, and thus be liberated from the suffering caused by our attachments and our identification with empty phenomena.”

Yuval Noah Harari

“People ask, “What’s the meaning of life?” or “What’s my purpose?” You don’t have a purpose! Life has no meaning! Not until you design it yourself.”

Simeon Ivanov

“My search for happiness ended so a meaningful life could get started.”

Valeria Teles

“The meaning of life is to matter, to have it count that we ever lived at all, to have the world be a better place when they put us in the ground than when they pulled us from our mothers.”

Peter F. DiSilvio

“Poverty is at least a trillion times more likely than wealth to make one wonder what the purpose of life is.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“You can hear only listing have different meanings in life.”

Victor Nizeyimana

“The lack of meaning is the absence of value, significance and aim.”

A.A. Alebraheem

“Ascribing meaning to life, if not sincere, is nothing more than a cheap thrill-ride for the soul.”

D.B. Eshleman

“The purpose of philosophy is not to help men find the meaning of life, but to prove to them that there isn’t any”


“Your life purpose is not just one thing, nor just what you love to do, nor a role, nor a legacy you leave. Your life purpose is who you are 24/7.”

Diana Dentinger

“Life is only meaningless if we fail to make a resolute effort at achieving bliss, attaining the active state of oneness that comes to a person whom is attentively alive and mindful of all the beauty and moral sublimity of existence.”

Kilroy J. Oldster

“Your life purpose is about you. It is a tangible, practical, everyday way to be that evolves over time as you mature. It is not just a new age, cheesy, flaky, peace and love statement. It is the greatness of who you are taking meaningful action. This is how you stay healthy and happy. Then and only then does your energy ripple out to make the world a better place.”

Diana Dentinger

“Who knows the meaning of life, death, or anything else quasi-important. Maybe the starving poets on street corners and oceanside piers. I’d give ’em my last dollar to inspire me. That’s all I really want.”

Anne Clendening

“We won’t seek the meaning of life, unless we see how death makes life meaningless.”

Fereshteh Molavi

“So many celebrations have become empty because the meaning has changed. Find your meaning, to find yourself for a fulfilling life experience.”

Diana Dentinger

“Life never ceases having a meaning for a humble person. The freedom of choice, the sovereignty that we hold over our own souls, enables a person to discover the meaning of his or her own life every day, even in suffering or death.”

Kilroy J. Oldster

“A meaningless life for a human being has none of the dignity of animal unselfconsciousness; we cannot simply eat, sleep, hunt and reproduce – we are meaning-seeking creatures. The Western world has done away with religion but not with religious impulses; we seem to need some higher purpose, some point to our lives – money and leisure, social progress, are just not enough.”

Jeanette Winterson

“Life is like a poetry, without meaning or purpose – it’s useless.”

Jawwad Zafar

“Only the poor knew the meaning of life; the rich and the safe had to guess.”

Charles Bukowski

“We had the experience but missed the meaning,
an approach to the meaning restores the experience”

T. S. Elliot

“Life no longer felt meaningless. It felt stressful and terrifying, but it definitely didn’t feel meaningless.”

Donald Miller

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