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Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for (at some forty-five hundred heartbeats an hour).
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.
We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life.
There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
I exist in a state of almost perpetual hysteria.
I don't exist when you don't see me.
Every life is its own excuse for being.
Being is a fiction invented by those who suffer from becoming.
To exist is equivalent to an act of faith, a protest against the truth, an interminable prayer. As soon as they consent to live, the unbeliever and the man of faith are fundamentally the same, since both have made the only decision that defines a being.
In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.
If one can be himself that is the greatest entreprise.
Our existence doesn't meanings, until we can’t feel the pain and sorrows of others
There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.
There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.
The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
Nothing exists except by virtue of a disequilibrium, an injustice. All existence is a theft paid for by other existences; no life flowers except on a cemetery.
Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.
It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.
Anything and everything, physical or otherwise, is defined by its absence.
He was a clot looking for a place to happen, a splinter of bone hunting a soft organ to puncture, a lonely lunatic cell looking for a mate.
The world is whole beyond human knowing.
There must be something unique about me that God gave me the privilege to exist.
There are only two corners on the ring of this world. One of them is myself, the other one, everybody else.
There are only two corners on the ring of this world. One of them is you, the other one, everybody else.
There must be something unique about you that God gave you the privilege to exist.
Everything and nothing are the same in the Absolute.
Existence is the end of endless eternity without a beginning or an end.
Unborn eternity does not die; existence is dying and falls asleep in the eternity beyond existence.
Without nothing, everything would be nothing.
From everything, nothing looks to nothing.
When everything hurries everywhere, nothing goes anywhere.
Our neighborhood - this solar system, the cosmos, actually - is so much more vast and amazing than the paltry headlines, insanity, and politics crammed at us daily as so-called news. The beauty of the hood and discoveries that await us are deserving of our attention and mandatory to our survival as a species.

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