Sometimes we feel like characters in a story — since the story line has already been decided, we don’t even try to change it. And because of that, we’re passive, inert, and unable to withstand sudden changes in our lives with ease and grace. If you ever feel like life has taken you in its grasp instead of the other way around, check out these 24 live in the moment quotes.
They were written by people who felt the same as you do now. Perhaps their thoughts about living in the moment will give you some inspiration.
24 Live in the Moment Quotes to Start Appreciating Your Life
Don’t Miss Out on Life and Live in the Moment Quotes
#1. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
#2. “Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour.” — Walt Whitman
#3. “The point is to be in the moment, not miss the moment while trying to capture it.” ― Sheralyn Pratt
#4. “No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.” ― Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab
#5. “The beauty of defeat is that when you fall, you fly.” ― Lionel Suggs
#6. “The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.” ― Ann Richards
#7. “Leave the problems of God to God and karma to karma. Today you’re here and nothing you do will change that. Today you are alive and here and honored and blessed with good fortune. Look at this sunset, it’s beautiful, neh? This sunset exists. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. Please look. It is so beautiful and it will never happen ever again, never, not this sunset, never in all infinity. Lose yourself in it, make yourself one with nature and do not worry about karma, yours, mine, or that of the village.” ― James Clavell
#8. “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” ― Horace Mann
#9. “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” ― Henry David Thoreau
#10. “Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?” ― Pat Conroy
#11. “A life without regret can be attained by full awareness of one’s actions in their present moment.” ― Michelle D. Rosado
#12. “But we’ve spent a lifetime being afraid of making wrong choices that we have never had the guts to make any.
We’ve wasted our days worrying about what may happen next that we’ve forgotten to enjoy what’s really happening.
We’ve stayed where we should’ve left.
We cared for what we had to ignore.
And we’ve built many walls around ourselves to an extent that light has never found its way through our darkness.
As a matter of fact, our worst enemies and most monstrous demons do live inside us, and they lay right in the back of our heads or in the core of our chests …” ― Samiha Totanji
Quotes About Living Every Day as Is It Was Your Last
#13. “What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ― A.A. Milne
#14. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
#15. “Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” ― Betty Smith
#16. “Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” ― Albert Einstein
#17. “The best thing about now, is that there’s another one tomorrow.” ― Tim Tharp
Quotes About the Past, Present, and the Future
#18. “I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” ― Abraham Lincoln
#19. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” ― Charles M. Schulz
#20. “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” ― Thomas S. Monson
#21. “Don’t mourn over the past; it has no pity for you. Don’t cry over the present; it has no sympathy for you, and don’t weep over the future; it has no mercy on you.” — Matshona Dhliwayo
#22. “The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment.” ― Lauren Kate
#23. “We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” ― Bill Watterson
#24. “If the past could be changed, it would not exist. If the future could be stopped, it would not survive. If the present could be avoided, it would not prevail.” — Matshona Dhliwayo
It doesn’t matter whether you find yourself tied down by the banality of everyday life, or torn apart by all of life’s possibilities. Either way, focusing on THE present will give you strength.
Forget worrying about the future or overanalyzing the past. Both the past and future have their time. So there’s no need to ignore the present for either of the. Grab the moment and live in the now.
And in case you ever feel hopeless, come back to these live in the moment quotes. They’ll breathe some life into you and remind you to stay focused on the present.