As each situation in life represents a challenge to man and presents a
problem for him to solve, the question of the meaning of life may
actually be reversed. Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of
his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In
a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life
by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being
Human life has no meaning independent of itself. There is no cosmic
force or deity to give it meaning or significance. There is no ultimate
destiny for man. Such a belief is an illusion of humankind's infancy.
The meaning of life is what we choose to give it.
I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as
they are looking for the experience of being alive.
The meaning of life consists of the flaws in one's conceptions and what
one does about them. Life can be seen as a fertile fallacy.
The meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from
hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in
general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given
The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It
is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of
The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some
hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the
succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as
fully and creatively as we can.
The meaning of life is that it stops.
The meaning of life is that nobody knows the meaning of life.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give
The meaning of life is to give life meaning.
The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of
The only meaning of life worth caring about is one that can withstand
our best efforts to examine it.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not
expect to sit.
These tasks, and therefore the meaning of life, differ from man to man,
and from moment to moment. Thus it is impossible to define the meaning
of life in a general way. Questions about the meaning of life can never
be answered by sweeping statements. 'Life' does not mean something
vague, but something very real and concrete, just as life's tasks are
also very real and concrete. They form man's destiny, which is different
and unique for each individual. No man and no destiny can be compared
with any other man or any other destiny. No situation repeats itself,
and each situation calls for a different response. Sometimes the
situation in which a man finds himself may require him to shape his own
fate by action. At other times it is more advantageous for him to make
use of an opportunity for contemplation and to realize assets in this
way. Sometimes man may be required simple to accept fate, to bear his
cross. Every situation is distinguished by its uniqueness, and there is
always only one right answer to the problem posed by the situation at
To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be
the measure of our lives.
What's the meaning of life? Other people.