Having the time of your life

Author, Jollytologist, and award winning keynote speaker Allen Klein’s new book ‘Having The Time of Your Life’ was published in April by Viva Editions and is a compilation of optimistic, funny, and life related quotes. Below is the Introduction of ‘Having The Time of Your Life’ written by Allen Klein, and below that is a selection of some of our favorite quotes from his new book.
When I was a youngster, LIFE magazine was my television. Every Thursday afternoon, it brought the world to my mailbox. It showed me that there were ways of living that were very different from my fifth-floor-walkup Bronx existence. In addition, it showed me the commonalties, struggles and celebrations of all people.
LIFE, the magazine, was also material for a bantering word game I played with my friends. We would repeatedly ask each other:

What’s life?
A magazine.
How much does it cost?
Twenty-five cents.
I only have a dime.
That’s tough.
What’s tough?
Life.
What’s life?
A magazine…
LIFE magazine suspended weekly publication many years ago, but the question of “What’s life?” still is an intriguing one. Perhaps it is because there are so many answers to such a simple question; perhaps it is because none are right or wrong.
I was hoping that after collecting over 500 quotations that ponder this question, I might have a definitive answer of what life is. The best I could come up with at the end of my research, however, was that life was a magazine I used to read when I was growing up.
Allen Klein
San Francisco

 Some of our favorite quotes
“What’s life? I really don’t know and that’s OK. I can live with that. After all I don’t know how my computer works and I still use that.”
– Rick Segel (page 2)
“The messiness of experience, that may be what we mean by life.”
– Daniel J. Boorstin (page 2)
“Life is the childhood of our immortality.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (p. 3)
“Life isn’t a science. We make it up as we go.”
– Al Hirschfeld (page 25)
“To me life has meaning because we love.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt (p. 36)
“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (p. 40)
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
– Søren Kierkegaard (p. 48)
“Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will.”
– Paul Gauguin (p. 58)
“There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (p. 72)
“Life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been a real life you would have been instructed where to go and what to do.”
– Poster saying (p. 75)

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Having the time of your life

Author, Jollytologist, and award winning keynote speaker Allen Klein’s new book ‘Having The Time of Your Life’ was published in April by Viva Editions and is a compilation of optimistic, funny, and life related quotes. Below is the Introduction of ‘Having The Time of Your Life’ written by Allen Klein, and below that is a selection of some of our favorite quotes from his new book.
When I was a youngster, LIFE magazine was my television. Every Thursday afternoon, it brought the world to my mailbox. It showed me that there were ways of living that were very different from my fifth-floor-walkup Bronx existence. In addition, it showed me the commonalties, struggles and celebrations of all people.
LIFE, the magazine, was also material for a bantering word game I played with my friends. We would repeatedly ask each other:

What’s life?
A magazine.
How much does it cost?
Twenty-five cents.
I only have a dime.
That’s tough.
What’s tough?
Life.
What’s life?
A magazine…
LIFE magazine suspended weekly publication many years ago, but the question of “What’s life?” still is an intriguing one. Perhaps it is because there are so many answers to such a simple question; perhaps it is because none are right or wrong.
I was hoping that after collecting over 500 quotations that ponder this question, I might have a definitive answer of what life is. The best I could come up with at the end of my research, however, was that life was a magazine I used to read when I was growing up.
Allen Klein
San Francisco

 Some of our favorite quotes
“What’s life? I really don’t know and that’s OK. I can live with that. After all I don’t know how my computer works and I still use that.”
– Rick Segel (page 2)
“The messiness of experience, that may be what we mean by life.”
– Daniel J. Boorstin (page 2)
“Life is the childhood of our immortality.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (p. 3)
“Life isn’t a science. We make it up as we go.”
– Al Hirschfeld (page 25)
“To me life has meaning because we love.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt (p. 36)
“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (p. 40)
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
– Søren Kierkegaard (p. 48)
“Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will.”
– Paul Gauguin (p. 58)
“There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (p. 72)
“Life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been a real life you would have been instructed where to go and what to do.”
– Poster saying (p. 75)

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