100 Inspiring You Only Live Once Quotes Because Life Is Too Short

Is there a dream job or business you have yet to pursue? Is there a country or place you wanted to explore? Are there important people in your life you haven’t seen in a long time? Time goes faster than we think and sometimes, life is over in a blink of an eye. We only live once so make sure to make it worth something. Grasp your dreams and find happiness in the minutiae as you make your life journey.

Check out these inspiring and beautiful you only live once quotes we’ve specially curated for you.

Inspiring You Only Live Once Quotes

If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have. – Joel Osteen

Even if I’m eating healthy, I let myself indulge with french fries. That’s my favorite thing. You only live once! – Kate Mara

You only live once, so live a good life! – Shane Filan

Better an oops than a what if quote.

Better an oops than a what if.

You only live once, and when your died your done, so let the good times roll. – BB King

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru

james dean quote

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough. – Joe E. Lewis

It’s a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away. – U2, ‘Beautiful Day’

You only live once, so enjoy the ride. – Oliver Gaspirtz

We only regret the chances we didn't take quote.

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

We only live once, and how would you want to be remembered? I have kids. I have, due to my job, a probably higher responsibility to do good things in my life. But also, since I was a kid, I love doing things out of context, helping friends, being different, being a special kind of man is important for me. – Gilles Marini

You only live once so might as well be a badass.

While it is tempting to play it safe, the more we’re willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took. – Kelsey Grammer

Don’t waste time comparing yourself to others. Life is too short. Start living your own.

harvey mackay quote

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it. – Harvey Mackay

There are two things I eat that I know I shouldn’t: chocolate and ice cream. You only live once, so I am going to eat chocolate. – John Tomac

We only live once. We all have an expiration date after that we will never come again. I am not saying that to make you sad. I am saying that so you can cherish each moment in your life and be grateful that you are here and you are Special. – Pablo

You only live once. Life is a show. – Johnny Weir

Focus on what you want to do, don’t be scared to try stuff. You only live once. You gotta take risks at times. – Mark Zupan

hunter s thompson quote

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride! – Hunter S. Thompson

In the quest of getting farther from you, with every passing day, I got a step closer to myself. – Stuti Changle, You Only Live Once

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard

You live but once; you might as well be amusing. – Coco Chanel

Create a life you don't need a vacation from quote.

Create a life you don’t need a vacation from.

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. – Wayne Dyer

Although time seems to fly by, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. – Steve Maraboli

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it! – Gary Ryan Blair

I’m pretty comfortable with my body. I’m imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once. – Kate Hudson

jean paul quote

Live your life and forget your age. – Jean Paul

Keep calm and live your best life.

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

Follow your heart’s truth with no need for personal gain other than the feeling produced when doing what you truly love. – Keke Palmer

I’m not trying to succeed for the people who are waiting for me to fail. I’m doing it for myself. I’m one for the ‘You only live once so you should do as much as you can’ sort of thing. – Zara Phillips

mahatma gandhi quote

Look at the sparrows – they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment. – Mahatma Gandhi

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey

Always look on the bright side of life. – Monty Python

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

You only live once and you don’t know it because of the everyday activities, but if you walk around knowing you only have one time on this planet, you’ll make a whole lot more of it. – Jordan Knight

Never let fear stop you from living your life quote.

Never let fear stop you from living your life.

We only live once, Snoopy. Wrong! we only die once. We live every day! – Charlie Brown

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. – Sydney J. Harris

I want to encourage public interest in space. I have never let my condition stop me. You only live once. – Stephen Hawking

Well why the hell not?

One life quote

One life. Just one. Why aren’t we running like we are on fire towards our dreams?

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. – William Penn

That’s a horrible idea. What time?

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future – it is something you design for the present. – Jim Rohn

mae west quote

Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

My philosophy in life is that you only live once. Live life to its fullest. – Richard Branson

You only live once, and the way I live, once is enough. – Frank Sinatra

You only live once? False, you live everyday. You only die once. – Dwight Schrute

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

john hughes quote

Those who say ‘you only live once’ have never read a book. – John Hughes

You only live once, life is really short.. don’t let anything minuscule like that keep you down. Keep your head up. – Mitch Lucker

Invest in yourself. Don’t put it off.

Life is too short for drama. Surround yourself with those who support you, love you, and care about you.

We should enjoy and make the most of life, not because we are in constant fear of what might happen to us in a mythical afterlife, but because we have only one opportunity to live. – Greg Graffin

thich nhat hanh quote

We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not. – Marty Robbins

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. – Maya Angelou

You only live once, for a very short time. So make every second divine. – Mitch Lucker

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime. – Eminem, ‘Lose Yourself’

rosario dawson quote

You don’t want your tombstone to read: ‘Played it Safe.’ – Rosario Dawson

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. – Oscar Wilde

For me, life is about enjoying yourself because you only live once. We should try to make the most of things and follow our dreams. – Heidi Klum

Today is a brand new day. A day to heal. A day to love. – Caroline Naoroji

Today be that girl you admire quote.

Today, be that girl you admire.

If you enjoy reading, writing, learning, and sharing what you have learned, don’t hesitate to look for a life where you can continue to do those things. It could be as a scientist, an educator, an editor, a journalist, the founder of an organization. You only live once, and it is a tragedy if you deny yourself these options without trying to pursue them. – Howard Gardner

Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time. – Lysa TerKeurst

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t to than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain

Death is not the biggest fear we have- our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we are. – Don Miguel Ruiz

alison pill quote

You only live once. Trying to do the right thing for other people often doesn’t work out, and you have to follow your own path in order to make things work out best for everyone. – Alison Pill

YOLO. You only live once.

You only live once. If you don’t enjoy it, it’s your fault, nobody else’s. – Duncan Bannatyne

Living life to the fullest means continually reaching out for newer, richer, deeper, life-changing experiences. It means using those experiences as a means for personal growth and pushing the boundaries of yourself. – Zero Dean

I'm going to make everything around me beautiful quote.

I’m going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.

You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk. – Louise Smith

We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play. – Charles Schaefer

You only live once, so live while you can, be who you want to be and don’t let anyone stop you. – Julianne Stephen

iyanla vanzant quote

If you want to live your life to the fullest and realize your greatest potential, you must be willing to run the risk of making some people mad. People may not like what you do, people may not like how you do it, but these people are not living your life. You are! – Iyanla Vanzant

It’s my life and it’s now or never! Cause I ain’t gonna live forever, I just want to live while I’m alive, It’s my life!” – Bon Jovi, ‘It’s My Life’

Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. – Mark Twain

You only live once, so I try to say yes to everything. – Joshua Bell

Good morning quote.

Unbothered. Moisturized. Happy. In my lane. Focused. Fluorishing.

We’ll never have today again.

Life is too short to wait till tomorrow.

Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines. Once in a while, if you want to make your life a masterpiece. – Albert Einstein

Stuck between money problems quote.

Stuck between ” I need to save money” and “You only live once”.

Love the life you life. Live the life you love.

Life is too short to be wasted in finding answers. Enjoy the questions! – Paulo Coelho

You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your way can illuminate the world. – Oprah Winfrey


Now here’s a cautionary note. YOLO is not license to do everything you want indiscriminately. We’d explain but as usual, these guys say it better.

The concept of YOLO isn’t to go smoke and drink, eat bad food and make an ass of yourself. It’s to go out and do something with your life that matters before it’s too late.

You only live once is not license to be careless with your life.

For those of you that use YOLO to justify sin: YOLO, you only live once, but then you burn in hell forever. – Nouman Ali Khan

You only live once” is also an equally compelling reason not to do something. – Aaron Karo

If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, “You Only Live Once.” – Sydney J. Harris

You only live once so think twice.