42 ‘Life Is Like A’ Quotes Filled With Amazing Wisdom

What is life? There is no straightforward answer to this question because no one knows what it is. It’s unfathomable, it’s indescribable. Perhaps the only way to define it or to understand it is to think of it in terms of similes and metaphors.

This article is a collection of the best ‘life is like’ quotes and metaphors that contain deep wisdom on the nature of life and living.

1. Life is like a camera

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot.

Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

2. Life is like a book

Life is like a book, it is told in chapters.

Life is like a book, it is told in chapters, and you cannot embrace the next chapter until you close the current one. – Casey Neistat

Life is like a book. There are good chapters, and there are bad chapters. But when you get to a bad chapter, you don’t stop reading the book! If you do…then you never get to find out what happens next! – Brian Falkner

Life is like a book, and every book has an end. No matter how much you like that book you will get to the last page and it will end. No book is complete without its end. And once you get there, only when you read the last words, will you see how good the book is. – Fábio Moon

Life is like a book. You read one page at a time, and hope for a good ending. – J.B. Taylor

I’ve learned that life is like a book. Sometimes we must close a chapter and begin the next one. – Hanz

3. Life is like a mirror

Life is like a mirror, smile at it and it smiles back.

Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you. – Peace Pilgrim

4. Life is like a piano

Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.

Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. – Tom Lehrer

Life is like a piano. White keys are happy moments and the black ones are sad moments. Both keys are played together to give us the sweet music called Life. – Suzy Kassem

Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music. – Ehssan

5. Life is like a coin

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. – Lillian Dickson

Your life is like a coin. You can spend it anyway you want, but only once. Make sure you invest it and don’t waste it. Invest it in something that matters to you and matters for eternity. – Tony Evens

6. Life is like a video game

Sometimes life is like a video game. When things get harder, and the obstacles get tougher, it just means you leveled up. – Lilah Pace

7. Life is like a box of chocolate

Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're going to get.

Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get.Winston Groom, (Forrest Gump)

8. Life is like a library

Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

9. Life is like a boxing match

Life is like a boxing match.

Life is like a boxing match. Defeat is declared not when you fall but when you refuse to stand again. – Kristen Ashley

Life is like a boxing match, keep on throwing those punches and one of them will land. – Kevin Lane (The Shawshank Prevention)

10. Life is like a restaurant

Life is like a restaurant; you can have anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price. – Moffat Machingura

11. Life is like a drive on a highway

They say life is like a highway and we all travel our own roads, some good, some bad, yet each is a blessing of its own. – Jess “Chief” Brynjulson

Life is like a drive on a highway. There will always be someone behind, along and ahead of you. No matter how many people you overtake, life will always serve you with a new challenge, a new commuter driving ahead of you. Destination is the same for everyone, but what matters in the end is – how much you enjoyed the drive! – Mehek Bassi

12. Life is like a theater

Life is like a theater, but the question is not whether you are in the audience or on the stage but rather, are you where you want to be? – A.B. Potts

13. Life is like a 10 speed bike

Life is like a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. – Charles Schulz

14. Life is like a grindstone

Life is like a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of.

Life is like a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you’re made of. – Jacob M. Braude

15. Life is like a sketchbook

Life is like a sketchbook, every page is a new day, every picture is a new story and every line is a new path, we just need to be smart enough to create our own masterpieces. – Jes K.

16. Life is like a mosaic

Your life is like a mosaic, a puzzle. You have to figure out where the pieces go and put them together for yourself. – Maria Shriver

17. Life is like a garden

Life is like a garden, you reap what you sow.

Life is like a garden, you reap what you sow. – Paulo Coelho

18. Life is like a game of cards

Life is like a game of cards - Jawaharlal Nehru quote.

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will. – Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is like a game of cards. It deals you different hands at different times. You don’t have that old hand anymore. Look at what you have now. – Barbara Delinsky

19. Life is like a landscape

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it, but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. – Charles Lindberg

20. Life is like a prism

Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass.

Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass. – Jonathan Kellerman

21. Life is like a jigsaw

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to see the whole picture, then put it together piece by piece! – Terry McMillan

22. Life is like a teacher

Life is like a great teacher, she will repeat the lesson until you learn.

Life is like a great teacher, she will repeat the lesson until you learn. – Ricky Martin

23. Life is like a bowl of spaghetti

Life is like a bowl of spaghetti. Every once in a while, you get a meatball.

Life is like a bowl of spaghetti. Every once in a while, you get a meatball. – Sharon Creech

24. Life is like a mountain

Life is like a mountain. When you get to the peak, remember the valley exists. – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

25. Life is like a trumpet

Life is like a trumpet – if you don’t put anything into it, you don’t get anything out of it. – William Christopher Handy

26. Life is like a snowball

Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill. – Warren Buffett

27. Life is like a foot race

Life is like a foot race quote.

Life is like a foot race, there will always be people who are faster than you, and there will always be those who are slower than you. What matters, in the end, is how you ran your race. – Joël Dicker

28. Life is like a balloon

Life is like a balloon

Your life is like a balloon; if you never let yourself go, you will never know how far you can rise. – Linda Poindexter

29. Life is like a combination lock

Life is like a combination lock; your job is to find the numbers, in the right orders, so you can have anything you want. – Brian Tracy

30. Life is like a ferris wheel

Life is like a Ferris wheel, going ‘round and ‘round in one direction. Some of us are lucky enough to remember each trip around. – Samyann, Yesterday: A Novel of Reincarnation

31. Life is like a taxi

Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still. – Lou Erickso

32. Life is like a steering wheel

Life is like a steering wheel, it only takes one small move to change your entire direction. – Kellie Elmore

33. Life is like a game of limbo in reverse

Life is like a game of limbo in reverse. The bar keeps rising higher and we need to keep rising to the occasion. – Ryan Lilly

34. Life is like a rollercoaster

Life is like a rollercoaster with highs and lows. So quit complaining about it and enjoy the ride! – Habeeb Akande

Life is like a roller-coaster with thrills, chills, and a sigh of relief. – Susan Bennett

35. Life is like a drawing

Life is like a drawing without an eraser.

Life is like a drawing without an eraser. – John W Gardner

36. Life is like a game of chess

Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move.

Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. – Allan Rufus

37. Life is like a wheel

Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always comes around to where you started again. – Stephen King

Life is like a long note; it persists without variance, without wavering. There is no cessation in sound or pause in tempo. It continues on, and we must master it or it will master us. – Amy Harmon

38. Life is like a collage

Life is like a collage. Its individual pieces are arranged to create harmony. Appreciate the artwork of your life. – Amy Leigh Mercree

39. Life is like photography

Life is like photography. We develop from negatives. – Anon

40. Life is like a bicycle

Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance; you must keep on moving. – Albert Einstein

41. Life is like a wheel

Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again.
– Stephen King

42. Life is like a sandwich

Life is like a sandwich! Birth as one slice, and death as the other. What you put in-between the slices is up to you. Is your sandwich tasty or sour? – Allan Rufus

Also Read: 31 Valuable Life Lessons From The Tao Te Ching (With Quotes)


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