Through the centuries thousands of people have given their views on the meaning of life. It has been described as a joke and a tragedy, a journey of self-fulfilment and a calling to help others. Professor Kinnier's study screened quotations from hundreds of eminent people and analysed them to determine their thoughts on this eternal question. Ten themes emerged from the study: Life is to be enjoyed; We are here to help others; The meaning of life is a mystery; Life is meaningless; We are here to serve God; Life is a struggle; We are here to contribute to society; We are here to seek wisdom and selfactualisation; We must create meaning for ourselves; Life is absurd. Using the study as a basis, this book contains an eclectic mix of 250 quotations. Some are profound, others are witty - all of them are true.