86+ Best Live in the Moment Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational live in the moment quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Live in the Moment Quotes

The foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness. – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that’s worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today. – Henry Ford

Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys. – Andr_ Gide

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don’t miss it. – Leo Buscaglia

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. – Cherokee Indian Proverb

One today is worth two tomorrows. – Benjamin Franklin

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. – Henry David Thoreau

All I have is all I need and all I need is all I have in this moment. – Byron Katie

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. – Gilda Radner

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow. – Jerry Spinelli

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. – Michel de Montaigne

The living moment is everything. – D.H. Lawrence

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment–this day–is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day–each moment of this day–a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity. – Dan Custer

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. – Charles Dederich

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely. – Kay Lyons

Living in the present moment creates the experience of eternity. – Deepak Chopra

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life. – Eckhart Tolle

Stress is the distance between where your thoughts are and where your life is happening. ― Dean Jackson

The past is never there when you try to go back. It exists, but only in memory. To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess. – Chris Cobbs

Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life. – Thich Nhat Hahn

Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? – David Bader

Instead of bracing yourself for the perils of the unknown, embrace the joy that is here, in your present moment. – Michelle Cruz Rosado

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. – Alice Morse Earle

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. – Coreta Kent

Live in the moment and be present in all that you do. Don’t worry yourself with what happened yesterday or what’s going to happen tomorrow. Stay focused with what’s in front of you. – Michael Trevino

Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat? – Goldie Hawn

I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live. – Thich Nhat Hanh

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now. – James A. Baldwin

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. – André Maurois

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. – Eckhart Tolle

Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. – Eckhart Tolle

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. – Leonardo da Vinci

Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace. – Author Unknown

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber

Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none. – Albert Einstein

Forever is composed of nows. – Emily Dickinson

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. – Thich Nhat Hahn

This is real freedom – the ability to enjoy the choices we make in every successive moment of the present. – Deepak Chopra

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. – Thomas S. Monson

Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself. – Yogananda

Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. – Buddha

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa

The meeting of two eternities, the past and the future… is precisely the present moment. – Henry David Thoreau

Don’t let the past steal your present. – Cherralea Morgen

You are only here now; you’re only alive in this moment. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today. – Sydney Smith

Act in the moment, live in the present, slowly slowly don’t allow the past to interfere, and you will be surprised that life is such an eternal wonder, such a mysterious phenomenon and such a great gift that one simply feels constantly in gratitude. – Osho

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is worth more than this day. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is the blocks with which we build. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My past and my future depends on today. – Trevor Hall, Origami Crane

Past and future are in the mind only – I am now. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

This is your moment. Own it. – Oprah Winfrey

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift. – Oprah Winfrey

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. – Oprah Winfrey

There is one thing we can do, and the happiest people are those who can do it to the limit of their ability. We can be completely present. We can be all here. We can give all our attention to the opportunity before us. – Mark Van Doren

If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now, all negativity would dissolve almost instantly. It could not survive in your presence. – Eckhart Tolle

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don’t think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you’re hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time. – Art Buchwald

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. – Jan Glidewell

If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is. – Author Unknown

There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday. – Robert Nathan, So Love Returns

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. – Abraham Maslow

The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need. – Ann Richards

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. – Wayne Dyer

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. —Thornton Wilder

The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want. – Byron Katie

Remember then: there is only one time that is important – Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power. – Leo Tolstoy

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. – Maya Angelou

Don’t let the past steal your present. – Cherralea Morgen

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. – Oprah Winfrey

Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour. ― Walt Whitman

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings. – Oprah Winfrey

Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. – Dale Carnegie

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. – Eckhart Tolle

The key to enjoying the moment is to always carry a list of Things I Gotta Do That Can Wait. – Robert Brault

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us. – Jean de La Bruyère

The next message you need is always right where you are. – Ram Dass

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. – Alan Watts

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis. – Margaret Bonnano

Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply. – Thich Nhat Hanh

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