42+ Best Simple Living Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s lifestyle. These may include, for example, reducing one’s possessions, generally referred to as minimalism, or increasing self-sufficiency. Profoundly inspirational Simple Living quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Simple Living Quotes

Two-thirds of all growth takes place in cities because, by simple fact of population density, our urban spaces are perfect innovation labs. The modern metropolis is jam-packed. People are living atop one another; their ideas are as well. — Peter Diamandis

No man made great by death offers more hope to lowly pride than does Abraham Lincoln; for while living he was himself so simple as often to be dubbed a fool. — Thomas Vernor Smith

Football. It sounds simple, but it’s always been the case – I don’t see myself living without playing. — Anthony Martial

In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. — Luther Burbank

I don’t compare shows. It’s very simple. I don’t live in the past. If there’s any secret to my longevity, it’s living in the future. And a little bit in the present. — Harold Prince

In the summer, I love to go up north to a cottage and relax by the lake, swim, go canoeing… I also love riding my bike around Toronto, going to the farmer’s market, cooking. That sounds simple, but it’s a luxury you don’t have when you’re living in hotels. — Sarah Gadon

We’re living in miraculous times where connections are made at the blink of an eye, the tap of a thumb, and the click of a mouse. We can never replace human interaction, but these simple actions can be powerful and meaningful to those we connect with. — Christy Turlington

There’s something really simple and idyllic about living in a house very close to the water. — Andrea Riseborough

I came to Southbury because I wanted to live a more simple life. When I was a child, I saw lots of movies about happy people living in Connecticut. And ever since then, that was where I wanted to live. I thought it would be like the movies. And it really is. It’s exactly what I hoped it would be. — Polly Bergen

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. — Cary Grant

Exercise is key, of course, and people wrongly think you have to spend hours a day in the gym. Actually, you don’t. All you need is simple equipment, and you can train in your living room. — Tom Daley

It confuses me that Christian living is not simpler. The gospel, the very good news, is simple. — Donald Miller

According to the 2000 ‘Report of the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation,’ the long-lasting effects of nuclear testing can be qualified in simple scientific terms: ‘Radiation exposure can damage living cells, causing death in some of them and modifying others.’ — Valerie Plame

The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time. — Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there. — Johnny Depp

I like signing books for a living; I do. But you have no idea the panic that sets in. I am not a very good speller. Put me in a stresser situation, and I lose all capacity to recall how to spell the most simple names. — Chelsea Cain

The decision in my case to become a stay-at-home dad, which people do all the time, I guess wouldn’t have meant as much to people if I had had a very simple kind of make-a-living existence and decided I needed to spend more time at home. — Rick Moranis

Christ managed to boil down an awful lot of commandments to a few very simple rules for living. It’s when you go backwards through the ‘begats’ and the Garden of Eden, and you start thinking, ‘Hang on, that’s a big punishment for eating one lousy apple… There’s a human-rights issue.’ — Terry Pratchett

We should be very concerned: if identity theft is so simple to do, what’s to stop me from entering this country and assuming the identity of someone else for the sole purpose of living here illegally for terrorist reasons? That alone would be a concern. — Frank Abagnale

Our original mission and values consisted of four simple words that formed our foundation: ‘We make great games.’ We crafted that statement before we had even released our first game, but we were committed to living up to it. — Michael Morhaime

I’m most passionate about anything to do with nature and the simple things. I love taking walks with my family or my friends and seeing nature. And that’s why I love living where I live because I live up in the desert area in the mountains. — Atticus Shaffer

If you do not ensure that people are being paid a living wage, then you are going to have people who rely on government assistance. It is that simple. — Ron Crumpton

The point really is that a writer tends to write a book that he or she tends to write. It’s as simple as that. Of course, it’s important to make a living and all that, but the main impulse as far as I’m concerned – and I’m sure as other writers are concerned – is to tell a story that I feel impelled by. — Vikram Seth

What I discovered all over Ireland is that people living simple lives by the sea or in the remote countryside seem a lot calmer than city folk with their iPads and their Android phones. — James Nesbitt

We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters. — Eddie Van Halen

I’m just delighted to be living, to be able to have a simple conversation, to feel a ray of sunlight on my skin and listen to the breeze move through the leaves of a tree. — Ryuichi Sakamoto

Government is force, pure and simple. There’s no way to sugar-coat that. And because government is force, it will attract the worst elements of society – people who want to use government to avoid having to earn their living and to avoid having to persuade others to accept their ideas voluntarily. — Harry Browne

I know there’s a principle of spirit. It works without space-time. I am subject to that principle, in spirit and in belief of body. Learn how spirit works, a few simple rules, living a perfect spiritual life is easy. — Richard Bach

People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast. — Thomas Kinkade

I’m much more famous than I am rich, but I’m able to scale back my lifestyle. I know a lot of people who were where I was who can’t imagine living any simpler, but I haven’t got a lot of expensive wants. — Ali MacGraw

I often think about, ‘How do we return to a simpler way of living? Is there some way that we can start to think of each other as human beings again, instead of worshiping money, instead of worshiping electronics, instead of worshiping getting ahead just for me?’ — Giancarlo Esposito

As someone who asks questions for a living, there are few things that annoy me more than people who won’t ask for themselves. Social media is a great help, but so is something as simple as turning on your television or powering up your laptop to watch a smart news show. — Gwen Ifill

Government has never increased the standard of living of one single human being in civilization’s history. For some reason that simple truth has evaded everybody. — Steve Wynn

With the exception of autotrophic bacteria, the green, or chlorophyll-bearing, plants are the only living forms on this planet capable of synthesizing organic matter out of inorganic elements and simple compounds. — Selman Waksman

We should choose simple ways of living… to live in harmony with nature by adopting simpler technologies and using natural resources innovatively. — Sonam Wangchuk

My theory is that I decided to be a writer when I was about seven, but of course it is not as simple as that. Like most writers, I had to work at other things to earn a living and wrote mainly in the evenings, often very late at night, for many years. — Margaret Mahy

Living with only the bare essentials has not only provided superficial benefits such as the pleasure of a tidy room or the simple ease of cleaning, it has also led to a more fundamental shift. It’s given me a chance to think about what it really means to be happy. — Fumio Sasaki

I think a lot about when times were simpler, when I was still dancing and living with my parents. I really miss living at home sometimes. I get really sad. — Hailey Baldwin

You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living. — A. E. van Vogt

The simple truth of our finiteness is that we could, by whatever means, go on interminably only at the price of either losing the past and, therewith, our identity, or living only in the past and therefore without a real present. We cannot seriously wish either and thus not a physical enduring at that price. — Hans Jonas

For me, making music is about my whole life. The basics, the components, simple things – family, living, just going to the market and getting new fruit and veg. That’s what keeps my blood flowing. — Neneh Cherry

But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful. — Elizabeth Edwards

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