74 Life Sucks Quotes That Will Surely Make You Feel Better


Maybe you’re at a point in your life where you’re not positive about your future. Your job, your home-life, your relationship, it seems like everything in your life sucks.

In this article, I will share with you some life sucks quotes collected from different sources that will definitely make you say “True to that.”

74 Life Sucks Quotes

1. “Life is hard. Then you die. They don’t throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful that it happens in that order.” David Gerrold

2. “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken place. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” – Ernest Hemingway

3. “When life sucks, read. They can’t yell at you for that. And if they do, then you can ignore them.” – LauriHalse Anderson

4. “Life is little more than a loan shark: It exacts a very high rate of interest for the few pleasures it concedes.” – Luigi Pirandello

5. “Although it is a gloomy view to suppose that life will die out, sometimes when I contemplate the things that people do with their lives I think it is almost a consolation.” – Bertrand Russell

6. “Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.” – Walter Kerr

7. “You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.” – Quentin Crisp

8. “My life sucks when I’m only half-aware of it. If I quit drinking and saw what it’s really like, I’d probably jump off a bridge.” – Becca Fitzpatrick

9. “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.” – Stephen Vincent Benet

10. “Life sucks, but you have the option to sit there and cry about it or you can simply move on and become stronger.” – Leah Lacono

11. “Life sucks, then you die, so roll a blunt and let’s get high, if at first, you don’t succeed, try again with better weed.” – Massmurder

12. “Life is a shit sandwich, but if you’ve got enough bread, you don’t taste the shit.” – Jonathan Winters

13. “Life is like an onion; you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.” – James Gibbons Huneker

14. “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

15. “Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

16. “Life is amazing. Even when it sucks, it is amazing, and we should be grateful for every moment.” – Hal Elrod

17. “Life is a gamble, better check the point spread and when life sucks, I just enjoy the head.” – Lil Wayne

18. “Bad things happen to good people all the time. It sucks. It’s not fair but then much of life isn’t fair. It’s how you live that matters. It’s how you deal with the bumps in the road.” – Maya Banks

19. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk

20. “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” – Calvin

21. “It is a mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.” – Samuel Johnson

22. “Sometimes life just sucks, and all we can do is go to our happy place where we plot our revenge.” – Antsy McClain

23. “Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.” – Woody Allen

24. “The world’s bumper sticker reads: Life sucks, and then you die. Perhaps Christian bumper stickers should read: Life sucks, but then you find hope and you can’t wait to die.” – Ted Dekker

25. “Not everything happens for a reason. Sometimes life just sucks.” – Alexa Chung

26. “There were definitely times I couldn’t shower for a full week because I could barely stand, it felt like having all your life sucked out of you.” – Avril Lavigne

27. “If you think your life sucks, it probably does. Do something about it.” – Chris Crutcher

28. “Life sucks, but you have the option to sit there and cry about it or you can simply move on and become stronger.” – Leah Iacono

29. “Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.” – Helen Keller

30. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau

31. “I believe pain is nature’s way of saying, you’re still alive, and life sucks.” – Bill Engvall

32. “Things happen in life and you can’t control them. It sucks and you have to move on.” – Abbi Glines

33. “Life is an incurable disease.” – Abraham Cowley

34. “I make a new discovery that totally blows; dying is the easy part. It’s coming back to life that sucks.” – Karen Marie Moning

35. “Let’s play a game of whose life sucks worse I’ll win, I always win.” – Ellen Pompeo

36. “Sometimes it isn’t easy to be sane, smart, and responsible. Sometimes it sucks. Sucks wang. Camel wang. But that doesn’t turn wrong into right or stupid into smart.” – Jim Butcher

37. “Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids, and the nurses.” –Richard Brinsley

38. “Some people leave, yeah, and it sucks. But some people don’t leave, and they never will. And sometimes people are there, but you just can’t see them. But they’re still there.”– Robin Benway

39. “God knows life sucks. It’s right there in the Bible. The book of Job is all about Job asking God to take away pain and misery. And God says, “I can’t take away pain and misery because then no one would talk to me.” – Bill Maher

40. “Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks.” – Ricky Gervais

41. “Bad stuff happens. Sometimes it makes no sense at all. Sometimes it’s unfair. Sometimes, it just plain sucks. Bad stuff happens sometimes. Always remember that, but remember that you have to move on somehow. You just pick your head up and stare at something beautiful like the sky, or the ocean, and you move the hell on.” – James Patterson

42. “Sometimes life gives us lessons sent in ridiculous packaging.” – Dar Williams

43. “Sometimes in life, you have an appointment with destiny, and sometimes you just have to get destiny to squeeze you in.” – Robert Breault

44. “Sometimes, in life, nothing happens. But, sometimes, nothing happens beautifully.” – Laurell K Hamilton

45. “Most people think, “Life sucks, and then you die.” I disagree. I think life sucks. Then you get cancer. Then you go into chemotherapy. You lose all your hair, you feel bad about yourself. Then all of the sudden cancer goes into remission, and then all of the sudden you have a stroke. You can’t move your right side. And then, maybe, you die.” – Denis Leary

46. “Perhaps sometimes life shows you a side of itself which leaves you with nothing more to say.” – Alessandro Baricco

47. “Sometimes life hits you like a brick in the face. Don’t give up.” – Steve Jobs

48. “Life is like the Internet: sometimes is almost impossible to connect.” – Paul Coelho

49. “Sometimes life’s so much cooler when you just don’t know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet.” – Anthony Kiedis

50. “Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way.” – Axl Rose

51. “Sometimes life turns out hard, Isabel. Sometimes it just bites right through you. And sometimes, just when you think it’s done its worst, it comes back and takes another chunk.” – L. Stedman

52. “Getting control of life is never easy, and sometimes it can be definitely painful.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

53. “Have you ever been to a picnic? And someone blows up a balloon, and everyone starts tossing it around, and it’s always just about to touch the ground, but someone always gets there just in time to tap it back up? That balloon, that’s God, the very best in all of us, the kindness, the heavy petting, Funny Girl! …Evil bores me. It’s just one note. It doesn’t sing! Oh, of course life sucks! It always will. So why not make the most of it?” – Paul Rudnick

54. “Sometimes fantasies are better than life.” – Beatrice Sparks

55. “Life isn’t supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss. Life isn’t supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it’s comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day’s not perfect, it’s not a failure or a terrible loss. It’s just another day.” – Barbara Sher

56. “The world is a grindstone and life is your nose.” – Fred Allen

57. “The life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” – Thomas Hobbes

58. “It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.” – Tyler Durden

59. “It is not true that life is one damn thing after another…it’s one damn thing over and over.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

60. “The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.” – Don Marquis

61. “People say, ‘My phone sucks.’ No, it doesn’t! The shittiest cell phone in the world is a miracle. Your life sucks. Around the phone.” – Louis C.K.

62. “Happily ever after? If justice doesn’t triumph and love doesn’t make the circle in entertainment fiction, what’s the point? Real life sucks too often.” – Nora Roberts

63. “Sometimes it’s not catastrophic. Sometimes you only come to the bottom of your coffee cup. Sometimes you have a good day. No one wants to know. No one wants to tell you about theirs either. You might somehow take it. Turn it against them. See the flaw. You always tell them the whole thing sucks. It keeps you alive. They figure if you’re out there having a rotten time, everything’s fine and you’re doing your part. No one will ever try to take your bad times away from you but they’ll come swarming for your happiness.” – Henry Rollins

64. “Life sucks, get a helmet.” – Denis Leary

65. “Life isn’t a book. There’s no guarantee of a happy ending.” – PC Cast

66. “Life sucks order from a sea of disorder.” – James Gleick

67. “Death is life’s way of telling you you’re fired.” – Unknown

68. “Life sucks, then you die. Then it sucks again.” – Tonya Hurley

69. “Whenever life sucks remember you’re going to die someday.” – Oscar Wilde

70. “No matter how interminable something feels, there is always, always an ending. Sometimes that’s good, and sometimes it’s bad; sometimes it’s a matter of indifference, and sometimes it’s heartbreaking, and your life is never the same thereafter.” – Ann Aguirre

71. “Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life.” – Wilma Rudolph

72. “Sometimes, I wonder if we live life by reliving life, rather than by living life.” – Michael Landon

73. “Yeah, sometimes life really sucks,” she says. “But you know what I’m holding on for?” I raise my eyebrows. She raises hers, too, mimicking me. “The moments that don’t suck,” she says. “The trick is to notice them when they come around.” – Veronica Roth

74. “The reason we love nature is because it’s fascinating and we love all the creatures, but if you watch any nature film, there’s always a lesson: “the creatures are all dying and life sucks.” The same is true of literature.” – C. Boyle


If you ever feel out-of-place, down, or feel like giving up, I have some good and bad news for you; the good news is, it isn’t always going to be like that. The bad news is, the only person that can turn your life up is you.

No matter what setbacks you’re experiencing now or how deep you are at the rock bottom, it’s important to remember that life has its ups and downs. It will change because nothing is permanent.


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