Life is short and time is swift
life is short(, and time is swift)
proverb Our time in this life is very limited, so we should strive to enjoy it as much as we can. I know you think skydiving is reckless, but life is short, and it's something I've always wanted to do. If we did everything the doctors said, we'd do nothing but eat vegetables and exercise all day, every day—life is short and time is swift.
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Life is short and time is swift.
Prov. You should enjoy life as much as possible, because it does not last very long. Jill: Want to go to the movies with me? Jane: Oh, I don't know; I should probably stay at work and finish a few things. Jill: Come on, Jane, life is short and time is swift.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.