Story Of My Life Quotes & Sayings

What Does ‘Story of My Life’ Mean?

The phrase ‘story of my life’ is a common one, used to describe events that have had a significant impact on our lives. It can be used in many different contexts, including referring to experiences and memories that we look back on with fondness or nostalgia.

Often though, the saying ‘story of my life’ is used as a cynical quip about something negative or funny that keeps happening in someone’s life. Usually accompanied with an eye-roll 🙂

For example, you might say that the ‘story of my life’ involves always losing your keys, or getting bad traffic on the way to work.

It’s a bit defeatist, but usually a light-hearted way to make fun of yourself.

The following collection of life quotes are a mix of the nostalgic experiences of life and also the funny, eye-rolling quips. We hope you enjoy them:


Story Of My Life Quotes


“The story of my recent life.’ I like that phrase. It makes more sense than ‘the story of my life’, because we get so many lives between birth and death. A life to be a child. A life to come of age. A life to wander, to settle, to fall in love, to parent, to test our promise, to realize our mortality- and in some lucky cases, to do something after that realization.” Mitch Albom


“Ducking for apples — change one letter and it’s the story of my life.” Dorothy Parker


“That’s the whole story of my life: frustration. It’s a chronic disease, and it’s incurable.” Robert E. Sherwood


“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” W. H. Auden


“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” Mae West


“My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.” Helen Keller


“Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening.” Alexander Woollcott


“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard


“Good and bad – this is the story of my life.” Martha Reeves               


“My life needs editing.” Mort Sahl


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“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Margaret Mead


“All that running and getting nowhere, he thought. Story of my life.” Cassandra Clare


“Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.” Sam Levenson


“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” Ron White


“There is no luck in life, everything happens for a reason. Every little thing that you do… leads up to a bigger thing. And that’s the story of my life.” Georges St-Pierre


“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” Theodore Roosevelt


“When I arrive at the gates of Heaven the Good Lord will ask ‘what did you do in your life?’ I will respond ‘I tried to win football matches.’ He will say: ‘Are you certain that’s all?’ But, well, that’s the story of my life.” Arsene Wenger


“Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” John Barth


“Even when it is not pretty or perfect. Even when it is more real than you want it to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” Michelle Obama


“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” Bertrand Russell


“The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won’t bother me.” Greta Garbo


“I hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story.” Elvis Presley


“We are narratives. If you want to change your life, edit your story.” Stavros Triantafyllidis


“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” Helen Keller


“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” Benjamin Franklin


“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


“We just need to believe in the story of our life!” Avijeet Das


“I would like my life to be remembered as a good story, well told.” John E. Carson


“I make such big efforts to forget things and I can’t tell the story of my life because, thank God, I’m still living it.” Karl Lagerfeld


“There will be other words some other day; that is the story of my life.” Billy Joel


“Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” Helen Keller


“The story of my life can be told in silver: in chocolate mills, serving spoons, and services for twelve. The story of my life has nothing to do with me. The story of my life is things. Things that aren’t mine, that won’t ever be mine. It’s all I’ve ever known. I wish it wasn’t.” Elizabeth Scott


“I tried, it was hard, I quit, the end. Story of my life.” Jen Lancaster


“In psychology (okay, Twilight) they teach you about the notion of imprinting, and I think it applies here. I reverse-imprinted with athleticism. Ours is the great non-love story of my life.” Mindy Kaling


“You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult.” Helen Mirren


“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Thomas Sowell


“If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels.” Charlize Theron


“Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t.” Stephen Curry


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