I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. —Diane Ackerman

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I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

DIANE ACKERMAN

American writer

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Qumar sultana from Jaipur Rajasthan  JULY 26, 2016
Whatsoever length n widths should be fruitful n contributor to the society as well as country

Holly from Cissna Park, IL MAY 10, 2016
Diane Ackerman, those words were right to the point yet, poetic! Thank you.

V from Warkworth MARCH 8, 2016
thankyou diane ackerman!!!!!

mini from 444440 MARCH 2, 2016
i love this quote

Adreanna from Florence, SC MARCH 2, 2016
This should be everyone's goal!!


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