Private Life Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old private life quotes, private life sayings, and private life proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.     

George Eliot

I have a private life in which I do not permit interference. It must be respected.     

Vladimir Putin

Private life, book life, took place where words met imagination without passing through the world.     

Annie Dillard

The more of your private life you put into the public domain, the smaller your private life becomes.     

Kevin McCloud

Once you expose your private life, if you give one little bit, the floodgates are open and everyones got a free range for you.     

Jason Statham

You have to fight really hard for a private life, and sometimes you don't have one. It just gets to you after a while. It's tough.     

John Carpenter

Maybe the private life wasn't forever. Maybe everyone got it for a little while and then spent the rest of their lives remembering.     

Ann Patchett

The private life of one man shall be a more illustrious monarchy,--more formidable to its enemy, more sweet and serene in its influence to its friend, than any kingdom in history. For a man, rightly viewed, comprehendeth the particular natures of all men.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Private lives are more important than public reputations.     

G.K. Chesterton

It's called a private life for a reason - it's mine, and it's special and sacred.     

Lili Reinhart

All private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A private Life is to be preferred; the Honor and Gain of public Posts, bearing no proportion with the Comfort of it.     

William Penn

Private and public life are subject to the same rules; and truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better than policy, or tact, or expediency, or any other word that was ever devised to conceal or mystify a deviation from the straight line.     

Robert E. Lee

Personal life becomes paler as the imaginative life becomes richer.     

Willa Cather

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.     

Anais Nin

In personal life, the warm glow of nostalgia amplifies good memories and minimizes bad ones about experiences and relationships, encouraging us to revisit and renew our ties with friends and family. It always involves a little harmless self-deception, like forgetting the pain of childbirth.     

Stephanie Coontz

I try to keep my private life private.     

Jake Epstein

Keeping your private life as private as possible is the smartest thing.     

Kate Mara

Your private life is your private life and you keep it to yourself. You get more respect that way.     

Jay Kay

Private life is private life. Off the pitch, there is private life, and the rest is social life, where of course you have to behave responsibly.     

Arsene Wenger

If you don't want to have your private life splashed everywhere, why go to the restaurants and the places you know you're going to be photographed?     

Marina and the Diamonds

If the private life of the sea could ever be transposed onto paper, it would talk not about rivers or rain or glaciers or of molecules of oxygen and hydrogen, but of the millions of encounters its waters have shared with creatures of another nature.     

Federico Chini

It's nothing sinister but my private life belongs to me.     

MyAnna Buring

It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine.     

Portia de Rossi

What people do in their private lives is their business, and shouldn't be anybody else's business.     

Rob Lowe

It's my private life, and it's not up for grabs.     

Sam Shepard

It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.     

Lauren Bacall

The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it.     

Joan Collins

No one's personal life is in the public interest. It's gossip, bottom line. End of story.     

Kevin Spacey

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.     

Mahatma Gandhi