Quotes: Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life

The wind is moving,
But I am standing still.
A life of pages
Waiting to be filled.
A heart that's hopeful,
A head that's full of dreams.
But this becoming
Is harder than it seems....
Feels like...I'm—
Looking for a reason!
Roaming through the night, to find
My place in this world!
My place in this world...!
Michael W. Smith, "Place In This World"

It's that little flame
That lights a fire
Under your ass.
Princeton, Avenue Q

“Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make bored.”

I realized the most painful thing... That in this world... my existence was not needed.
Haku, Naruto

"What I am offering you, Mister Reese, is a purpose. More specifically, I'm offering you a job. A chance to help people."
Harold Finch, Person of Interest

Finch: [getting treated for a gunshot wound] Why would you ever choose a career where this is an occupational hazard?
Reese: Well, I tried to quit, but some jackass told me I needed a purpose.