It is Day 3 of the 31 Days of Writing Challenge.(visit here for more information)
This quote has haunted me since I heard it:
"Your life is made of two dates and a dash. Make the most of the dash."
I tried to find who said it first and I came across two possible sources.
One is a poem "The Dash" by Linda Ellis.
Adam Khoo has written an excellent post on Living the Dash and includes similar links.
The other possible quote is by Kevin Welch
"There'll be two dates on your tombstone And all your friends will read 'em But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. "
The underlying message of both is to live your life fully. Not bad advice.