Definitions: (1) endowed with the qualities of life; alive; (2) full of movement and activity; lively; (3) full of spirit; vigorous; ; (4) A sparkplug <a person who leas, inspires or initiates something or others>; (5) con anima <musical instruction: play in a spirited manner>

• True friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. — Richard Burton [born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.] (1925–1984) Welsh actor
• How great is the mystery of the first cells which were one day animated by the breath of our souls! How impossible to decipher the welding of successive influences in which we are forever incorporated! In each one of us, through matter, the whole history of the world is in part reflected. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French Jesuit priest