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  • #1
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #2
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #3
    Jens Bjørneboe
    “Blomst av bare klare ensomheter
    skal ditt beger fylle noens tørst
    må du alltid danne torner først
    Før du samler deg om dette ene:
    Å bli rose! - Du er mer alene
    med verket i deg selv enn noen vet
    Å blomst! Å rene ensomhet!”
    Jens Bjørneboe, Samlede Dikt

  • #4
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “There is a universe behind and before him. And the day is approaching when closing the last book on the last shelf on the far left; he will say to himself, "now what?”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea, The Wall and Other Stories

  • #5
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling

  • #6
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #7
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #8
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #9
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #10
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #11
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #12
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #13
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #14
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #15
    C.S. Lewis
    “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #16
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

  • #17
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin

  • #18
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “This is what I thought: for the most banal even to become an adventure, you must (and this is enough) begin to recount it. This is what fools people: a man is always a teller of tales, he sees everything that happens to him through them; and he tries to live his own life as if he were telling a story.
    But you have to choose: live or tell.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

  • #19
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #20
    Mark Twain
    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
    Mark Twain

  • #21
    Henry David Thoreau
    “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #22
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • #23
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #24
    John Steinbeck
    “No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.”
    John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

  • #25
    Maya Angelou
    “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #26
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #27
    George Orwell
    “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #28
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “What labels me, negates me.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #29
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. - is sure to be noticed.”
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death

  • #30
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?”
    Søren Kierkegaard



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