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“Imagine that you were on the threshold of this fairytale, sometime billions of years ago when everything was created. And you were able to choose whether you wanted to be born to a life on this planet at some point. You wouldn’t know when you were going to be born, nor how long you’d live for, but at any event it wouldn’t be more than a few years. All you’d know was that, if you chose to come into the world at some point, you’d also have to leave it again one day and go away from everything. This might cause you a good deal of grief, as lots of people think that life in the great fairytale is so wonderful that the mere thought of it ending can bring tears to their eyes. Things can be so nice here that it’s terribly painful to think that at some point the days will run out. What would you have chosen, if there had been some higher power that had gave you the choice? Perhaps we can imagine some sort of cosmic fairy in this great, strange fairytale. What you have chosen to live a life on earth at some point, whether short or long, in a hundred thousand or a hundred million years? Or would you have refused to join in the game because you didn’t like the rules? (...) I asked myself the same question maybe times during the past few weeks. Would I have elected to live a life on earth in the firm knowledge that I’d suddenly be torn away from it, and perhaps in the middle of intoxicating happiness? (...) Well, I wasn’t sure what I would have chosen. (...) If I’d chosen never to the foot inside the great fairytale, I’d never have known what I’ve lost. Do you see what I’m getting at? Sometimes it’s worse for us human beings to lose something dear to us than never to have had it at all.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“If I’d chosen never to the foot inside the great fairytale, I’d never have known what I’ve lost. Do you see what I’m getting at? Sometimes it’s worse for us human beings to lose something dear to us than never to have had it at all.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“Life is short for those who are truly able to understand that one day the entire world will come to a complete end. Not everyone is capable of that. Not everyone has the ability to comprehend what going away for all eternity really implies. There are too many distractions, hour by hour, minute by minute, to hinder such an understanding.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“We can't own each other's past. The question is whether we have a future together.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
tags: love
“إنّي أراهن أن هناك آلافاً عديدة من التفاصيل التي يمكن أن تغيّر كل شيء إلى الحد الذي يجعلك لا تفهم أيّ شيء .”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“I'm not just some butterfly for you to catch.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
tags: love
“Life is like a huge lottery in which only the winning tickets are visible.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
tags: life
“I've nothing against eye make-up and lipstick. But the fact is that we’re actually living on a planet in space. For me that’s an extraordinary thought. It’s mind-boggling just to think about the existence of space at all. But there are girls who can’t see the universe for eye liner.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“The truth is that I feel totally helpless, or totally inconsolable, to be more honest. I’m not trying to hide it, but it’s something you’re not to worry about.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“كم من مرة تمنيت لو كنت عشت قبل اختراع جدول الضرب ، أو على الأقل قبل ميلاد الفيزياء والكيمياء المعاصرة ... أي قبل أن يصيبنا الغرور بأننا فهمنا كل شيء عن هذا العالم المفتون الحقيقي”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“But the dream of something unlikely has its own special name. We call it hope.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“إننا في هذا الوجود لا نملك إلا حيزاً محدوداً، بل لا نملك من الزمان فيه إلا ردحاً محدوداً أيضاً..
ولكن أيامنا هذه ما تزال ملكاً لنا، وما يزال أمامنا من الأوقات السعيدة الكثير مما يمكن أن نعيشه معاً " ص١٩”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“إن أسوأ الأمور عندنا نحن بني آدم أن نفقد شيئا غاليا علينا , إنه أسوأ من أن لا نملكه أصلا”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“حين يمتلئ الدماغ أفكاراً قويه فإنه يجعلنا إما أن نقول شيئاً أو نظل صامتين”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“Možda se nijedna druga vrsta intimnosti ne može uporediti sa dva polgeda koja se susreću sa istom sigurnošću i odlučnošću i jednostavnošću odbijaju da se puste.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“لكن إذا كان أملي كبيرا دوماً، فقد كانت خيباتي في كل مرة أكبر”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“فالكبار يبدون دائما أكثر صبراً وجلداً وأكثر تحكماً في الزمن من الأطفال الذين يسعهم من الوقت حياة كاملة " ص٢٢”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“مع كل يوم يمر ، ومع كل نشاط صغير نقوم به سوف تتضاعف حظوظك في أن تذكرني”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“عمر الفضاء قديم جداً.. خمسة عشر ملياراً من السنين تقريبا . ورغم هذا العمر المديد لا أحد استطاع أن يقول لنا كيف نشأ هذا الفضاء لأول مرة . إننا جميعاً نعيش مغامره فريدة لا أحد يدرك سرها. إننا نرقص ونلعب ونثرثر ونضحك في عالم لا قدرة لنا على فهم بداياته الأولى”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“لقد قلت لك يوماً أن الضحك أكثر الأشياء إنتقالاً بالعدوى ، والحزن أيضا يمكن أن يكون كذلك، إلا الخوف فيتحمله كل واحد فينا بمفرده تقريبا”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“أيامنا هذه ما تزال ملكاً لنا ، وما يزال أمامنا من الأوقات السعيده الكثير مما يمكن أن نعيشه معاً”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“I've nothing against eye make-up and lipstick. But the fact is we're actually living on a planet in space. For me that's an extraordinary thought. It's mind-boggling just to think about the existence of space at all. But there are girls who can't see the universe for eye-liner. And there are probably boys whose eyes are never raised above the horizon because of football. There can be quite a chasm between a small make-up mirror and a proper mirror telescope! I think it's what they call a 'matter of perspective'. Perhaps it could also be called an 'eye-opener' as well. It's never too late to experience an eye-opener. But many people live their entire lives without realizing that they're floating through empty space.
There's too much going on down here. It's hard enough thinking about your looks.
We belong on this earth. I'm not trying to dispute it. We're part of nature's life on this planet. Monkeys and reptiles have shown us how we breed, and I have no quarrel with that. In different natural surroundings everything might have been very different, but here we are. And I repeat: I'm not denying it. I just don't think that prevent us from trying to see a little beyond the ends of our noses.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“Aku terkesima betapa dunia adalah sebuah tempat yang indah. Sekali lagi aku mendapatkan perasaan euphoria terhadap segala sesuatu di sekitar diriku. Siapakah kita ini, yang selalu hidup di sini? Setiap orang di pelataran itu seperti sebuah harta karun hidup yang penuh dengan pikiran dan kenangan, impian dan keinginan. Aku terkurung di dalam kehidupan kecilku sendiri di bumi ini, tapi itu pun berlaku pada setiap orang lain di pelataran ini.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“I said that one of the most infectious things I know is laughter. But sorrow can also be contagious. Fear is different. It isn't as communicable as laughter or sadness, and a good thing too. Fear is almost entirely a lonely thing.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“Ich glaube, ich habe gelächelt. Trotzdem sagte sie: »Wir können nicht die Vergangenheit des anderen besitzen, Jan Olav. Die Frage ist, ob wir eine gemeinsame Zukunft haben.«”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“تُرى كيف السبيل لأن نعرف أن لأرواحنا "لوحه جديده" أيضا ؟ لا أظن ذلك، لا أظنه حقا، لكن الحلم بشيء وهمي يحمل اسما. ذلك الوهم ندعوه أملاً”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“لا شيء ننساه من ذكريات الحياة أكثر مما ننسى قبل سن الرابعة !”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“Zamisli, George, kad bi postojala neka ruka za koju možeš da se uhvatiš i kad pređeš s one strane! Ali ne verujem da postoji ona strana. U to sam skoro potpuno ubeđen. Sve što postoji, traje samo do svoga kraja. Ali neka ruka je obično poslednje što čovek drži.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“Aber der Traum vom Unwahrscheinlichen hat einen eigenen Namen. Wir nennen ihn »Hoffnung«.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl
“But if two people do almost nothing except search for one another, it's hardly surprising if they run across each other by chance.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Orange Girl

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