Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

Where words fail, music speaks.

The Bible is very easy to understand.

But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

 image quote by Ragnar Lodbrok

Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that way.

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God

The most common form of despair is not being who you are.

In a theatre it happened that a fire started off stage.

The clown came out to tell the audience. They thought it was a joke and applauded. He told them again, and they became still more hilarious. This is the way, I suppose, that the world will be destroyed-amid the universal hilarity of wits and wags who think it is all a joke.

How the little piglets would grunt if they knew how the old boar suffered.

Once you label me you negate me.

 image quote by Soren Kierkegaard

But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy of all.

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

The greatest danger to Christianity is, I contend, not heresies, not heterodoxies, not atheists, not profane secularism - no, but the kind of orthodoxy which is cordial drivel, mediocrity served up sweet. There is nothing that so insidiously displaces the majestic as cordiality.

To be a woman is something so strange, so confusing and so complicated that only a woman could put up with it.

Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.

 image quote by Hans F. Hansen

It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.

When we measure something we are forcing an undetermined, undefined world to assume an experimental value. We are not measuring the world, we are creating it.

If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old - somebody who takes good care of things and of people.

The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot;

C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off.

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

 image quote by Soren Kierkegaard

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things.

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.

You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.

Having an experience is taking part in the world.

Taking part in the world is really about sharing responsibility.

 image quote by Isak Dinesen

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea.

A physicist visits a colleague and notices a horseshoe hanging on the wall above the entrance. 'Do you really believe that a horseshoe brings luck?' he asks. 'No,' replies the colleague, 'but I've been told that it works even if you don't believe in it.'

No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.

Those who study the stars have God for a teacher.

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.

My goal is to formulate a new color theory based on the full spectrum of visible light.

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.

 image quote by Hans F. Hansen

People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.

The question is not "To be or not to be," it is what we should be until we are not.

If there was no Black Sabbath, I could still possibly be a morning newspaper delivery boy. No fun.

I still love taking pictures with Polaroid film.

For me, it offers the most beautiful way of capturing reality and transferring it onto a flat piece of paper.

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.

 image quote by Soren Kierkegaard

Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.

To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception;

it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

Hope is passion for what is possible.

We're strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict. Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement.

The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology.

Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.

 image quote by Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work.

If one devalues rationality, the world tends to fall apart.