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Quotes and sayings from famous danish authors
Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard
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Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. Soren Kierkegaard

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music. Soren Kierkegaard

Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved. Soren Kierkegaard

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. Soren Kierkegaard

Purity of heart is to will one thing. Soren Kierkegaard

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. Soren Kierkegaard

Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air. Soren Kierkegaard

Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life. Soren Kierkegaard

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. Soren Kierkegaard

What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion. Soren Kierkegaard

Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own. Soren Kierkegaard

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

Once you label me you negate me. Soren Kierkegaard

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. Isak Dinesen

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

Most of the people who will walk behind me will be children so make the beat keep time with short steps. Hans Christian Andersen

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

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field. Niels Bohr

Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. Soren Kierkegaard

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

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. Soren Kierkegaard

Having an experience is taking part in the world. Taking part in the world is really about sharing responsibility. Olafur Eliasson
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The thinker without a paradox is like a lover without a feeling: a paltry mediocrity. Soren Kierkegaard

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. Soren Kierkegaard

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

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. Soren Kierkegaard

Every man's life is a fairy-tale written by God's fingers. Hans Christian Andersen

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