Where words fail, music speaks.

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

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

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

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

 image quote by Ragnar Lodbrok

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

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

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.

Once you label me you negate me.

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

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

Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life.

 image quote by Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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.

Purity of heart is to will one thing.

Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all.

 image quote by Hans F. Hansen

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

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

What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.

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

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

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.

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

 image quote by Soren Kierkegaard

Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.

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

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

The thinker without a paradox is like a lover without a feeling: a paltry mediocrity.

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

It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.

 image quote by Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.

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

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

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

 image quote by Hans F. Hansen

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

The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught.

You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.

I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.

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

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.

 image quote by Isak Dinesen

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

Having an experience is taking part in the world.

Taking part in the world is really about sharing responsibility.

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

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.

Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.

It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.

Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher.

 image quote by Soren Kierkegaard

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

The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.

Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.