The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation - at least sometimes. I can tell you deliverance will not come from the rushing noisy centers of civilization. It will come from the lonely places.

The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.

It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.

I demolish my bridges behind me - then there is no choice but forward.

Love is life's snow. It falls deepest and softest into the gashes left by the fight - whiter and purer than snow itself.

The history of the human race is a continual struggle from darkness into light.

It is, therefore, to no purpose to discuss the use of knowledge; man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, is no longer a man.

 image quote by Roald Amundsen

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

Happiness is the struggle towards a summit and, when it is attained, it is happiness to glimpse new summits on the other side.

You are one with your skis and nature.

This is something that develops not only the body but the soul as well, and it has a deeper meaning for a people than most of us perceive.

Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it.

Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it

The whole plan of extermination was nothing less than a cold blooded, calculated political measure, having for its object the annihilation of a superior element in the population, which might prove troublesome, and to this must be added the motive of greed.

The sea possesses a power over one's moods that has the effect of a will.

The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so.

It is not by spectacular achievements that man can be transformed, but by will.

Borders I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.

We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.

Man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, he is no longer a man.

Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

Contaminated food is a major cause of diarrhea, substantially contributing to malnutrition and killing about 2.2 million people each year, most of them children.

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team.

As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.

I think now, we in the international community are belatedly wanting to show our solidarity with the Somali peoples and also do our best to help them move to better times.

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.

We need better coordination on the international side, just as they need better and more effective efforts on the Somali side. We have too many reconstruction and development assistance plans.

The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb.

To be a back, you only have to be dumb.

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.

I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries.

To have the ability to withdraw into oneself and forget everything around one when one is creating - What, I think is the only requirement for being able to bring forth something beautiful. The whole thing is - a mystery.

Victory awaits him who has everything in order - luck, people call it.

One of the things I like about my profession, and that I find healthy, is that one constantly has to break oneself to pieces.

I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do.

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals;

let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

What is art? Art grows from joy and sorrow, but mostly from sorrow. It grows from human lives.

My fear of life is necessary to me, as is my illness.

Without anxiety and illness, I am a ship without a rudder. My art is grounded in reflections over being different from others. My sufferings are part of my self and my art. They are indistinguishable from me, and their destruction would destroy my art. I want to keep those sufferings

Finally, I also come in recognition of the great work that has been undertaken by the NGOs and UN agencies that have been active for many years here, especially through the local staff and international staff here in Somaliland and in Somalia at large.

Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire.

We estimate that humanitarian agencies have access to about 350,000 vulnerable people in Darfur - only about one third of the estimated total population in need.

If winning isn't everything why bother to keep the score?

A forest bird never wants a cage.

We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.

When we are young, friends are, like everything else, a matter of course.

In the old days we know what it means to have them.

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent.

We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.

Although we have do not have adequate access to all parts of Darfur we do fortunately have humanitarian personnel, including staff from my own office, in each of the three provincial capitals of Darfur.

The viewers must come to understand the sacredness of painting, so they will remove their hats as if they were in church.

There is a battle that goes on between men and women. Many people call it love.

All art, literature, and music must be born in your heart's blood. Art is your heart's blood.

The reason why I hated school so intensely [was that] it interfered with my freedom.