Quotes from: 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


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


What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?


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


The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed


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


What labels me, negates me


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


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


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