"Why I loads desire autumn to spring is that during the fall one appears at heaven--in the spring on the earth."--Søren Kierkegaard
The father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) used to be a thinker who might write like an angel. With just a sentence or , he may possibly plumb the depths of the human spirit. during this choice of a few 800 quotations, the reader will locate remarkable bon mots subsequent to phrases of life-changing energy. Drawing from the authoritative Princeton versions of Kierkegaard's writings, this ebook offers a large collection of his wit and knowledge, in addition to a stimulating advent to his existence and work.
Organized by means of subject, this quantity covers amazing Kierkegaardian issues reminiscent of anxiousness, melancholy, life, irony, and the absurd, but in addition erotic love, the click, busyness, and the comedian. right here readers will stumble upon either recognized quotations ("Life has to be understood backward. yet then one forgets the opposite precept, that it has to be lived forward") and imprecise ones ("Beware fake prophets who come to you in wolves' garments yet inwardly are sheep--i.e., the phrasemongers"). those that spend time in those pages will observe the author who stated, "my grief is my castle," yet who additionally taught that "the most sensible safety opposed to hypocrisy is love."
Illuminating and pleasant, this enticing ebook additionally offers a considerable portrait of 1 of the main influential of contemporary thinkers.
- Gathers a few 800 quotations
- Drawn from the authoritative Princeton versions of Kierkegaard's writings
- Includes an advent, a quick account and timeline of Kierkegaard's lifestyles, a advisor to extra studying, and an index
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Yet that may be a gross blunders. Spiritually conversing, every thing is feasible, yet within the finite international there's a lot that isn't attainable. feet, p. forty four My soul has misplaced threat. If I have been to need for anything, i'd want no longer for wealth or energy yet for the fervour of hazard, for the attention, perpetually younger, ceaselessly ardent, that sees chance all over. excitement disappoints; threat doesn't. EO,1, p. forty-one whilst a person faints, we demand water, eau de Cologne, smelling salts; but if somebody desires to depression, and the be aware is: Get threat, get danger, probability is the single salvation. A possibility—then the individual in melancholy breathes back, he revives back, for with no threat someone turns out not able to respire. SUD, pp. 38–39 Possibility 93 determine five. Kierkegaard at excessive table. Portrait via Luplau Janssen, 1902. The nationwide Museum of heritage, Frederiksborg. ninety four Choice/Decision The philistine–bourgeois mentality thinks that it controls chance, that it has tricked this prodigious elasticity into the catch or madhouse of likelihood, thinks that it holds it prisoner; it leads chance round imprisoned within the cage of probability . . . SUD, pp. 41–42 Choice/Decision it really is acknowledged golden key opens up every thing. however it is sure that decisiveness and backbone additionally open issues up . . . JN, vol. five, NB7: 87, p. 126 the alternative itself is important for the content material of the character: throughout the selection the character submerges itself in that that is being selected, and while it doesn't decide upon, it withers away in atrophy. EO,2, p. 163 [T]here finally comes a second the place it truly is not a question of an Either/Or, now not simply because he has selected, yet simply because he has shunned it, which may also be expressed through announcing: simply because others have selected for him—or simply because he has misplaced himself. EO,2, p. 164 Choice/Decision 95 Already sooner than one’s deciding on, the character is attracted to the alternative, and if one places off the alternative, the character or the vague forces inside it unconsciously chooses. EO,2, p. 164 [W]hat is necessary in selecting isn't quite a bit to settle on the ideal factor because the power, the earnestness, and the pathos with which one chooses. EO,2, p. 167 once an individual should be dropped at stand on the crossroads in this sort of manner that there's no manner out for him other than to decide on, he'll decide on the perfect factor. EO,2, p. 168 instead of designating the alternative among reliable and evil, my Either/Or designates the alternative in which one chooses reliable and evil or ideas them out. right here the query is less than what skills one will view all lifestyles and in my opinion dwell. EO,2, p. 169 there are lots of who connect nice value to having obvious a few amazing world-historical individuality nose to nose. They always remember this impact; it has given their souls a fantastic snapshot that ennobles their natures, and but, even though major this very second may be, it really is not anything in comparison with the instant of selection. EO,2, pp. 176–77 96 Choice/Decision whilst round one every thing has turn into silent, solemn as a transparent, starlit evening, while the soul involves be by myself within the entire international, then ahead of one there seems to be, no longer a unprecedented person, however the everlasting strength itself, then the heavens appear to open, and the I chooses itself or, extra adequately, gets itself.