Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

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

Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do. He who does not understand irony and has no ear for its whispering lacks of what might called the absolute beginning of the personal life. He lacks what at moments is indispensable for the personal life, […]

Had I to carve an inscription on my tombstone I would ask for none other than “The Individual.”

I divide my time as follows: half the time I sleep, the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep, for that would be a pity, for sleeping is the highest accomplishment of genius.

Like Leporello learned men keep a list, but the point is what they lack; while Don Juan seduces girls and enjoys himself – Leporello notes down the time, the place and a description of the girl.

Nothing, nothing, nothing, no error, no crime is so absolutely repugnant to God as everything which is official; and why? because the official is so impersonal and therefore the deepest insult which can be offered to a personality.

Many people reach their conclusions about life like lazy school children. They copy the answers from the back of the book without troubling to work out the sum for themselves.

There is peace and rest and comfort in sorrow.

The more one suffers, the more, I believe, one has a sense of the comic. It is only by the deepest suffering that one acquires the authority in the art of the comic.

Christendom has done away with Christianity without being quite aware of it.