I know very little about Søren Kierkegaard, but with my recent discovery of a number of his quotations, I need to change this. Here are a few I really resonate with (found here):

• “Once you label me you negate me.”

• “The thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the idea for which I can live and die.”

• “Irony is a qualification of subjectivity”

• “Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.”

• “The presence of irony does not necessarily mean that the earnestness is excluded. Only assistant professors assume that.”

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

• “The more one suffers, the more, I believe, has one a sense for the comic. It is only by the deepest suffering that one acquires true authority in the use of the comic, an authority which by one word transforms as by magic the reasonable creature one calls man into a caricature.”


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