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Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly,
by Georg Brandes

Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly,
and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
- Georg Brandes

Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.
- Georg Brandes

He who does not understand a joke, he does not understand Danish.
- Georg Brandes

It was jolly in the country.
A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.
- Georg Brandes

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I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits,
from frankness to reserve, from goodness,
uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
- Georg Brandes

But my doubt would not be overcome.
Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness
of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness.
For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes

I became an ardent, but never a specially good,
dancer.
- Georg Brandes


 

That a literature in our time is living is shown in
that way that it debates problems.
- Georg Brandes

The stream of time sweeps away errors,
and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
- Georg Brandes

I came into the world two months too soon,
I was in such a hurry.
- Georg Brandes

But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong
glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence,
whose votary I was destined to be for life -
namely,
Beauty.
- Georg Brandes

The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest.
It was impossible to have boxes enough of them.
- Georg Brandes

Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those
surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
- Georg Brandes

On the whole, the world was friendly.
It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
- Georg Brandes

Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets
compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.
- Georg Brandes

I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small.
- Georg Brandes

I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent
me enjoying open-air life,
with plants and animals.
- Georg Brandes

I was not given to looking at life in a rosy light.
- Georg Brandes

I was at home then in the world of figures,
but not in that of values.
- Georg Brandes

School is a foretaste of life.
- Georg Brandes

But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies
until I approached my nineteenth year.
- Georg Brandes

It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more
difficult to please than my mother.
- Georg Brandes

I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time,
scarcely for an hour.
- Georg Brandes

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised
the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow,
and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
- Georg Brandes

I was not afraid of what I did not like.
To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
- Georg Brandes

The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
- Georg Brandes

The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was,
of course, the Headmaster.
- Georg Brandes

Being gifted needs courage.
- Georg Brandes

When I was a little boy I did not, of course,
trouble much about my appearance.
- Georg Brandes

I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself.
- Georg Brandes

My first experiences of academic friendship made me
smile in after years when I looked back on them.
But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown
so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
- Georg Brandes

My father, though, could run very much faster.
It was impossible to compete with him on the grass.
But it was astonishing how slow old people were.
Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.
- Georg Brandes

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in
active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home,
and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home,
or with relatives of the people at home,
none of whom were known to anybody at school.
- Georg Brandes

Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior,
I had good use in real life for more strength,
as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse,
but instead had myself to protect my brother,
two years my junior.
- Georg Brandes

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
- Nicole Appleton

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat
to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
- Robert Bolt

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit,
who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth,
and without light nothing flowers.
- May Sarton

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more
completely human traits are now born.
- G. Stanley Hall

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
- Bryant H. McGill

The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize
our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.
- John Clayton

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
- Erma Bombeck

The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
- Arlo Guthrie

Only mothers can think of the future -
because they give birth to it in their children.
- Maxim Gorky

I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
- T. S. Eliot

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
- Dale Dauten

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
- Joseph Hall

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

Every goodbye is the birth of a memory.
- Dutch Proverb

I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
- Albert Einstein

Careers and relationships also have their cycles
of birth, growth, and death -
to be followed by rebirth and the renewal of the cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My life comes down to three moments:
the death of my father,
meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter.
Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship,
but whether your parents are citizens,
and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Only with our government are you given a certificate at birth,
a license at marriage, and a bill at death.
- Jennifer Dunn

When life is victorious, there is birth;
when it is thwarted,
there is death.
A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Most people's historical perspective
begins with the day of their birth.
- Rush Limbaugh

As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth;
we are formed by what we are told by our parents,
our teachers, our intimates.
- Helen Dunmore

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

In the land of my birth I cannot vote,
whereas a young person of eighteen can vote.
And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute -
a white skin.
- Desmond Tutu

Probably one of the happiest moments,
outside the birth of all of my kids,
was the first time we won an Emmy,
that the show won an Emmy.
That was a big night.
- Dick Van Dyke

Birth is the scariest event of most peoples' lives.
You have to feel safe enough in your own mind before
you can remember your own birth.
- Leonard Orr

Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth,
America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's
progress towards the realization of his dream.
- Adam Schiff

Men should be bewailed at their birth,
and not at their death.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Ibsen was Norwegian by birth, but universal in spirit.
- Liv Ullmann


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