16+ quotes from Through a Glass, Darkly by Jostein Gaarder

Quotes from Through a Glass, Darkly

Jostein Gaarder ·  176 pages

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“(As human beings) We see everything everything in a glass, darkly. Sometimes we can peer through the glass and catch a glimpse of what is on the other side. If we were to polish the glass clean, we'd see much more. But then we would no longer see ourselves.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“All stars fall at some time. But a star is only a tiny spark from the great beacon in the sky.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Don't you think it's a small mystery that birds can twitter so loudly that they can hear each other's song from several miles away? Those tiny bundles are like living flutes, playing non-stop on themselves.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“I wonder whether the Christmas feeling has anything to do with the sixth sense. Perhaps we're a little more the angels at Christmas than we are during the rest of the year. And Christmas is about all the other senses. I can smell Christmas, I can taste Christmas, and I can see and hear it.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“is it true that sometimes you're so suspicious, you turn quite black inside?”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Alle stjerner falder en dag. Men en stjerne er kun en lille gnist fra det store bål på himlen.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Når jeg dør, brister en sølvstreng med glatte perler, som triller gennem landet og løber hjem til muslingemødrene på havets bund.
Hvem vil dykke efter mine perler, når jeg er borte? Hvem vil vide, at det var mine? Hvem kan gætte, at hele verden engang har hængt om min hals?”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Hvis jeg skulle tegne noget, og jeg vidste, at det, jeg tegnede, ville blive levende, når tegningen var færdig, så ville jeg ikke have turdet tegne noget som helst. Jeg ville aldrig have vovet at give liv til noget, som ikke kunne forsvare sig mod alle de ivrige farveblyanter.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Perhaps we're sad when something's beautiful because we know it won't last forever.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Tu ai trup de animal, dar suflet de înger!”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Banyak orang sangat menderita, sehingga mungkin mereka sudah mati karena kesedihan seandainya saja mereka tidak memimpikan sesuatu yang indah di sela-sela penderitaan mereka.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Jika kita menggosok cermin itu sebersih-bersihnya, kita akan melihat lebih banyak lagi. Tapi, kita tak bisa lagi melihat diri kita sendiri.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Widzimy wszystko jakby w zwierciadle, niejasno. Czasami możemy zajrzeć przez lustro i zobaczyć odrobinę tego, co jest po drugiej stronie. Gdybyśmy całkiem wyczyścili zwierciadło, zobaczylibyśmy o wiele więcej. Ale wtedy nie moglibyśmy już widzieć siebie...”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Ce ne sont pas les enfants chéris qui reçoivent beaucoup de noms. Ce sont les enfants trouvés à qui l'on donne plusieurs noms. Ceux que l'on trouve sur les marches d'un escalier. Ceux dont on ignore les origines. Ceux qui flottent dans le vide.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“Toutes les étoiles finissent un jour par mourir. Mais une étoile est une petite étincelle du grand feu de joie allumé dans le ciel.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


“I am here only this once. And I shall never return.”
― Jostein Gaarder, quote from Through a Glass, Darkly


About the author

Jostein Gaarder
Born place: in Oslo, Norway
Born date August 8, 1952
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