QOTD May 26 2019

May 26th, 2019 on 23:25

Tobias Wolff: “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.”

 

QOTD May 25 2019

May 25th, 2019 on 23:54

Ann Richards: “The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.”

 

QOTD May 24 2019

May 24th, 2019 on 23:21

Paul Goodman: “Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.”

 

QOTD May 23 2019

May 23rd, 2019 on 22:22

Confucius: “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”

 

QOTD May 22 2019

May 22nd, 2019 on 23:24

Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran: “Children should feel loved because they exist, not because they’ve behaved in a certain way.”

 

QOTD May 21 2019

May 21st, 2019 on 22:54

Melanie Benjamin: “What very mysterious things days were. Sometimes they fly by, and other times they seem to last forever, yet they are all exactly twenty-four hours. There’s quite a lot we don’t know about them.”

 

QOTD May 20 2019

May 20th, 2019 on 22:29

Alfred North Whitehead: “The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.”

 

QOTD May 19 2019

May 19th, 2019 on 23:28

Elizabeth Bowen: “Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do.”

 

QOTD May 18 2019

May 18th, 2019 on 18:25

Thomas Carlyle: “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.”

 

QOTD May 17 2019

May 17th, 2019 on 16:52

Steve Jobs: I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.”

 

Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

May 17th, 2019 on 10:52

Norway celebrates its Constitution (Grunnloven) today, signed on May 17 (‘syttende mai‘) in 1814 marking Norway’s independence from Sweden (fully realized in 1905).

Besides the eating ice cream (syttende mai seems to mark the start of summer?!) and drinking (one of the main activities of the day LoL 😉 ), the Norwegians give the celebration a quite nice touch; everyone dresses up! Most will wear a Bunad, the traditional clothing. If you don’t have one, then your best suit or dress will do! (it that sense it is totally opposite to the somewhat clownish King’s Day in NL…:) )

Syttende mai‘ is also known its parades; thousands march all over the country expressing their cultural pride, joy in springtime and honor of those citizens who created Norway’s constitutional government, founding her independence. Especially popular is the Children’s Procession; dressed in their best clothes or national costume, the children march with their school’s band, classmates and teachers. Joy joy!

The sun is out, it’s fan-friggin-tastic weather today! The whole country is ready for a party and so am I: GRATULERER MED DAGEN NORGE!! 🙂

 

QOTD May 16 2019

May 16th, 2019 on 23:14

Oprah Winfrey: “I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.”

 

QOTD May 15 2019

May 15th, 2019 on 23:48

Frances Moore Lappe: “I’ve grown certain that the root of all fear is that we’ve been forced to deny who we are.”

 

QOTD May 14 2019

May 14th, 2019 on 23:30

Kahlil Gibran: “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

 

QOTD March 13 2019

May 13th, 2019 on 23:12

Edgar Allan Poe: “Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.”

 

QOTD May 13 2019

May 13th, 2019 on 23:04

Madonna: “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”

 

QOTD May 12 2019

May 12th, 2019 on 23:39

Sholem Asch: “Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.”

 

QOTD May 11 2019

May 11th, 2019 on 23:26

Israel Salanter: “Promote yourself, but do not demote another.”

 

QOTD May 10 2019

May 10th, 2019 on 23:57

Wally Lamb: “Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.”

QOTD May 9 2019

May 9th, 2019 on 21:57

Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”