Stumble this Tweet This Facebook share
DIGG this reddit this Email this

Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or an author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain

Sad Quotes about Love and Life
Sad Quotes | Sad Love Quotes | Sad Quotes about Life | Feeling Lost Quotes
Let Down Quotes | Search | Links | About
Topics: A- B- Ca- Co- D- E- F- G- H- I- J-K-L M- N-O Pa- Pr- Q-R Sa- Sk- T- U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Knut Hamsun Quotes
Sad Quotes by Knut Hamsun

I hope you like these sad Knut Hamsun Quotes about life and love. These sad quotes by Knut Hamsun are just a very small part of my large collection of sad quotes and sayings.

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent.
We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
- Knut Hamsun

Related topics: Age

However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here
before so distinguished an assembly,
especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.
- Knut Hamsun

Today riches and honours have been lavished on me,
but one gift has been lacking, the most important one of all,
the only one that matters, the gift of youth.
- Knut Hamsun

No worse fate can befall a young man or woman than
becoming prematurely entrenched in prudence and negation.
- Knut Hamsun

 

Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life,
too, for being carried away.
What of it? We remain what we are and,
no doubt, it is all very good for us!
- Knut Hamsun

I have gone to the forest.
- Knut Hamsun

I have had much to learn from Sweden's poetry and,
more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.
- Knut Hamsun



Get my Daily Love/Relationship Quote each day by email or in your feed reader.

 Subscribe in a reader -- or
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner



There is nothing like being left alone again,
to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods.
To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe,
and to think idly and slowly as one does it.
- Knut Hamsun

When good befalls a man he calls it Providence,
when evil fate.
- Knut Hamsun

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses,
I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind,
which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
- Knut Hamsun

For I mean to roam and think and make great irons red-hot.
- Knut Hamsun

No, what I should really like to do right now,
in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly,
is to shower every one of you with gifts,
with flowers, with offerings of poetry -
to be young once more,
to ride on the crest of the wave.
- Knut Hamsun

Were I more conversant with literature and its great names,
I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge
my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work.
- Knut Hamsun

It is as well perhaps that this is not the first time
I have been swept off my feet.
In the days of my blessed youth there were such occasions;
in what young person's life do they not occur?
- Knut Hamsun

You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers;
welcome,
too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill.
Here am I in the forest, quite content.
- Knut Hamsun

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Computers are like Old Testament gods;
lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
- William Butler Yeats

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

I want a girl just like good old mom,
who is different in every way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thank you for visiting: Knut Hamsun Quotes - Sad Quotes by Knut Hamsun.

See more Sad Quotes.

Please sign-up for my Free Daily Inspirational Quotes and Insights Email on the form below.

 



Join over 80,000 subscribers

Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.
 


All materials & writings are copyright © Jonathan Lockwood Huie, except for quotes and other specifically identified material which belong to their respective copyright holders if applicable.