Quotes for reflection and defense against the surroundings

Olav Thon: "You can not give the cat cream and food in the kitchen and at the same time expect that it catches mice." The implication that Norwegian youth have become lazy and spoiled by the Norwegian oil money.
Olav Thon started its first cafe, Jegerhallen (Hunter Hall) in Oslo, over 40 years ago. Do you remember still the name? (Jegerhallen or Olav Thon ?? pick yourself!).

George Chapman (the poet - not the serial killer): "Young men think old men are fools, old men know that young men are".

Karl Kristian Steincke: "A pensionist is a man annoyed over losing the position he has been dissatisfied with all his life".

Nicolaus Cybinski: "Generally wisdom of age comes too late. Stupidities of life has been committed".

Tove Ditlevsen: "Many people are never quite at same age as themself".

Douglas MacArthur: "Age is not a matter of years, but about state of mind".

George Burns about old age: "First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up - and finally you forget to pull it down".

Odd Børretzen: "I have discovered that I do not think much on the world or the future. It's not my world or my future. It has in fact it has happened during my life that I have become very old and have others to think about".

Mark Twain: "When your friends begins to flatter you that you look young, it is a sure sign that you are about to get old".

Francois de la Rouchefoucauld: "Older men like to give good advice. It comforts them in their failure to set a bad example".

Oscar Wilde: "Experience, the name humans give their mistakes".

Woody Allen: "It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just will not be there when it happens".

Winston Churchill: "I am ready to meet my Maker. If he is ready to meet me is quite another matter".

Tom Stoppard: "Eternity is a terrible idea. For where will it all end?"

Kjell Askildsen: "The world is not as it used to be. Now for example it takes longer to live".

Arne Hestenes: "You do not necessarily need to believe that you are sick, even if you are confined to bed when you wake up in the morning".

Peter F. Hjort: "The objective is to die young as late as possible".

Victor de Kowa: "A pessimist is a man that of two evils chooses both".

Finnish saying: "Two dangers lurk for the drunk. He is falling forward or backward".

Wernher von Braun: "In our days you will always belong to the losing party if you say a thing is impossible".

Emperor Hirohito of Japan: "You can not think of all that extra work I had when I was a god".

Benjamin Franklin: "The great misfortune in life is that we get old too soon and wise too late".

Chinese saying: "The woman who willingly reveals her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to achieve".

Lucille Ball: "The secret of staying young is to be honest in all ways, eat quietly and lie about the age".

George Burns: "If you live to be a hundred, you've really done well. Very few people die after that age. "

And finally: "The good writers write in a way that could be modern, the mediocre as was modern and the bad so which is modern".
The "literary writing" here is not, never been- and will never be fashionable.

.... and this is the purpose of these pages.




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