Quote Of The Day Challenge: Day One

The lovely Magpie at Midnight tagged me in this, so hop on over and take a look at her blog! I’m especially enjoying her ‘Objects with Meaning‘ series where she shows us various things around her house that hold some kind of meaning to her, but she also makes pretty art which you should check out too.

This is a simple tag game, the rules of which are as follows: 

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day to do the same.

I’m going to cheat and post my quotes on three consecutive Mondays, because that’s the only day on my blog that doesn’t have a strict theme.

I will begin with a caveat: I have way too many quotes to choose from. I am a hoarder of other people’s words. I have a huge pile of notebooks (currently being contained – just about – in a bookcase), many of whose pages are taken up with quotes from books I’ve read and enjoyed. So finding just three quotes is going to be difficult, but I will try.

The first quote I’m going to share is from Fear And Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard. As you’ll know from my bios across all social media channels, I love him. This is one of the first times I remember reading something and feeling like my personal philosophy had clicked perfectly into place with an actual philosopher’s viewpoint. Like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle satisfyingly filling just the right spot. I’m aware it’s not the most straightforward of quotes, but Kierkegaard wasn’t exactly a straightforward guy, and that is why I love him.

“Faith is precisely this paradox, that the individual as the particular is higher than the universal, is justified over against it, is not subordinate but superior – yet in such a way, be it observed, that it is the particular individual who, after he has been subordinated as the particular to the universal, now through the universal becomes the individual who as the particular is superior to the universal, for the fact that the individual as the particular stands in an absolute relation to the absolute.”

I really want to get this quote tattooed on my back, but I’m worried about typos since it’s quite a dense bit of text. If I can get over that particular worry though then I might do it at some point.

I’m going to tag Emma, 518 and Vivatramp. (If you’d like me to tag you in a future post, like this post or leave me a message and I will! I so often see these on other people’s blogs and want them to tag me but am too shy to ask.)

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