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Reply Thu 16 May, 2013 07:56 am
Hi all

I am currently writing a wedding speech in which I intend to talk about choices and the fear pertaining to (being forced to) choosing. Something in the vicinity of

"Every choice is automatically linked to fear. Fear of choosing the wrong thing. Fear of not choosing the right thing."

Can anybody come up with a Kierkegaard quote about this very specific topic?
It is not certain that such a passus of text even exists - and if I have remembered Kierkegaards interpretation of choice incorrectly, I am sorry.

Kind regards
Christian
 
strax
 
Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 12:25 pm
Hi Christian
Found a collection of Kierkegaard citations. Think you could use these tree (my translation):

Gift Dig, Du vil fortryde det; gift Dig ikke, Du vil ogsaa fortryde det.
Marry, you will regret; don't marry, you will regret that also.

Lykkens Dør den gaaer ikke ind ad.
The door of good fortune [or happiness] doesn't open in.
[it opens against your direction of movement]

At vove er at tabe fodfæste en kort stund. Ikke at vove er at tabe sig selv.
To dare [something] is to loose foothold for a moment. To not dare, is to loose yourself.

Livet forstås baglæns, men må leves forlæns.
Life is understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.
 
 

 
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