Today is the 156th birthday of Fridtjof Nansen, an amazing Norwegian explorer, naturalist, author and humanitarian. My curiosity sparked by a Google Doodle celebrating his birthday, I explored further and came up with some timely words of his to inspire us all:

“The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation — at least sometimes. I can tell yo deliverance will not come from the rushing, noisy centers of civilization, it will come from the lonely places.”

“Never stop because you are afraid — you are never so likely to be wrong. Never keep a line of retreat — it is a wretched invention. The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.”

“Love is life-s snow. It falls deepest and softest into the gashes left by the fight — whiter and purer than snow itself.”

“Happiness s a struggle towards a summit, and, when it is attained, it is happiness to glimpse new summits on the other side.”

“Is it not in the struggle to obtain knowledge that happiness exists? I am very ignorant, consequently, the conditions of happiness are mine.”

“The history of the human race is a continual struggle from darknes sinto light. It is, therefore, to no purpose to discuss the use of knowledge ; man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, is no longer a man.”

“I demolish my bridges behind me — there is no choice but forward.”

“Have you not succeeded? Continue! Have you succeeded? Continue!”

Inspired and emboldened by these words, let’s all write on!

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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