• Truth is neither ojectivity nor the balanced view; truth is a selfless subjectivity

    Knut Hamsun
  • But now it was spring again, and spring was almost unbearable for sensitive hearts. It drove creation to its utmost limits, it wafted its spice-laden breath even into the nostrils of the innocent

    Knut Hamsun
  • But now the world breaks in on us, the world is shocked, the world looks upon our idyll as madness. The world maintains that no rational man or woman would have chosen this way of life - therefore, it is madness. Alone I confront them and tell them that nothing could be saner or truer! What do people really know about life? We fall in line, follow the pattern established by our mentors. Everything is based on assumptions; even time, space, motion, matter are nothing but supposition. The world has no new knowledge to impart; it merely accepts what is there

    Knut Hamsun
  • You are right; I am not good at moving in society. Be merciful. You do not understand me; I live in the woods by choice--that is my happiness. Here, where I am all alone, it can hurt no one that I am as I am; but when I go among others, I have to use all my will power to be as I should

    Knut Hamsun
  • A shaft of sweetness shoots through me from top to toe when the sun rises; I shoulder my gun in silent exaltation

    Knut Hamsun
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