My favorite quotations

Today I’d like to share some of my absolute favorite quotations from a variety of people. These all have either struck a chord with me, are particularly thought-provoking, or resonate as especially true in my life, and they’re not just cliches to me anymore; I have come to realize the personal truth in all of these through my own life experiences.

“To thine own self be true.” – Polonius, Hamlet

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“Anyone who feels anger must also feel sadness.” – Ougi, Code Geass episode 11

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

“We see them as we are, not as they are.” – Unknown

“We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.” – Bob Ross

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Bjørgvin Marknad

This summer I went to Bjørgvin Marknad, a viking market that takes place in Bergen (Bjørgvin is the old name for Bergen) in Norway at the end of May/beginning of June every year. Despite the extremely characteristic Scandinavian fog, Sindre and I enjoyed ourselves and didn’t get too cold, even though I had been silly enough to not bring a jacket due to the past couple of days actually being warm (a shocker for early June! :O). We saw a viking ship as well as people dressed as all kinds of citizens of a Lord of the Rings kind of era: rangers, elves, warriors, and the like. Some people were also testing out the archery range with handmade bows and arrows that were sold at one of the larger stalls. Here are some pictures, though you can find more in the gallery folder):

A viking puppet show!

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