Jostein Gaarder

Jostein
Gaarder
1952

Norwegian Intellectual, Author of Novels, Short Stories and Children's Books

Author Quotes

A philosopher knows that in reality he knows very little. That is why he constantly strives to achieve true insight. Socrates was one of these rare people. He knew that he knew nothing about life and about the world. And now comes the important part: it troubled him that he knew so little.

A philosopher never gets quite used to the world.

A real philosopher, Sophie, is completely different kettle of fish - the direct opposite, in fact. A philosopher knows that in reality he knows very little. That is why he constantly strives to achieve true insight. Socrates was one of these rare people. He knew that he knew nothing about life and about the world. And now comes the important part: it troubled him that he knew so little.

First Name
Jostein
Last Name
Gaarder
Birth Date
1952
Bio

Norwegian Intellectual, Author of Novels, Short Stories and Children's Books