Notebook Gift Set: Nautical
NAUTICAL NOTEBOOK SET
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard
This simple observation from Kierkegaard’s journals sets the stage for his philosophy on the nature of experience, time, regret and the existential necessity of faith.
Kierkegaard was considered the father of existentialism, and later existentialist thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus built on the ideas he put forth in his great work, Fear and Trembling.
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep." - Shakespeare
The illustration, inspired by the magic of The Tempest, features an inverted book whose tendrilled pages are entangled with a sinking ship.
"The sea is big and old." - Ernest Hemingway
Too simple for your taste? Perhaps he should have gone with "the sea is boundless and ancient," or "the expansive sea churns eternally." Hemingway would just as soon tuck a daisy behind the ear of a bull. Instead Hemingway gives us "big" and "old,”—words simple and true. We wanted to honor his unadorned, straight-shooting writing style and we kept coming back to this line, as there is so much to unpack in those six words.
"My soul has grown deep like the rivers." - Langston Hughes
The river may have carried him to unfamiliar places, but he’s not adrift.
• 3.5 x 5 inches
• 32 college ruled sheets made with premium paper that resists bleed
• Saddle Stitched with matching black staples
• Recycled Kraft cover made from recycled books
• Made in the USA
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