Nina Knows

Nina Knows

Nina, a photographer and wisdom collector from Norway, knows how to make people smile. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about calmversation, Nina…

“I remember when you came up with the idea of calmversation and how I immediately fell in love with the concept. It was fantastic to see how it spread like wildfire on Instagram, and I am so happy to hear it has reached the schools as a learning model as well. I believe the children of today (well actually all of us!) needs this more than ever, considering the stressful time we are living in, and all the expectations we are surrounded with in terms of being perfect in every aspect of life.”

I have long admired Nina’s ability to thoughtfully pair quotes with images. Her visual expressions create space for reflection, understanding and gracefully lend a hand in helping us slow down and appreciate life’s moments. View her inspiring gallery of images here.


A Collection of Quotes Thoughtfully Selected by Nina for You to Enjoy…

Only by glaring into the depths of ones own reflection can we find our true selves. It is here where the mirrored voices of our souls speak and can be heard.
Paul Morabito

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
Leonardo Da Vinci

Silence has a mysterious calming effect allowing your soul to be at peace with your thoughts.
A. D. Williams

And that is just the point…how the World, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That’s the big question, the one the World throws at you every morning. “Here you are alive. Would you like to make a comment?”
Mary Oliver

Image by Nina

Lady by the Lake

Let silence take you to the core of life.

Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you – sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you will live forever.
Lauren Oliver

None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.
Anne Rice

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
John Burroughs

Wherever you are, be all there.
Jim Elliot

The quieter you become, the more you hear.
Ram Dass


Harmony is a beautiful balance between mind, body and soul measured in tender peaceful moments.

Melanie Koulouris

Life is an echo. What you send out – comes back. What you sow – you reap. What you give – you get. What you see in others – exists in you. Remember life is an echo. It always get back to you. So give goodness.

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.


Open and Free

You are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.
N. Waheed

To see a World in a grain of sand. And a heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
William Blake

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Elenora Duse

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Napoleon Hill

Wherever you stand be the soul of that place.

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
Etty Hillesum

Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint, and begin to build,
Robert Collier

The World is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W. B. Yeats

The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
Dag Hammarskjøld


Have you come across a special quote that inspires you? Share some wisdom with us here. See more quotes from Nina on our “Reflections” page and be sure to say hi to her on Instagram

Wishing you a beautiful calmversation filled day!