Top 923 Quotes & Sayings by Danish Authors

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Whether you're tall or shorter, or a little bigger, more curves, skinny - you just have to be proud of what you have, and everyone is beautiful.
I don't wear cologne. I do occasionally, but anytime I take a shower, I just put on deodorant. That's basically what I smell like.
A good director is not an expert in anything in particular. A good director just knows a little bit about everything. — © Nicolas Winding Refn
A good director is not an expert in anything in particular. A good director just knows a little bit about everything.
The pressure of being a goalkeeper is one of those things that attracts a lot of people to the position, if you don't have that, if you don't enjoy that pressure, I don't think you're suited to playing goalkeeper. It's about being strong mentally, being able to see the difference between making honest mistake and silly mistakes.
What you sweat is what you get.
I played handball up until I joined United, both as a goalkeeper and an outfield player.
The more secrets and twists in a character, the better.
It's always an honour to receive recognition, but I always consider them more important when they come from your colleagues.
The most important thing is to try to do your best.
Music is the soul of language.
At some stage in most people's lives, things turn upside down, and nothing is as you expected it to be.
I grew up with nothing, and I know that I don't need anything to be happy. We were wearing second-hand clothing and eating leftovers, and I was so happy. Five-star hotels and private pick-ups hasn't changed that.
The benefits of globalization do not trickle down automatically. It takes politics to make sure that there is a benefit.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. — © Soren Kierkegaard
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Anyone can dream up great ideas, but an idea is nothing until it's realized, be it as a website, a physical product, an app, or a user interface.
Life is not black and white; there is some gray nuance to it.
I went to Paris when I was 17 and would sit in a cafe called Les Deux Magots, in the Latin Quarter. I spoke English, but not a word of French.
I was a welder for about three or four months, and I was lucky enough to get out of it because there was a guy who wanted to support me and pay for my racing.
Wishful thinking is not sound public policy.
I never talk openly about my political beliefs.
The car industry has invested a lot in hybrid, but my opinion is electric cars will take over a lot of hybrids quicker than people think now.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old - somebody who takes good care of things and of people.
A beautiful person is someone who stays true to themselves and their spirit; someone who is self-confident and can make you smile.
Manila is like a small New York. Nothing works, and everybody's out to get the better of you.
Don't worry about not fitting in. The things that make people think you're weird are what makes you you, and therefore your greatest strength.
Being gifted needs courage.
People will travel anywhere for good food - it's crazy.
Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that's why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can't share.
If one devalues rationality, the world tends to fall apart.
By a great man, however, we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others.
I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio.
You can pull off anything if you have the right attitude. Being cool is whatever you think it is. Own your style.
When we talk about 'smart transportation,' it is more than moving cargo from A to B. Digitization within transport and logistics means seamless service to our customers, visibility in the supply chain, and driving a more efficient business.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
It is no doubt technically possible to study metabolism and respiration of fishes during swimming at a constant rate, and of certain insects and birds during flight, and to obtain information similar to that obtained on man during work on a bicycle ergometer or a treadmill.
The dream was to be a prima ballerina.
For young girls, whom I meet a lot when I travel around the country, it will be a big thing. It will really show them that there's no post in Denmark that a girl can't aspire to.
Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher. — © Bjarne Stroustrup
Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher.
We're strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict. Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement.
I studied screenwriting at film school and was constantly learning how to construct three-act dramas.
I love to work anywhere, but because there is so much attention after 'The Square' my three agents wanted me to quit the play when I did it. I refused as I thought it was an interesting and brilliant play, and I didn't just want to run straight off to Hollywood.
Because revenge is a very known feeling in American culture, there's a certain element of an eye for an eye. There's the saying, 'Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.' When you wish for revenge, and you think you've gotten it, what happens then? Revenge is just a really good drive for drama and good action.
I live in a house in a forest about 20 minutes out of Copenhagen, with my actress wife Rikke and my four children - my son Louis, 20, from a previous relationship, and our three: Charlie, ten, Miles, eight, and Nomi, six.
I did my first interview in 1995 and was asked about my private life. I said, 'Why would I tell you? I don't see the logic in anyone knowing that about me. For whose sake? Nobody wins.'
We must strengthen everything that defines Denmark. I look forward to working with all of you here in Parliament. We must live up to the hopes we have generated: a safer, more just and greener Denmark.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
The big difference is the size of the crew and the flexibility of shooting because of the size. I mean, it's crazy. So you can't improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind, whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility.
Laughter is the closest distance between two people. — © Victor Borge
Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
Within the realm of fiction, it is always tempting to set one's stories in a dystopian future, where all our misgivings about state power can be shown in full force.
Children need to move to develop their brain; it's a natural urge. That's why boys will run after a ball and play soccer despite how many video games are available to them, and they can't help themselves from building with Lego bricks as well. They want to be creating something that's uniquely their own.
One shouldn't write one's own epitaph. I hope people will remember me as one who did her best - and who wasn't an anachronism.
Napster hijacked our music without asking. They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system.
Every city is always changing, on its own trajectory.
Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Here in Denmark, you can easily just be left alone. This is my 'hood, and people leave me alone; it's nice.
I never had any financial support or sponsors, and so I always had to, at every level, prove myself the hard way. I was five years in Japan before I got my debut at Le Mans. And I think this is a humble way to get through as a racing driver.
I think Dogme was inspiring for quite a few peoples and sort of started a digital movement. Personally, I found it extremely uplifting and fantastic making Dogme movies, but I felt I completed it with 'The Celebration.' I think that was the end of the road on Dogme for me. It was as far as I could go.
There's a tremendous amount of work building the apparatus, getting the experiment to work. But sitting there late at night in the lab, and knowing light is going at bicycle speed, and that nobody in the history of mankind has ever been here before - that is mind-boggling. It's worth everything.
Personally, I tend to be more interested in security and performance-related issues than other things.
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