Top 533 Quotes & Sayings by Finnish Authors

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Software is like sex: it's better when it's free.
I describe my own music as epic love pop.
I think it's really important to be humble for the music because there is always someone better than you, there is always something new for you to learn for music and you can't be the best in the world. It makes you work very hard.
I know when I am in the car I am always doing my best. — © Valtteri Bottas
I know when I am in the car I am always doing my best.
Growing up in Finland, ice hockey was the main sport. But I never played that. I went with footy. I never had any other hobbies.
Women are always beautiful.
I don't believe in an annual dose of film music for the sake of it being film music. If we program film music, it will be because there is a real artistic reason for doing so.
Men and women have roles - their roles are different, but their rights are equal.
Peace is a question of will. All conflicts can be settled, and there are no excuses for allowing them to become eternal.
You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination - at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent.
Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature.
It's always important to invest in young talents and the talents of tomorrow.
The most important thing is to stay positive.
Lie on the bridge and watch the water flowing past. Or run, or wade through the swamp in your red boots. Or roll yourself up and listen to the rain falling on the roof. It's very easy to enjoy yourself.
If I could throw my phone away, I would probably do it. It's always on silent, and I don't like when it rings and people are calling. We could live without those things in the past when we just had a phone on the street somewhere, on the corner or at the house. I have no interest in telling all the people what I do every day and where I am.
In golf, you have to stay patient and calm. On the race track you can let loose, but in golf you can't and you must be calm. — © Heikki Kovalainen
In golf, you have to stay patient and calm. On the race track you can let loose, but in golf you can't and you must be calm.
The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality.
I see myself as a normal guy - until I see myself in photos; then, 'Oh, I'm tall.'
These days people wallow in enormous masses of sound.
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
Transnational, gigantic industrial companies no longer operate within political systems, but rather above them.
The Finnish way of dealing with Russia, whatever the situation, is that we will be very decisive to show what we don't like, where the red line is.
I play in a band called 'Moi non plus' with some friends.
Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.
Hopefully it will be possible to get all our other albums in American shops one day so if people are interested they can hear it but I'm hoping that people are going to be interested in what we are going to do, not just what we've done.
When my first child was born in 1962, I wrote a letter to my grandfather telling him how happy I was but how concerned; concerned because there were so many visions which were not very good.
Every once in a while an issue comes up where I have to make a statement. I can't totally avoid all political issues, but I try my best to minimize them. When I do make a statement, I try to be fairly neutral.
Compared to professional dancers, I'm obviously not professional but I do love to dance so much.
I'm of course jumping right in with the attitude that I can win the Eurovision Song Contest - or at least finish in second place!
What we need to make sure we do as a team is build the quickest car on the grid - if we have the quickest car, we can do it!
Mediators do not choose the conflicts they became involved in, but the parties to the conflict choose the mediator. Their participation as intermediaries is based on the trust of all the conflicting parties.
It's like that with what sort of ideas people outside of the band have of HIM. They all see it through a different lens as well which is beautiful. Hopefully, it makes it an endless topic of conversation.
What commercialism has brought into Linux has been the incentive to make a good distribution that is easy to use and that has all the packaging issues worked out.
A lot of Finnish people are laid-back and quiet and that's how I am. I've never seen any reason to change myself.
I was always the flamboyant one and the one who wanted to be really bubbly and wanted to perform in a big way, but it's not very typical in Finland.
If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues.
Both of my parents sacrificed a lot. My dad, Tero, would drive me to training every single day. My mum, Teija, came to Seville to help me. She did everything for me. It was such a big place to go at 17. Even if you can speak English, it doesn't matter there. It was all Spanish. They don't do English.
I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house.
You never want to be behind your team-mate at the end of the year, that's definitely always going to be my goal. — © Valtteri Bottas
You never want to be behind your team-mate at the end of the year, that's definitely always going to be my goal.
I've never regretted not making Linux shareware: I really don't like the pay for use binary shareware programs.
It's important to celebrate the monogram. It's the DNA of Vuitton. I think - I hope - there is an interest in the philosophy and culture of the Vuitton name. It's quite coherent and intellectual, and the products are great. These are things you will want to pass on - things you treasure.
This conducting thing happened. In 1983 I was sucked into this international career, which was a very scary experience.
It was the winter of war, in 1939. It felt completely pointless to try to create pictures... I suddenly felt an urge to write down something that was to begin with 'Once upon a time.'
Woody Harrelson was just so much fun. He's a child at heart, and he loved being in a 'Star Wars' film, I think.
The ultimate goal of the to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
I'm living my dream right now. I get to make music, perform and travel.
My time in the World Rally Championship has been a useful stage in my career, but I can't deny the fact that my hunger for F1 has recently become overwhelming.
Our time is so specialised that we have people who know more and more or less and less.
We're trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
One of the biggest development issues in the world is the education of girls. In the United States and Europe, it has been accepted, but not in Africa and the developing countries.
If you start doing things because you hate others and want to screw them over, the end result is bad. — © Linus Torvalds
If you start doing things because you hate others and want to screw them over, the end result is bad.
I'm only 26 - I don't know anything about life yet. Life is like a puzzle and my pieces are spread all over the world.
It was when I first tried a go-kart in '96. I saw a go-kart race locally, and that got me excited about it, and I wanted to try one. When I got to try one, I just loved the speed and after that it became more about how to improve the lap time and all the details and that.
A lot of my family follow Liverpool, including my dad Tero and my uncle. In Finland I would say Liverpool is the biggest team, it started in the 1980s with the games on the TV. And then obviously they have had two Finland legends in Jari Litmanen and Sami Hyypia.
Eventually I did that, but it took a lot of twists and turns, and there were a year or two there where I was living with no money at all - no home, no car, no nothing. I was living in somebody's garage in Los Angeles at that point - for a year.
The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms in the air and being in charge, I didn't miss. I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music.
There's always reasons to make mistakes. Because then you do new mistakes next time. So they're beautiful mistakes.
Peter Mayhew had unique physical attributes. I don't have those. I mean, I'm just a regular guy who happens to be seven feet. Peter had huge hands, and his physical being created Chewbacca. I'm just trying to make sure Chewbacca stays on screen for more movies.
You need to think and live your life. You only live once. That's how it is.
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