Top 378 Quotes & Sayings by Icelander Authors

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For a beginner, find a trainer that you trust and set some goals.
Cheap electronics are not built to be repaired. They're just used and then discarded.
Frank Lampard was always the player I tried to model myself on. The amount of goals he scored from midfield was incredible. On and off the pitch, he was what I wanted to be.
The Stockholm street style is distinctive, with ensembles that exemplify the city's understated elegance. — © Aslaug Magnusdottir
The Stockholm street style is distinctive, with ensembles that exemplify the city's understated elegance.
The thing about Iceland is that we are trapped there anyway, all of us. We have been trapped there for thousands of years.
You think aerobics is not a cool sport? I think you are wrong. It requires amazing discipline - flexibility, fitness, knowledge. And you have to do it with a big smile on your face. Also, I once performed in front of 10,000 screaming women. I tell you something, I'd rather do that than kick a ball around in front of a few men.
You know, I don't like talking about music very much. I have quite the hard time explaining myself.
Everything is very expensive in Iceland, so I got some things done in India in the two months I was here. I visited the dentist, the optician, the tailor. When I go home, I'll have a new smile, a new wardrobe, and spectacles.
Some things in literature are inexplicable.
Greed can't again lead the way. We've taken that route before with terrible consequences for this nation and its people.
Fantastic Beasts, to in any way be associated with that world was amazing, especially having been such a huge fan of JK Rowling for such a long time, it's one of those things I never would have dreamt of being a part of.
It's not until they tell you you're going to die soon that you realise how short life is.
I like exotic guys who have a lot of sexual energy. I drive army tanks and I snowboard, so he has to keep up.
I had a great time on 'Game of Thrones.' — © Hafthor Bjornsson
I had a great time on 'Game of Thrones.'
Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. And whether you spend it in the arms of a loved one or alone in a prison cell, life is what you make of it.
There are a lot of classical musicians in my family, so I grew up with that being kind of normal.
I tend to spend quite a lot of time on the film scores that I do.
Personally 2016 has been a very good year.
This is why I had to go to Swansea. I didn't want to stay on the bench for another year.
I'm a huge fan of Philip K. Dick.
Being the strongest man in the world is exciting for me.
I like to switch things up every four weeks by adding new exercises to my routine and alternating between high and low repetitions. This combats plateau, helping you see results quicker.
I spent a lot of time with Swansea City and it will always be a club that means a lot to me, and it still does.
The things I love are scoring goals and getting in the box, getting on the end of crosses and taking up positions where the ball might fall to you.
While my calendar with Moda Operandi often takes me to fashionable locales like Milan and Paris, I am thrilled when opportunities to visit new places present themselves.
I try not to let other people's opinions or words drag me down.
I'm doing more acting, but I'm also focusing on strongman.
Children up to the age of seven are like sponges. They look up to adults and copy what they do. So I thought if I could create a positive role model - a superhero, if you like - who moves around and has a balanced lifestyle - then they would be motivated to move more.
You have to be willing to work 365 days a year and be absolutely obsessed with what you want to achieve and if you're willing to go that far then you're able to be the World's Strongest Man.
I choose my outfits based on the shows on a particular day. If there's an edgier designer, it might be a slightly edgier outfit. I don't think it matters, but still that's how I think about it.
Very early on, I started improvising. I was more interested in the music that came out of me than any music I heard.
I do not fear death, as I cherish life too much.
I'm not going to lie, living in London is incredible. You've got so much going on.
I never wear pants; I only wear dresses.
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Pan Sonic sound like they are playing music of the future made with the electric instruments of yesterday.
With 'The Theory of Everything,' it seems that people really like the voice I've found with the music, which is great. But I may not do that again. Every project is different.
I can still be 200 kilograms but still have enough endurance for strongman - I feel like if I get much heavier than that it's going to affect my endurance a lot.
One cheat meal once in a while is fine as long as you stay on track the rest of the planning. I had five really good meals today, one cheat meal. — © Hafthor Bjornsson
One cheat meal once in a while is fine as long as you stay on track the rest of the planning. I had five really good meals today, one cheat meal.
In the case of 'The Deep,' because of the people involved, the talent and the real lives of people who died, I wanted to make the most honest film I could. And sometimes that's the best way to go: Just make the best version of the film you can.
Even when I was studying piano, I always preferred to play around with my own improvisations rather than do my studies. So I've always been interested in writing music from a very early age.
Training and eating with super precision and determination on top of an already busy schedule as an actor and businessman has been really difficult and I am lucky to have the support of my family, friends and fans.
It's nice to have pressure. It keeps you going and keeps you working hard but if you think too much about it then it could get into your head, and you play your best football when you're enjoying yourself and if you're relaxed - so that's what I'll try to do.
Music has to be treated in the same way as set design, casting, or choice of location - it has to start at the same time.
Health is very important to be able to reach your goals.
I've always enjoyed lifting heavy; I saw extremely good results. I just got hooked, seeing how strong I got and how much my body changed.
In the Nordic countries, there are hardly any societal problems, but we writers are bloodthirsty people like anyone else, so we have to quench this thirst with literature. If you live in a mafia state with lots of violence on the streets, you tend to write beautiful poetry.
Throughout the history of Iceland, men have been lost at sea; every family in Iceland is connected to that kind of story.
I think every professional player wants to play every game and every minute because you never know when you're going to get a chance to score, in the first minute or the 90th.
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I feel a physical happiness when spring is coming. — © Halldor Laxness
I feel a physical happiness when spring is coming.
My dad played in Iceland and I think went over to Sweden for a couple of years.
I used to sail a lot in all kinds of weather, competing on small sailboats in the ocean. And I travel a lot in Iceland on horses every summer, through the wild areas where there's no inhabitants and there are volcanoes.
I am a big fan of movies that don't take themselves too seriously. You know you won't change the world, but have fun. Movies like 'Butch Cassidy' I enjoyed tremendously, but it didn't alter my opinion of the world.
I like feminine suits with unexpected details.
You ask any player and the Champions League is where he wants to be.
I come home from work and I have a six-year-old I have to cook for, so to be completely honest with you I mostly listen to, well, Justin Bieber.
I like to have space between the notes. I like to use silence.
I'm far from casual. I'm a huge fan of 'Blade Runner.'
I train mostly for my static power: dead lifts.
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