Top 710 Quotes & Sayings by Norwegian Authors

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I love shifting between being super cute and aggressive. It's funny.
I am not a vegetarian. For some time, I tried to be a semi-vegetarian, eating only fish, birds, and no red meat, but... I don't know if I have an opinion on vegetarianism.
Playing games is the best time of your life, and the more games you get, the better it is. — © Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Playing games is the best time of your life, and the more games you get, the better it is.
While I was born in Singapore, I didn't actually grow up here. So I don't remember all that much.
Love is not selfish. Love is something else.
Freedom of speech is a human right and the foundation upon which democracy is built. Any restriction of freedom of speech is a restriction upon democracy.
Just to be spontaneous and free is life's biggest luxury and privilege when life is so busy.
When you first win a trophy, you want to do it again and again. It keeps you hungry.
You simply have to accept that your demons are a part of you.
Those golden minutes before you are completely awake, when your mind is just drifting, you have no censorship; you are ready to develop any kind of idea. That's when I come up with the best and worst ideas. That is the privilege of being a writer - that you can stay in bed for an hour in the morning and it's work time.
Tarjei Vesaas has written the best Norwegian novel ever, 'The Birds' - it is absolutely wonderful: the prose is so simple and so subtle, and the story is so moving that it would have been counted amongst the great classics from the last century if it had been written in one of the major languages.
Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.
Investing in health will produce enormous benefits. — © Gro Harlem Brundtland
Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.
Making sentences is what I do. I mean, the story will come as I write.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
Sometimes you might feel like you're not good enough or unique enough, but everyone is! Everyone has different personalities.
Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.
We have to dare to modernize to get room to maneuver for the priorities in the future.
Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
You learn that in so many of our matches, it can all depend on just four or five points.
Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
Extremist perspectives win sympathy and recruits because they offer narratives that claim to identify deep injustices and enemies.
I work with really cool people, and so far I haven't been approached in any embarrassing manner when it comes to image.
Our assistance in Somalia has been remarkably effective and successful, and we have helped with very small resources - a large group of people and we can now do even more.
There is nothing like being left alone again, to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods. To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it.
Basically, if reverse engineering is banned, then a lot of the open source community is doomed to fail.
When I was 28 years old, I found myself in Schenectady, New York, where I discovered that it was possible for some people to make a good living as physicists.
There are always going to be haters.
'Game of Thrones' has been a large part of my life for the last six years and for my family as well. It's very seldom that you come on a show and it's the perfect role for you.
Every day I spend time on the treadmill. I am walking faster, stronger and harder than I was two months ago.
The writers who reject tendentiousness and purpose in their work are the very ones who display it in every word they write. I could draw countless examples from the history of literature to show that the more a writer clamours for spiritual freedom, the more tendentious his work is liable to be.
If we can't understand the Afghan family, we can't understand Afghanistan.
All children are born with stars in their eyes, and they are curious. It is important for teachers to be careful not to kill this curiosity. A lot can go wrong. Children can be teased, even by teachers.
There's a certain phraseology involved in jazz, and I've moved away from that.
I'm not afraid of problem-solving. There is always a way.
To wonder about life is not something we learn; it is something we forget.
Everyone on 'Ray Donovan' was super nice. I was kind of surprised by how welcoming everyone was because of how established the show was. — © Alisha Boe
Everyone on 'Ray Donovan' was super nice. I was kind of surprised by how welcoming everyone was because of how established the show was.
I'm not a good crime writer. I'm not good with plots... so I have to do something else.
When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.
If only we could accept that there is no difference between us where human values are concerned. Whatever sex.
It doesn't matter how rich you are - you know when you're being ripped off.
I demolish my bridges behind me - then there is no choice but forward.
If the motivation is gone, then I am finished.
Nothing comes sailing by itself.
I rolled myself up into a tight ball of resistance and it was thus that I went through my school years.
From early morning to late at night, it's such an interesting life, and I'm healthy and free, and that's not so easy with a family.
Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles. — © Sonja Henie
Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles.
If you sit in a room and think you're the only one that needs to be loved, then you have a big problem. If you are needy, you have to give the same as you need. If I need love, I have to give love. But that's just a personal thing.
A beam of light takes about two million years to reach from us to the Andromeda nebula. But my thought covers this distance in a few seconds. Perhaps some day some intermediate form of body and mind may permit us to say that we actually can travel faster than light.
I began writing 'The Cold Song' in the months following my father's death, when I felt this sense of loss, disappearance, of being right in the middle of life and wondering: 'What now? How to proceed?'
I have received the greatest honor in my life - and the greatest surprise. Never did I dream that the Nobel Prize could be awarded for the reciprocal relations.
It was very clear that this was a very, very old site. There were remains of sod walls. Fishermen assumed it was an old Indian site. Bu Indians didn't use that kind of buildings and houses.
It was quite difficult to find a place to do what we wanted, namely to study the neurological basis of behaviour and especially learning and memory, which we were particularly interested in.
When the market goes to hell, it's more of an opportunity than a problem.
Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor's throat without having his neighbor notice it.
We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.
Personally, I am a nationalist, but my race is my nation, and I see all true Europeans as my racial brethren and part of my nation, be them Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish, French, German, or English, Russian, Polish, or Belorussian, or whatever.
My journey began when I found out about YouTube on how do you make music, and from that, people started explaining me how I had to do it.
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