Halldor Laxness Quotes

Top 40 wise famous quotes and sayings by Halldor Laxness

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Halldor Laxness quotes: My motto is strong packaging, clear addressing. My motto is strong packaging, clear addressing.
Halldor Laxness quotes: What you have stolen can never be yours. What you have stolen can never be yours.
Halldor Laxness quotes: A land even more remote, America, which is farther than death. A land even more remote, America, which is farther than death.
Halldor Laxness quotes: She herself had given up washing long ago, and besides, people no longer believed in stale urine, either for one purpose or another. She herself had given up washing long ago, and besides, people no longer believed in stale urine, either for one purpose or another.
Halldor Laxness quotes: It's a pity we don't whistle at one another, like birds. Words are misleading. It's a pity we don't whistle at one another, like birds. Words are misleading.
Halldor Laxness quotes: Can't you hear how everyone tells lies; if not deliberately, then involuntarily; if not out loud, then silently? Can't you hear how everyone tells lies; if not deliberately, then involuntarily; if not out loud, then silently?
Halldor Laxness quotes: A wise man once said that next to losing its mother, there is nothing more healthy for a child than to lose its father. A wise man once said that next to losing its mother, there is nothing more healthy for a child than to lose its father.
Halldor Laxness quotes: That blasted family could never look at a living thing without wanting to make a profit out of it, preferably by killing it. That blasted family could never look at a living thing without wanting to make a profit out of it, preferably by killing it.
Halldor Laxness quotes: I feel a physical happiness when spring is coming. I feel a physical happiness when spring is coming.
Halldor Laxness quotes: Anyone who doesn't know others doesn't know himself. Anyone who doesn't know others doesn't know himself.
Halldor Laxness quotes: Well, well, it's enough to make the lice drop dead from my head! Condescend to enter the house. Well, well, it's enough to make the lice drop dead from my head! Condescend to enter the house.
Halldor Laxness quotes: People don't have the imagination to understand politicians. People are too innocent People don't have the imagination to understand politicians. People are too innocent
Halldor Laxness quotes: Remember, any lie you are told, even deliberately, is often a more significant fact than a truth told in all sincerity. Remember, any lie you are told, even deliberately, is often a more significant fact than a truth told in all sincerity.
Halldor Laxness quotes: Those who deck themselves out in stolen gods are not viable. Those who deck themselves out in stolen gods are not viable.
Halldor Laxness quotes: You have fettered yourself of your own free will, man-break the fetters! You have fettered yourself of your own free will, man-break the fetters!
Halldor Laxness quotes: The light of the world had more or less taken leave of this man, for he was almost blind.(from 'The Fish can Sing') The light of the world had more or less taken leave of this man, for he was almost blind.
(from 'The Fish can Sing')
Halldor Laxness quotes: So I see no reason why, just because a couple of womenfolk have kicked the bucket, people should start writing religion about them. So I see no reason why, just because a couple of womenfolk have kicked the bucket, people should start writing religion about them.
Halldor Laxness quotes: If you get into danger, either you perish or you escape. If you get into danger, either you perish or you escape.
Halldor Laxness quotes: It is a matter of simple fact that Icelanders have always been notoriously indolent. It is a matter of simple fact that Icelanders have always been notoriously indolent.
Halldor Laxness quotes: When a man has a flower in his life he builds a house. When a man has a flower in his life he builds a house.
Halldor Laxness quotes: Icelanders are grateful to meet foreigners who have heard of their country. And even more grateful to hear someone say it deserves better. Icelanders are grateful to meet foreigners who have heard of their country. And even more grateful to hear someone say it deserves better.
Halldor Laxness quotes: History is always entirely different to what has happened. History is always entirely different to what has happened.
Halldor Laxness quotes: No one is so busy that he hasn't the time to dismantle a work of art. No one is so busy that he hasn't the time to dismantle a work of art.
Halldor Laxness quotes: A fat servant is not much of a man. A beaten servant is a great man, because in his breast freedom has its home. A fat servant is not much of a man. A beaten servant is a great man, because in his breast freedom has its home.
Halldor Laxness quotes: It's an old saying that one still has to know something, despite everything. It's an old saying that one still has to know something, despite everything.
Halldor Laxness quotes: A free man can live on fish.Independence is better than meat A free man can live on fish.Independence is better than meat
Halldor Laxness quotes: Nothing is true that cannot be provenand therefore, it's not true. Nothing is true that cannot be proven
and therefore, it's not true.
Halldor Laxness quotes: It is both more difficult and more complicated to die than people think. It is both more difficult and more complicated to die than people think.