Henrik Ibsen Quotes

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Henrik Ibsen quotes: How can I hold you close enough? How can I hold you close enough?
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The strong must learn to be lonely. The strong must learn to be lonely.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong. A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: You don't get nothing for nothing in this life. You don't get nothing for nothing in this life.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone. The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground. If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: And though I have sailed my boat hard aground,O, it was so grand to be sailing! And though I have sailed my boat hard aground,
O, it was so grand to be sailing!
Henrik Ibsen quotes: No, I don't think one ought to be at everybody's beck and call. Anyway, I'm not going to be. No, I don't think one ought to be at everybody's beck and call. Anyway, I'm not going to be.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society. The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: It's a release to know that in spite of everything a premeditated act of courage is still possible. It's a release to know that in spite of everything a premeditated act of courage is still possible.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: What is the difference in being alone with another and being alone by one's self? What is the difference in being alone with another and being alone by one's self?
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.' Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I have other duties equally sacred ... Duties to myself. I have other duties equally sacred ... Duties to myself.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Every man shares the responsibility and the guilt of the society to which he belongs. Every man shares the responsibility and the guilt of the society to which he belongs.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: When I lost you, it was as if all the solid ground dissolved from under my feet. Look at me; I'm a half-drowned man now, hanging onto a wreck. When I lost you, it was as if all the solid ground dissolved from under my feet. Look at me; I'm a half-drowned man now, hanging onto a wreck.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: To live is to war with trolls. To live is to war with trolls.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Dr. Stockmann: Yes, I can afford it now. Katherine tells me I earn almost as much as we spend. Peter Stockmann: Almost - yes! Dr. Stockmann: Yes, I can afford it now. Katherine tells me I earn almost as much as we spend.
Peter Stockmann: Almost - yes!
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The worst that a man can do to himself is to do injustice to others. The worst that a man can do to himself is to do injustice to others.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I go to scale the Future's possibilities! Farewell! I go to scale the Future's possibilities! Farewell!
Henrik Ibsen quotes: You have never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me. You have never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The man-at-arms is the only man. The man-at-arms is the only man.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: You have made an empty place within me; and I must try to fill it up with something - with something that is a little like love. You have made an empty place within me; and I must try to fill it up with something - with something that is a little like love.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The younger generation will come knocking at my door. The younger generation will come knocking at my door.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Oh courage ... oh yes! If only one had that ... Then life might be livable, in spite of everything. Oh courage ... oh yes! If only one had that ... Then life might be livable, in spite of everything.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke. Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - he first individualizes. The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - he first individualizes.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Think. I dragged myself along among the precipices - and revelled in the peace and luxury of death. Think. I dragged myself along among the precipices - and revelled in the peace and luxury of death.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Mrs LINDE: When you've sold yourself once for the sake of others, you don't do it second time. Mrs LINDE: When you've sold yourself once for the sake of others, you don't do it second time.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Werle: "I believe there is no one in the world you detest as you do me."Gregers: "I have seen you at too close quarters. Werle: "I believe there is no one in the world you detest as you do me."
Gregers: "I have seen you at too close quarters.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: It is the small losses in life that cut one to the heart. It is the small losses in life that cut one to the heart.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness. Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: KROGSTAD: The law cares nothing about motives.NORA: Then it must be a very foolish law. KROGSTAD: The law cares nothing about motives.

NORA: Then it must be a very foolish law.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I believe that, before all else, I'm a human being, no less than you. I believe that, before all else, I'm a human being, no less than you.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: SIGURD. Man's will can do this and that; but fate rules in the deeds that shape our lives - so has it gone with us twain. SIGURD. Man's will can do this and that; but fate rules in the deeds that shape our lives - so has it gone with us twain.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The devil is compromise. The devil is compromise.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow. These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: You've never loved me, you've only found it pleasant to be in love with me. You've never loved me, you've only found it pleasant to be in love with me.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: To live is - to war with trolls In the holds of the heart and mind To live is - to war with trolls In the holds of the heart and mind
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I have existed merely to perform tricks for you, Torvald. I have existed merely to perform tricks for you, Torvald.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Marriage is something you have to give your whole mind to. Marriage is something you have to give your whole mind to.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Let others emulate the eagle's flight, Life in the lowly plains may be as bright. Let others emulate the eagle's flight, Life in the lowly plains may be as bright.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Oh, life would be all right if we didn't have to put up with these damned creditors who keep pestering us with the demands of their ideals. Oh, life would be all right if we didn't have to put up with these damned creditors who keep pestering us with the demands of their ideals.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Really to sin you have to be serious about it. Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less. Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I am in revolt against the age-old lie that the majority is always right. I am in revolt against the age-old lie that the majority is always right.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The idol of Authority must be shattered in this town. The idol of Authority must be shattered in this town.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: OSWALD: [Repeats, in a dull, toneless voice.] The sun. The sun. OSWALD: [Repeats, in a dull, toneless voice.] The sun. The sun.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: To see one's goal and to drive toward it, steeling one's heart, is most uplifting. To see one's goal and to drive toward it, steeling one's heart, is most uplifting.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The costliness of keeping friends does not lie in what one does for them, but in what one, out of consideration for them, refrains from doing. The costliness of keeping friends does not lie in what one does for them, but in what one, out of consideration for them, refrains from doing.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over. I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Look into any man's heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed. Look into any man's heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: That is the accursed thing about small surroundings they make the soul small. That is the accursed thing about small surroundings
they make the soul small.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: About the white and shining milky way? Man may not there the milk of fortune skim, Nor is the butter of it meant for him. About the white and shining milky way? Man may not there the milk of fortune skim, Nor is the butter of it meant for him.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Happiness is above all things the calm, glad certainty of innocence. Happiness is above all things the calm, glad certainty of innocence.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I'm no longer prepared to accept what people say and what's written in books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find my own answer. I'm no longer prepared to accept what people say and what's written in books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find my own answer.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Anyone who's sold herself for somebody else once isn't going to do it again. Anyone who's sold herself for somebody else once isn't going to do it again.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The sea possesses a power over one's moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so. The sea possesses a power over one's moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: And what if I did run my ship aground; oh, still it was splendid to sail it! And what if I did run my ship aground; oh, still it was splendid to sail it!
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I have had a delightfully lonely time of it - plenty of leisure to think and think about things. I have had a delightfully lonely time of it - plenty of leisure to think and think about things.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Nothing is impossible that one desires with an indomitable will. Nothing is impossible that one desires with an indomitable will.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Laughter's all the damned thing's fit for. Laughter's all the damned thing's fit for.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: To "those about to marry," Ibsen therefore says in effect, "Be sure you are not in love!" And to those who are in love he says, "Part! To "those about to marry," Ibsen therefore says in effect, "Be sure you are not in love!" And to those who are in love he says, "Part!
Henrik Ibsen quotes: Many a man can save himself if he admits he's done wrong and takes his punishment. Many a man can save himself if he admits he's done wrong and takes his punishment.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: While I think of it, Mr. Werle, junior - don't use that foreign word: ideals. We have the excellent native word: lies. While I think of it, Mr. Werle, junior - don't use that foreign word: ideals. We have the excellent native word: lies.
Henrik Ibsen quotes: The right? Ah, what does it help to be in the right if you don't have any power? The right? Ah, what does it help to be in the right if you don't have any power?
Henrik Ibsen quotes: I hold that man is in the right who is most closely in league with the future. I hold that man is in the right who is most closely in league with the future.