Norwegian Related Quotes



You can write a radical Norwegian or a conservative Norwegian. And when I changed to a conservative Norwegian, I gained this distance or objectivity in the language. The gap released something in me, and in the writing, which made it possible for the protagonist to think thoughts I had never myself thought.

Karl Ove Knausgaard


All Norwegian children learn to swim when they are very young because if you can't swim it is difficult to find a place to bathe.

Roald Dahl


Ibsen was Norwegian by birth, but universal in spirit.

Liv Ullmann


Well, I have a Norwegian father who emigrated to America in the 1950s, and he still speaks with varying degrees of an accent. Over my lifetime my ear has been well-tuned to that accent. Any first generation kid has that wonderful gift from their parents.

Christopher Heyerdahl


It is typically Norwegian to be good

Kjell Magne Bondevik


It is a sad but undeniable reality that people have died in the line of duty since the earliest days of the United Nations. The first was Ole Bakke, a Norwegian member of the United Nations guard detachment, shot and killed in Palestine in 1948. The toll since then has included colleagues at all levels.

Ban Ki-moon


I got an email from the Crown Prince of Norway asking me to talk at a summit for young Norwegian entrepreneurs. I ran to my wife and was like, 'Hey! I got an email from the Prince of Norway!'

Nick Woodman


Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English.

Roald Dahl


A play is basically a long, formalistic polemic. You can write it without the poetry, and if you do, you may have a pretty good play. We know this because we see plays in translation. Not many people speak Norwegian or Danish or whatever guys like Ibsen spoke, or Russian - yet we understand Chekhov and the others.

David Mamet


My father was a Norwegian tenor and my mother a New York Irish librarian.

David Johansen