Quotes by Norwegian authors
We have to find compromises. That's the way it is in Norway.
To say that a family is happy I think is to diminish it, taking out what is interesting. Growing up, I don't think my family was any happier or unhappier than anyone else's. My mother and father should have been divorced or never even married. On the other hand, I remember many moments of happiness.
You need to be curious, competitive, creative, stubborn, self-confident, skeptical, patient and be lucky to win a Nobel.
I always knew I wanted to create original material, and after having meetings with all sorts of record labels, I decided that Sony was the right place to do it. They knew what I wanted to make and gave me the freedom to express myself.
Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.
The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose.
I was trained to be very tough. My mom told me I shouldn't cry; I shouldn't be afraid of anything.
When your kids disappoint you, you tell them off; you don't give them some chocolate, do you? You treat players similar to how you treat your kids, really.
I love all kinds of insects, and I've heard Australia has some really interesting bugs.
The difference between doing a remix and an original track is that when you do a remix, you obviously already have the original track as a starting point. But with the originals you start from scratch.
They say that every writer, they write about himself, and I think that to a certain extent that is true. But also we are creators of fiction.
We ceased to be a band the moment we made it. It left us with nothing. We felt like a failure although we had commercial success.
I've been a lot more into Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, which was a bit complicated for me to understand the language of each social media, because they all talk in different ways. It's a nice way for me to tell people I appreciate them, which I forget to do sometimes.
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
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.
Many Scandinavian writers who had made their name in literary fiction felt they wanted to have a go at the crime novel to show they could compete with the best. If Salman Rushdie had been Norwegian, he would definitely have written at least one thriller.
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