Famous Quotes About Sweden
Browse 57 famous quotes and sayings about Sweden.
Top Quotes About Sweden
1. "I'm from Sweden. We don't wear clothes in Sweden."
Author: Alexander Skarsgard
2. "We don't have paparazzi following you in Sweden."
Author: Alexander Skarsgard
3. "When I was in Auschwitz, I kept asking, why am I here, what did I do wrong? What did my grandfather do wrong? And a young American man, he put me in the right knowledge. You didn't do anything wrong, he said, the world did something wrong, terribly wrong. This young man, he went to Budapest in the beginning of it all, and he saved Jews, he gave out passports of Sweden, and because the Hungarians didn't know how to read Swedish, this was how my father was saved. And thousands of others too, with these pieces of paper. I am here to tell you that one man can make a difference, and that man can be you, any of you…"
Author: Alice Lok Cahana
4. "My agent in Sweden used to send off interview tapes but I decided to take it upon myself and come to London to visit casting directors which is when things first started taking off for me. I love Sweden but the industry out here is quite small so when I was given the chance to go internationally I took it."
Author: Alicia Vikander
5. "You know, if they ever gave a Nobel Prize for avoiding work, every year some white guy in Iowa would get a million bucks and a trip to Sweden."
Author: Andrew Smith
6. "Children born of married parents in America face a higher risk of seeing them break up than children born of unmarried parents in Sweden."
Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
7. "People in Sweden are very conscious of what people are saying about you."
8. "Eating in Sweden is really just a series of heartbreaks."
Author: Bill Bryson
9. "I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease."
Author: Bill Toomey
10. "I believe that religion should be totally separated from the state. That's not the way it is today, not even in Sweden."
Author: Bjorn Ulvaeus
11. "I own a home in Sweden, I rent in both Los Angeles and in Britain, and I'm constantly travelling."
Author: Britt Ekland
12. "People in Sweden talk a lot about the weather - how much we hate it. But Finns get more depressed."
Author: Camilla Lackberg
13. "Northern Sweden holds a special kind of magic. It's cold, lonely, and the people are tough and silent, or so the stereotype says. This is Asa Larsson's home turf and I find as much joy in reading her closely observed descriptions of the environment, as in following her intriguing plots."
Author: Camilla Lackberg
14. "Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden."
Author: Carl D. Anderson
15. "We don't do 'dating' in Sweden."
Author: Caroline Winberg
16. "I was born in Sweden, and in Sweden we are known for the piracy services."
Author: Daniel Ek
17. "You were in Sweden?" Boomer asked."No," I said. "The trip got called off at the last minute. Because of political the unrest""In Sweden?" Priya seemed skeptical."Yeah-isn't it strange how the Times isn't covering it? Half the country's on strike because of that thing the crown prince said about Pippi Longstocking Which means no meatballs for Christmas, if you know what I mean.""That's so sad!" Boomer said."
Author: David Levithan
18. "I've only ever been recognised in the street once. In Sweden, strangely."
Author: David Nicholls
19. "I love Sweden. The entire world should be like Sweden. They all like to drink and get naked, and the women are hot. I can't think of a better nation on the planet."
Author: Drew Curtis
20. "Others work among the spirits that have just arrived in the world of spirits. Again others raise the children who have died in infancy. Swedenborg ensures the parents of these infants that 'All children whether born within or outside of the church, are adopted by the Lord and become Angels'."
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
21. "Sweden had paternity-leave policies in place for years but found that few men were taking advantage of the benefit. While women felt comfortable taking time off to be with baby, men worried that they would look less dedicated to their careers if they did the same. So the Swedish government implemented a "use it or lose it" policy, mandating that the country's thirteen-month parental leave cannot only be used by one parent – the other parent must use at least two months of the leave, or both lose those months entirely. Today 85% of Swedish fathers take paternity leave. The policy has helped redefine notions of masculinity and femininity in the already-egalitarian country."
Author: Emily Matchar
22. "I very often get that question: 'What is your real profession?' That's because in Sweden, it is 'not allowed' to have more than one profession - there's something suspicious about it! But nowadays it's more accepted that one can do a lot of things."
Author: Erland Josephson
23. "[Stieg] was describing Sweden the way it was and the way he saw the country: the scandals, the oppression of women, the friends he cherished and wished to honor."
Author: Eva Gabrielsson
24. "This is not my favorite way to wake up. My favorite way to wake up is to have a certain French movie star whisper to me softly at two thirty in the afternoon that if I want to get to Sweden in time to pick up my Nobel Prize for Literature I had better ring for breakfast. This occurs rather less often than one might wish."
Author: Frances Ann Lebowitz
25. "Countries with a high percentage of nonbelievers are among the freest, most stable, best-educated, and healthiest nations on earth. When nations are ranked according to a human-development index, which measures such factors as life expectancy, literacy rates, and educational attainment, the five highest-ranked countries -- Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands -- all have high degrees of nonbelief. Of the fifty countires at the bottom of the index, all are intensly religious. The nations with the highest homicide rates tend to be more religious; those with the greatest levels of gender equality are the least religious. These associations say nothing about whether atheism leads to positive social indicators or the other way around. But the idea that atheists are somehow less moral, honest, or trustworthy have been disproven by study after study."
Author: Greg Graffin
26. "I loved statistics from a young age. And I studied very much in Sweden. I used to be in the upper quarter of all courses I attended. But in St. John's, I was in the lower quarter. And the fact was that Indian students studied harder than we did in Sweden. They read the textbook twice, or three times or four times."
Author: Hans Rosling
27. "Growing up in Sweden, I decided pretty early on that I wanted to go to acting school."
Author: Helena Mattsson
28. "Many people say I smile more in Africa than in Sweden."
Author: Henning Mankell
29. "This is what Sweden is - quiet people leaning over the newspapers and coffee cups, each one with his own thoughts and destiny."
Author: Henning Mankell
30. "Nimeni nu pune mare pre? pe faptul ca un preot oarecare se exprima îin favoarea lui Dumnezeu. Asta-i meseria lui, nu? Dar când matematicieni si oameni de ?tiin?a ca Pasca, Newton ?i Swedenborg fac lucrul asta, adep?ii "Tatalui nostru" devin aten?i."
Author: Hjalmar Söderberg
31. "In Sweden, I went to an English school, where there was a mishmash of people from all over the world. Some were diplomatic kids with a lot of money, some were ghetto kids who came up from the suburbs, and I grew up in between. There's a community of second generation immigrants, and I became part of that because I had an American father."
Author: Joel Kinnaman
32. "I grew up in a very bohemian environment in southern Sweden, so I was always, always, always in black jeans."
Author: Johan Lindeberg
33. "It is June, the time when men mass and ships lie in readiness. The king conquers Sweden at this time every year."
Author: Johannes V. Jensen
34. "I was in Sweden for 10 days. They put me on the front page of the daily papers eight days in a row. I did nothing to warrant any of the attention. It was ridiculous."
Author: Johnny Thunders
35. "I have had much to learn from Sweden's poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation."
Author: Knut Hamsun
36. "I tell ya, I could have got some more jobs if I'd tried, but I went to Sweden instead."
Author: Lee Hazlewood
37. "Sweden was very nice. I did a lot of television. I wrote, directed and was in a lot of television there."
Author: Lee Hazlewood
38. "So I had nothing to distract me from my books and their other worlds that swallowed me whole, from Narnia to the Wisconsin woods, from a small town in Sweden to the red earth of Prince Edward Island. Nothing and no one interested me as much as my books."
Author: Luisa Weiss
39. "Sweden is a small country, and a Swedish writer can barely make a living as an author. We were able to quit our jobs as journalists only after we had been translated into, among others, German."
Author: Maj Sjowall
40. "We had a poster of the Davis Cup in 1986. It was in Prague, the Czech Republic against Sweden, and we went to watch, so I got the poster. You couldn't get all the posters. You were lucky if you got one."
Author: Martina Hingis
41. "It's all trotters in Sweden, so that's what's always caught my eye."
Author: Mats Sundin
42. "In Sweden, only exceptional actresses get major film parts."
Author: Maud Adams
43. "If the right job came along, absolutely with bells on I would work in Sweden."
Author: MyAnna Buring
44. "France is the country with the highest taxes in Europe along with Sweden...something of which I am not proud."
Author: Nicolas Sarkozy
45. "In Sweden everybody has this perfect surface. Everyone's very polite and controls their feelings."
Author: Noomi Rapace
46. "It goes way, way back when we were under Sweden's rule. We always think they are better than us. We played against them so often for so many years. Every country has one opponent they want to beat and for us, it's Sweden."
Author: Saku Koivu
47. "If you have to ask someone to change, to tell you they love you, to bring wine to dinner, to call you when they land, you can't afford to be with them. It's not worth the price, even though, just like the Tiffany catalog, no one tells you what the price is. You set it yourself, and if you're lucky it's reasonable. You have a sense of when you're about to go bankrupt. Your own sense of self-worth takes the wheel and says, Enough of this shit. Stop making excuses. No one's that busy at work. No one's allergic to whipped cream. There are too cell phones in Sweden. But most people don't get lucky. They get human. They get crushes. This means you irrationally mortgage what little logic you own to pay for this one thing. This relationship is an impulse buy, and you'll figure out if it's worth it later."
Author: Sloane Crosley
48. "Originally published in Sweden as Män Som Hatar Kvinnor by Norstedts, Stockholm, in 2005. Published with agreement of Norstedts Agency. Copyright © 2005 by Norstedts Agency. This translation originally published in Great Britain by MacLehose Press, an imprint of Quercus, London."
Author: Stieg Larsson
49. "Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?"
Author: Theodore Bikel
50. "And it wasn't until '84 when I was first asked to come to Sweden and do an album and concert tour."
Author: Wanda Jackson
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