Halldór Laxness Quotes

Halldór Laxness Quotes: My opinion has always been this. That you ought never to give up as long as you live, even though they have stolen everything from you. If nothing else, you can always call the air you breath your own, or at any rate you can claim that you have it on loan. Yes, lass, last night I ate stolen bread and left my son among men who are going to use pick-handles on the authorities, so I thought I might as well look you up this morning.
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Halldór Laxness Quote: This was the first time that he has ever looked into the labyrinth of the human soul. He was very far from understanding what he saw. But what was of more value, he felt and suffered with her. In years that were yet to come, he relived this memory in song, in the most beautiful song this world has known. For the understanding of the soul's defencelessness, of the conflict between the two poles, is not the source of the greatest song. The source of the greatest song is sympathy.
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Quotes about Halldór Laxness: When a man has a flower in his life he builds a house.
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Quote about Halldór Laxness: Bjartur declared that he had never denied that there was much that was strange in nature.
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Halldór Laxness Sayings: Icelanders are grateful to meet foreigners who have heard of their country. And even more grateful to hear someone say it deserves better.
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