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SummaryHenrik Ibsen (born as Henrik Johan Ibsen in Skien, Norway, died in Christiania (Oslo), Norway) was a famous Poet from Norway, who lived between March 20, 1828 and May 23, 1906. He became 78 years old.
BiographyHenrik Ibsen was a Norwegian playwright and poet. He has had a major impact nationally and internationally and is believed to be the most performed playwright in the world, even more played than William Shakespeare. Ibsen is often referred to as the modern drama father. His most famous work is the Brand, Peer Gynt, The People's Enemy, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck and Rosmersholm. The epic-lyric poem Terje Vigen, with the subject from the difficult years before 1814 when the time rate of Denmark-Norway was at war with both England and Sweden, is one of the most beloved individual poems in Norwegian literature.
Ibsen has been described as one of the greatest dramatists in the European tradition. Richard Hornby describes him as "a deep poetic dramatist - the best since Shakespeare". He has inspired many artists, from George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde to James Joyce. Many critics regard him as the greatest playwright since Shakespeare.
Most of Ibsen's play takes place in Norway and Ibsen often take motifs from his native town of Skien. Ibsen's most famous plays were written during his 27 years long self-chosen exile in Germany and Italy.
Ibsen's works was published in the Danish publisher Gyldendal in the then joint Dano-Norwegian written language. Henrik Ibsen was the father of Prime Minister Sigurd Ibsen.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Henrik.
Related authors: William Shakespeare, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, James Huneker, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Ibsen
Famous quotes by Henrik Ibsen (31)
"The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society"
"I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!"
"You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth"
"The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society"
"People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it"
"A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth"
"These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow"
"The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time"
"One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it"
"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"
"Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse"
"It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians"
"What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!"
"The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority"
"The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - he first individualizes"
"One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth"
"Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth"
"Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt"
"Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""
"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 not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""
"Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too"
"A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm"