Quotes by Finnish authors


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"We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them. That is my political philosophy"
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"We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded way of reaching political decisions"
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"The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted. Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden"
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"Peace enforcement is a much more difficult kind of operation than peacekeeping"
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"My opinion on who's wrong or who's right has nothing to do with the fact that we have to bring together people who are against each other, to transform antagonism into cooperation"
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"If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth, that you know nothing but the truth and that is final, you will get nothing"
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"I think I can regard myself as a political decision-maker"
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"Without accepting the other person's thinking, you cannot further your own interest. You need the other's help to get results"
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"When the problems in Northern Ireland started, it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism, because the Catholic church was the only church at that time-it was a nationalist conflict"
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"In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men. We do not regard ourselves according to sex"
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"I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems"
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"Yeah I'm still writing. I've got about 14 tracks now. But we've been on tour so we haven't had time to get back to a rehearsal place"
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"Women are always beautiful"
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"We're trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath"
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"Music's always been really cathartic. It's the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song"
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"Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it"
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"It's the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more"
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"I haven't travelled that much before so this is the first time I get to see the big cities of Europe. I've never even been to US"
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"The guys in Kiss use some make up too so at first it was exiting. I've almost stopped using make-up nowadays"
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"It's like that with what sort of ideas people outside of the band have of HIM. They all see it through a different lens as well which is beautiful. Hopefully, it makes it an endless topic of conversation"
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"I'm a huge fan of James Dean, that got me started. Nowadays I smoke four packs in a day"
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"Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion"
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"Well, for us, it's always better not to have too many expectations and to just go with the flow because then it's always a big plus no matter what happens"
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"Unfortunately we just toured the East and West coasts so we didn't run into any rednecks"
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"Some genres I'm not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention"
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"So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don't think all those things shut each other out"
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"Los Angeles and New York are the big centers of the music industry worldwide so of course it can be hard for newcomers who don't know what to expect from the music business"
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"I love Johnny Cash but I don't love country music that much"
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"Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame"
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"I've always been a huge reggae fan"
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