Quotes by Finnish authors


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"There are many challenges, there are many obstacles; let us try to change the obstacles to advantages"
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"There are big issues, like the reform of the Security Council. These kinds of questions are something the President of the General Assembly must keep his eye on"
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"I recently reread an article of mine written in 1964, and I think it is still valid. There is not much difference. Many of the items on the agenda 37 years ago are still there"
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"I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new impetus to the work of the United Nations"
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"Discussion is just a tool. You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision"
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"In international or national crises, there are always questions of lack of confidence. You have to change the minds of the people in order to get results"
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"In Finland, we learned quite a lot from our own civil war. The wounds were visible when I was a boy, but my generation went into the Second World War and it united the Finnish nation, so I do not see any more wounds"
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"Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States"
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"Men and women have roles - their roles are different, but their rights are equal"
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"In every European nation, there have been problems in history when the society was too divided"
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"If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind"
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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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"I've always been a huge reggae fan"
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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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"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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