Quotes by Icelandic authors


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"People that complete other people's vision are understated"
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"People are always asking me about eskimos, but there are no eskimos in Iceland"
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"I'm not going to talk like I know about politics, because I'm a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson for people who aren't normally interested in politics"
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"I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family"
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"I get obsessed by little nerdy things in my corner that no one else is interested in"
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"If nothing else, I have money"
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"I love England. It's no coincidence it's the first place I moved to for a more cosmopolitan life, which is the only thing Iceland lacks"
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"I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer"
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"Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper"
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"Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead"
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"There's no map to human behaviour"
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"The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy"
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"Now that rock is turning 50, it's become classical in itself. It's interesting to see that development"
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"I'd done three solo albums in a row, and that's quite narcissistic"
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"I would like to teach music. It's weird the way they teach music in schools like Julliard these days"
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"Maybe I'll be a feminist in my old age"
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"It's funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get rid of the conservatives, but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end"
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"I'm a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl"
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"For a person as obsessed with music as I am, I always hear a song in the back of my head, all the time, and that usually is my own tune. I've done that all my life"
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"Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged in by male energy"
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"There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I've played up to that a bit in interviews"
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"I sometimes fall into the trap of doing what I think I should be doing rather than what I want to be doing"
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"I get embarrassed listening to my last CDs. I've got a lot of work to do, let's put it that way"
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"I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time"
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"I am one of the most idiosyncratic people around"
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"The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs"
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"It's incredible how nature sets females up to take care of people, and yet it is tricky for them to take care of themselves"
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"I'm a bit of a nerd, I wouldn't mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles"
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"I am a grateful... grapefruit"