Quotes by Norwegian authors


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"Do what you do best, and you will succeed"
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"If you all ways work hard, you will get in return for it some day"
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"We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South"
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"Listen to your users and the application will succeed"
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"The system cannot always adapt to the user, the user also has to renew himself"
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"Life does not consist of words. Life is reality"
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"Adventure is just bad planning"
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"I'm 16 now, I was 15 when it happened... and the encryption code wasn't in fact written by me, but written by the German member. There seems to be a bit of confusion about that part"
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"I don't have the identity of any of them. I only had the nicks that they used on Internet Relay Chat"
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"We knew that they would probably go after someone"
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"Well, the biggest Norwegian newspaper regarded this as an arrest, since they hadn't told us that they were coming and they brought me in. So the biggest Norwegian newspaper looked upon that as an arrest"
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"When I decided to stay in Iraq, I decided to take the fear out of my body and put it into a freezer"
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"If I leave, reality will devour me. Then they will all really be dead"
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"As the only woman, I was able to sit with the officers in front, with a glass of vodka in one hand and a cucumber in the other. That's how I went to my first war"
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"Our assistance in Somalia has been remarkably effective and successful, and we have helped with very small resources - a large group of people and we can now do even more"
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"In a world full of competing emergencies and disasters, it really helps if there is an international locomotive that can help us bring attention - help us bring resources"
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"I have been working, as emergency relief coordinator, on an international scale, very hard to build a wider alliance of partners in assistance efforts"
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"It is only the Somalis themselves - and I don't hide that fact when I meet the political leaders here - they themselves have to stop their old practices of fighting each other every time they have a problem. They have to learn how to do peaceful conflict resolution"
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"Although we have do not have adequate access to all parts of Darfur we do fortunately have humanitarian personnel, including staff from my own office, in each of the three provincial capitals of Darfur"
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"We have received credible reports that show a clear and consistent pattern: entire villages are looted, burned down and sometimes bombed. Large numbers of civilians have been killed and scores of women and children have been abducted, raped and tortured"
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"Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately"
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"I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do"
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"I think now, we in the international community are belatedly wanting to show our solidarity with the Somali peoples and also do our best to help them move to better times"
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"Finally, I also come in recognition of the great work that has been undertaken by the NGOs and UN agencies that have been active for many years here, especially through the local staff and international staff here in Somaliland and in Somalia at large"
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"We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population"
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"We need better coordination on the international side, just as they need better and more effective efforts on the Somali side. We have too many reconstruction and development assistance plans"
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"We estimate that humanitarian agencies have access to about 350,000 vulnerable people in Darfur - only about one third of the estimated total population in need"
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"We are also assisting the refugees who have fled across the border to Chad. As many of them have been subject to attacks by militia crossing from Sudan, UNHCR is mounting a major logistical operation to establish camps and transfer refugees away from the border zone"
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"No amount of humanitarian assistance can protect people from being attacked"
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