Quotes by Danish authors

Danish FlagWelcome to Danish Quotes, the ultimate source for motivational and also thought-provoking quotes from Denmark's many prominent numbers. Right here you will find a collection of quotes from some of Denmark's most well-known writers, political leaders, and stars. Whether you're searching for a quote to influence you, to make you laugh, or to make you think, you'll find it below. So take a look around and locate the excellent quote to show your loved ones.
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Small: Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods
"Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods"
Georg Brandes, Critic
Small: Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it
Søren Kierkegaard
"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: Where words fail, tears can speak
H. C. Andersen
"Where words fail, tears can speak"
H. C. Andersen, Writer
Small: Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower
H. C. Andersen
"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower"
H. C. Andersen, Writer
Small: Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying mans struggle at his las
Søren Kierkegaard
"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruit
Søren Kierkegaard
"It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved
Søren Kierkegaard
"I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have free
Søren Kierkegaard
"How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God
H. C. Andersen
"Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God"
H. C. Andersen, Writer
Small: It seems incontrovertible to me that there is a global warming effect and that it is going to be serious, prob
"It seems incontrovertible to me that there is a global warming effect and that it is going to be serious, probably not in the amount of, say, six degrees warming, but it's likely that we'll get two to three degrees warming and that will be serious enough"
Bjorn Lomborg, Scientist
Small: Thats the great thing about entering a convent: There are things that you simply cant do, so you dont have to
"That's the great thing about entering a convent: There are things that you simply can't do, so you don't have to worry about them"
Lars von Trier, Director
Small: People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use
Søren Kierkegaard
"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo the more he can
Søren Kierkegaard
"The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo; the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays
Søren Kierkegaard
"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: Dont forget to love yourself
Søren Kierkegaard
"Don't forget to love yourself"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference
Søren Kierkegaard
"At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference"
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Small: My father, though, could run very much faster. It was impossible to compete with him on the grass. But it was
"My father, though, could run very much faster. It was impossible to compete with him on the grass. But it was astonishing how slow old people were. Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs"
Georg Brandes, Critic
Small: Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types
"Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types"
Georg Brandes, Critic
Small: It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow
"It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow"
Georg Brandes, Critic
Small: Being gifted needs courage
"Being gifted needs courage"
Georg Brandes, Critic
Small: The whole world is a series of miracles, but were so used to them we call them ordinary things
H. C. Andersen
"The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things"
H. C. Andersen, Writer
Small: When a business group tells us there is nothing wrong with the environment, naturally they may have good argum
"When a business group tells us there is nothing wrong with the environment, naturally they may have good arguments, but we are also sceptical, because we know that they have an interest in these things"
Bjorn Lomborg, Scientist
Small: A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didnt use tha
"A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph"
Bjorn Lomborg, Scientist
Small: We have to be aware that the scientific community throws up tons of different hypotheses and at a certain poin
"We have to be aware that the scientific community throws up tons of different hypotheses and at a certain point we'll find out who was right and who was wrong. But we have to go with the best information right now, which I would claim to be the IPCC reports"
Bjorn Lomborg, Scientist
Small: I think its great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society, we want to have people
"I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter. But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view"
Bjorn Lomborg, Scientist
Small: Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery, which the Danish market is not big enough
Arne Jacobsen
"Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery, which the Danish market is not big enough to justify. Or so they say. But show me a plastics manufacturer who dares to take on the experiment"
Arne Jacobsen, Architect
Small: But inspiration? - Thats when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and
Arne Jacobsen
"But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago"
Arne Jacobsen, Architect
Small: Almost every time I make a building, some people will condemn it straight to Hell
Arne Jacobsen
"Almost every time I make a building, some people will condemn it straight to Hell"
Arne Jacobsen, Architect
Small: When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has no
Arne Jacobsen
"When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that's all right"
Arne Jacobsen, Architect
Small: Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at t
Fredrik Bajer
"Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems"
Fredrik Bajer, Writer
Small: I would rather propose a bureau somewhat similar to that which we have in the Universal Postal Union
Fredrik Bajer
"I would rather propose a bureau somewhat similar to that which we have in the Universal Postal Union"
Fredrik Bajer, Writer
Small: Nevertheless, this type of propaganda has a special value, for it serves to convince those who sign the appeal
Fredrik Bajer
"Nevertheless, this type of propaganda has a special value, for it serves to convince those who sign the appeal, of the necessity for carrying on propaganda; so a corps of propagandists, if I may use the term, is thus trained"
Fredrik Bajer, Writer
Small: No, no, youre not thinking youre just being logical
Niels Bohr
"No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical"
Niels Bohr, Physicist
Small: How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress
Niels Bohr
"How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress"
Niels Bohr, Physicist
Small: Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
Niels Bohr
"Einstein, stop telling God what to do!"
Niels Bohr, Physicist
Small: We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightl
"We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightly different bits of dialogue and information, so that later on, we could cut the piece more easily and it would still feel complete, even though it was shorter"
Bille August, Director
Small: With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and th
"With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above, and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland"
Tycho Brahe, Scientist
Small: I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply b
"I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don't watch television myself. I'm into movies"
Bille August, Director
Small: When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed a new and unusual star, surp
"When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy. There had never before been any star in that place in the sky"
Tycho Brahe, Scientist
Small: Like any woman, I worry about my body
Helena Christensen
"Like any woman, I worry about my body"
Helena Christensen, Model
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