Quotes by Swedish authors

Swedish FlagSwedish literary works has a rich and also varied background, with numerous notable authors who have actually made significant payments to the world of literary works. While it is difficult to generalize regarding all Swedish authors, there are certain motifs and characteristics that are often associated with Swedish literary works.

A concentrate on social problems: Many Swedish writers have covered social as well as political issues, particularly those pertaining to class, sex, as well as identity. Swedish literary works is frequently characterized by its strong social principles, as well as many authors are recognized for their dedication to social justice as well as human rights.

A fascination with nature: Sweden's lovely and also rugged landscape has actually played a substantial duty in Swedish literature, with many writers attracting inspiration from the country's woodlands, lakes, and also hills.

A rate of interest in emotional realistic look: Swedish literature often explores the intricate inner lives of its personalities, and also numerous authors are recognized for their ability to create nuanced as well as realistic representations of human feelings and connections.

An innovative and experimental approach to literary works: Swedish literary works has a lengthy tradition of experimentation and also innovation, with several authors discovering new types and styles of creating.

A custom of literary quality: Swedish literature has a lengthy and also rich history, with numerous writers who have attained international praise and also acknowledgment. The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to several Swedish authors, including Selma Lagerlöf, Eyvind Johnson, and Harry Martinson.

Several of the most well-known Swedish authors consist of August Strindberg, Selma Lagerlöf, Astrid Lindgren, Stieg Larsson, and Henning Mankell, among several others. While these authors have their own distinct styles and also techniques to composing, they all share a deep link to Sweden's abundant social heritage and special identification.
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Small: Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen
Dag Hammarskjold
"Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy"
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
Small: Hope is natures veil for hiding truths nakedness
"Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness"
Alfred Nobel, Scientist
Small: The more we do, the more we can do the more busy we are, the more leisure we have
Dag Hammarskjold
"The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have"
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
Small: I hate this wretched willow soul of mine, patiently enduring, plaited or twisted by other hands
Karin Boye
"I hate this wretched willow soul of mine, patiently enduring, plaited or twisted by other hands"
Karin Boye, Poet
Small: I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is
Greta Thunberg
"I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is"
Greta Thunberg, Environmentalist
Small: The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside
Dag Hammarskjold
"The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside"
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
Small: If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer
Dag Hammarskjold
"If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer"
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
Small: To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance
"To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science"
Hannes Alfven, Scientist
Small: Our idea is to serve everybody, including people with little money
"Our idea is to serve everybody, including people with little money"
Ingvar Kamprad, Businessman
Small: It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity
Dag Hammarskjold
"It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity"
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
Small: God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives
Dag Hammarskjold
"God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason"
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
Small: A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone ent
Dag Hammarskjold
"A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility"
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
Small: We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline
"We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect"
Hannes Alfven, Scientist
Small: I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin
"I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs"
Hannes Alfven, Scientist
Small: We have to learn again that science without contact with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to go co
"We have to learn again that science without contact with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to go completely astray into imaginary conjecture"
Hannes Alfven, Scientist
Small: There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time.
"There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago"
Hannes Alfven, Scientist
Small: For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the chu
"For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine"
Emanuel Swedenborg, Scientist
Small: I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives
"I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives in the body; and many will say that it is all fancy, others that I relate such things in order to gain credence, and others will make other objections"
Emanuel Swedenborg, Scientist
Small: That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual
"That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death"
Emanuel Swedenborg, Scientist
Small: I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are una
"I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord"
Emanuel Swedenborg, Scientist
Small: True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense
"True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense"
Emanuel Swedenborg, Scientist
Small: Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it
Greta Garbo
"Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it"
Greta Garbo, Actress
Small: If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single
Greta Garbo
"If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single"
Greta Garbo, Actress
Small: I never said, I want to be alone. I only said, I want to be left alone. There is all the difference
Greta Garbo
"I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference"
Greta Garbo, Actress
Small: The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and inter
Alva Myrdal
"The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange, provided we are willing"
Alva Myrdal, Diplomat
Small: Now, finally has the elevator arrived. The stairs was about to become a personal inferno
"Now, finally has the elevator arrived. The stairs was about to become a personal inferno"
Anders Zorn, Artist
Small: Not so cold, some snow fell. I went inside the log cabin and said goodbye to Mother, she was so alike grandmot
"Not so cold, some snow fell. I went inside the log cabin and said goodbye to Mother, she was so alike grandmother, just younger"
Anders Zorn, Artist
Small: The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion
Alva Myrdal
"The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion"
Alva Myrdal, Diplomat
Small: The investigations which have seemingly been the most purely abstract have often formed the foundation of the
"The investigations which have seemingly been the most purely abstract have often formed the foundation of the most important changes or improvements in the conditions of human life"
Theodor Svedberg, Scientist
Small: My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them
"My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them"
Lasse Hallstrom, Director
Small: I think in 1991, when Jimmy got to the semifinals, it was just incredible all of the people coming out
"I think in 1991, when Jimmy got to the semifinals, it was just incredible all of the people coming out"
Stefan Edberg, Athlete
Small: I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I
"I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again"
Stellan Skarsgard, Actor
Small: The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract
"The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract"
Ellen Key, Writer
Small: That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all
"That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all"
August Strindberg, Dramatist
Small: It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldnt keep our family together. You never get it back, bu
"It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!"
Agnetha Faltskog, Musician
Small: No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly universal Le
Hjalmar Branting
"No nation is so great as to be able to afford, in the long run, to remain outside an increasingly universal League of Nations"
Hjalmar Branting, Statesman
Small: Skype is for any individual who has a broadband Internet connection
"Skype is for any individual who has a broadband Internet connection"
Niklas Zennstrom, Scientist
Small: Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democ
"Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development"
Anna Lindh, Politician
Small: Happiness is good health and a bad memory
Ingrid Bergman
"Happiness is good health and a bad memory"
Ingrid Bergman, Actress
Small: The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace
Dag Hammarskjold
"The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned"
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
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