Karl Ove Knausgard Quotes
You can write a radical Norwegian or a conservative Norwegian. And when I changed to a conservative Norwegian, I gained this distance or objectivity in the language. The gap released something in me, and in the writing, which made it possible for the protagonist to think thoughts I had never myself thought.
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When I was younger, there was a sort of stigma attached to my stamina. My dad took me swimming one day and I just was no good at it, so my dad said, 'Your stamina's bad.'
The sea always offers up incredible stories of survivors' fortitude. Myths of a lot of countries have variations on that.
I had a passport where I wrote 'artist' under 'occupation' and I remember thinking, 'That's it, it's proved!'
Tyrone, I think they're taking to festivals. I don't know which festivals it will be at. It's like a buddy picture. It's a couple of guys driving across the country and they get to a small town and they hit a guy. The guy turns out to be a drug smuggler.
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I'm just a simple guy. I love being at my house with my family, I love playing dominos and card games and hunting and fishing. That's just what I like to do.
Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
Our manifesto, whatever it will be called, will come from the people who are really in charge of this country, and that's the American people.
When I was put in a situation where I'm going there, you have to look at the team and the possibility that hey, we can probably do some good things over there.
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The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.
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