Quotes by: Halldor Laxness

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Halldór Laxness
Born (1902-04-23)23 April 1902
Reykjavík, Iceland
Died 8 February 1998(1998-02-08) (aged 95)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature
1955
Spouses Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir (m. 1930–40)[1]
Auður Sveinsdóttir (m. 1945–98)

It is a matter of simple fact that Icelanders have always been notoriously indolent.
Halldor Laxness
My thoughts fly to the old Icelandic storytellers who created our classics, whose personalities were so bound up with the masses that their names, unlike their lives' work, have not been preserved for posterity.
Halldor Laxness
From the very first, my countrymen have followed my literary career, now criticizing, now praising my work, but hardly ever letting a single word be buried in indifference.
Halldor Laxness
I spent my entire childhood in an environment in which the mighty of the earth had no place outside story books and dreams.
Halldor Laxness
Love of, and respect for, the humble routine of everyday life and its creatures was the only moral commandment which carried conviction when I was a child.
Halldor Laxness
The world is a song, but we do not know whether it is a good song because we have nothing to compare it with.
Halldor Laxness
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