We have collected the best Sweden Quotes by famous authors including Otto Wallach, Peter Sunde, Greg Poehler, Isabella Lovin, Bill Maris and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
May the work for the further development of chemical science, which has its strongest roots in this beautiful, strong and hard-working country of Sweden, continue to flourish in the future, for the promotion of culture and the benefit of mankind.
In Sweden I am considered the Finnish-Norwegian, in Norway Finnish-Swedish, and in Finland Swedish-Norwegian. I’ve never really belonged anywhere.
I was a lawyer for 12 years in New York and Sweden.
Sweden’s development is based on the equal rights of men and women. We know that investments in gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights pay off.
There are a number of start-ups in Europe that are able to reach beyond their own country. Take Spotify – Spotify just in Sweden isn’t that interesting compared to Spotify all over the world.
My father is from Bosnia, and my mother is from Croatia, but I was born in Sweden.
Let’s just say, I went to Sweden for a reason, to make music.
When you talk in terms of electricity, renewable is very important. Hydro in Manitoba. Hydro in Sweden. Wind in Denmark. Of course, those are very important.
Growing up in Sweden, musical education is something really special. There are music schools everywhere, and the education is very advanced.
My husband and I have been married for 15 years. He is a priest in the Church of Sweden. I have a faith, but it’s not so formal. We made our peace with that.
Scandinavia was awash with Maoism in the ’70s. Sweden had Maoist groups with a combined membership and periphery of several thousand members, but it was Norway where Maoism became a genuine popular force and hegemonic in the culture.
In Sweden everybody has this perfect surface. Everyone’s very polite and controls their feelings.
Sweden usually don’t play good against the poor teams. We like being the underdogs.
The north of Sweden is very socialist and poor. They feel left out and despise Stockholm in many ways because Stockholm has become new liberals and much more Americanized.
England and Denmark have a sense of irony and a darker sense of humour that you don’t necessarily find in Germany and Sweden.
If we heard that somebody starved to death in Sweden or Switzerland, we would be shocked.
P. J. O’Rourke
Long before the migrant crisis, Sweden had codified its form of humanitarianism into the country’s domestic and foreign-policy framework.
In Sweden, they broadcast the American shows in English with Swedish subtitles, whereas in many European countries they dub them. Watching those shows in English was big for me.
Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly based on semi-autobiographical experiences, so adapting novels was a very different experience.
The most difficult part of playing Christ was that I had to keep up the image around the clock. As soon as the picture finished, I returned home to Sweden and tried to find my old self. It took six months to get back to normal.
Max von Sydow
I was in Sweden for 10 days. They put me on the front page of the daily papers eight days in a row. I did nothing to warrant any of the attention. It was ridiculous.
In the RFK Center’s Speak Truth to Power program, we are working with schools across the United States and in countries like Italy, Cambodia and Sweden to turn every student into a defender.
When I went to Sweden, I sort of found out who I was.
In Sweden it’s not allowed to say good things about yourself.
Several countries – among them Austria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Israel and Sweden – ban or severely restrict the use of wild animals in circuses. In Brazil, a movement to ban wild animals from circuses started after hungry lions managed to grab and devour a small boy.
My father was this huge, influential intellectual in the ’60s and ’70s. He was one of the main players in the cultural discussion in Sweden, the editor of papers.
Children born of married parents in America face a higher risk of seeing them break up than children born of unmarried parents in Sweden.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
The communities and countries best at using energy to optimize a microclimate for human life are also the ones whose people have the longest average lifespans. Canada, Sweden, and Iceland – places with inhospitable winter weather – are frontrunners in sustaining human health and life.
I do have a ski lift named after me in Sweden… It’s an honour. I got to smash a bottle against the first pillar and say, ‘I name this chairlift James Blunt. God bless her and all who rides me.’
On the field, I got to play with some of the best players in the world, from Germany, Sweden, France – I can name five more countries.
Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.
Carl D. Anderson
My roles for Arsenal and Sweden are very different.
I’m from Sweden, where it’s winter, like, half the year. And it’s dark – we barely have any daylight.
I tell ya, I could have got some more jobs if I’d tried, but I went to Sweden instead.
Almost certainly, my ancestors had travelled by sea from Sweden to England in search of prosperity, and the evidence suggests they left Sweden around the ninth or 10th centuries.
You’re not really supposed to like ABBA in Sweden. It’s nerdy.
If the right job came along, absolutely with bells on I would work in Sweden.
Bernie Sanders is a socialist. I think Bernie Sanders is good candidate for president of Sweden. We don’t want to be Sweden. We want to be the United States of America.
There’s racism everywhere in the world; it’s not just Sweden, it’s everywhere, but other than that I had a pretty okay upbringing.
During the Cold War, the United States took its friends where it found them. If they were willing to cast their lot with us, from the Shah to Gen. Pinochet, we welcomed them. Democratic dissidents like Jawaharlal Nehru in India and Olof Palme in Sweden got the back of our hand.
There’s something I love about how stark the contrast is between January and June in Sweden.
What’s sometimes really overwhelming in Sweden is the uniformity. People kind of disappear by all looking the same and wearing the same clothes. There are a lot of great individuals, but it can become a very blank and bleak picture.
I don’t think I’m ever going to get to the point where people run across a freeway to take a picture of me. I really don’t see it getting to that level of hysteria unless I have an affair with the Queen of Sweden or something like that.
A couple of taxi drivers have asked me if we can survive financially as an independent nation. I say, how come we are more stupid than Denmark or Finland or Sweden? They’ve all got the same amount of people. Are we all going to down tools? Is everybody in Scotland going to stop working?
And it wasn’t until ’84 when I was first asked to come to Sweden and do an album and concert tour.
Sweden is definitely a physical team.
It’s a small city where I have a lot of time to think. The orchestra and I have had a chance to connect very well in this time. I think of all the millions of people in Los Angles. There aren’t that many millions of people in all of Sweden.
I have had much to learn from Sweden’s poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.
Everybody in Sweden knows MMA now. It’s mainstream.
I had a hard time when I came back to Sweden and started school, because I looked different. And we moved to a really small town on the west coast of Sweden, and there were no brown people around. It didn’t really get any better until I started music school at about 10 years old.
My dad played in Iceland and I think went over to Sweden for a couple of years.
The war broke out, and for a number of years I lived in darkness, with the memory of the lakes, the trees and the skies of Sweden, until I returned in 1946 to spend two unforgettable years in the laboratory of Hugo Theorell.
Christian de Duve
When we were in Sweden, there was a fan that hid in a bin. I think one of the security guards saw and tried to take her out, and she went a bit crazy and started tackling them.
I love playing small towns, but in Sweden, it’s sometimes a little bit weird, because all small towns are just so close to bigger cities that people are not as grateful when you show up as they are in Odessa, Texas.
Sweden is not a green paradise, it has one of the biggest carbon footprints.
Sweden is still a very peaceful country to live in. I think that people in Britain have created this mythology about Sweden, that it’s a perfect democratic society full of erotically charged girls.
Me and a lot of my team-mates still think and speak about the World Cup in 1994, when Sweden finished third.
My agent in Sweden used to send off interview tapes but I decided to take it upon myself and come to London to visit casting directors which is when things first started taking off for me. I love Sweden but the industry out here is quite small so when I was given the chance to go internationally I took it.
I was born in Poland I came to Sweden when I was eight and always wanted to act and suddenly ended up in a Bond movie which was for me at that time absolutely enormous.
I had a gig in Sweden. There were thousands of people there, and when I launched into ‘I’m Yours,’ they were all singing along. It was as if I was singing the Swedish national anthem. I was stunned.
France is the country with the highest taxes in Europe along with Sweden… something of which I am not proud.
I played as a 10 and, in Sweden, they let me take as many touches as I could. All of a sudden, I come to Arsenal and I have to play one and two touches – it was a little bit alien to me.
I’m from Sweden. We don’t wear clothes in Sweden.
I think one thing with Sweden is that in some way the Swedish society is a very good society, almost perfect on the surface. That is something that makes the writers forced to see what is underneath the surface, because it’s always something underneath the surface, of course.
Filesharing in Sweden can’t get you into prison, so there’s nothing criminal about helping people to fileshare.
I love Sweden. The entire world should be like Sweden. They all like to drink and get naked, and the women are hot. I can’t think of a better nation on the planet.
The system in Sweden is great because you get free healthcare and free education; someone who doesn’t have a lot of money can become a doctor or lawyer. There’s good paternity and maternity leave – the U.S. is probably the only civilised country in the world that doesn’t give parents anything.
My friends who are not from Sweden tell me that I’m more reserved or maybe more … I guess the opposite of what a Latin American would be. Maybe because Scandinavians are more careful with their words and I guess it takes a lot to become a friend of a Swede.
It was a big surprise when I started to get attention in Sweden, going from biochemistry studies to touring and living from music only. There were a couple of years while I went to university when I was OK with thinking of music as just a nice recreation.
We had all these famous writers in Sweden and from all over the world home at dinner. I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to be a highbrow writer as my father. He never, ever read anything like crime novels. He wrote biographies of Dante, James Joyce, August Strindberg and Joseph Conrad.
When I was brought up in Sweden, there was a great opportunity for young people to learn how to act in our municipal theaters with their small companies. You would be under contract for eight months and have the summer free to take other opportunities.
Max von Sydow
I’m the minority in my house sometimes. My wife is Swedish, and we go to Sweden and everyone is rattling off in Swedish. It’s like, ‘OK, I can just read a book.’
Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America.
When Sweden’s Jan-Ove Waldner travels to China to play table tennis, he is mobbed when he leaves his hotel as if he were a rock star walking around Manhattan or a soccer star walking around Europe.
We are quite sure the Pirate Bay is legal in Sweden.
Gothenburg is the Baltimore or Liverpool or Marseille of Sweden – plagued by the death of wharfs and other industries, and with complex segregation of the populace from southern Europe, which once brought in a labor force that suddenly found itself living in remote projects without jobs.
There are so many times there could have been a left turn instead of a right turn in all people’s lives. I think mine are pretty crystal clear, because of being adopted, being born in Ethiopia, being adopted to Sweden.
Norway is a small country, about half the size of Sweden, but it has a very good film climate because they have municipal cinemas, so even in the smallest towns you have a cinema that shows art house films from all over the world.
All of our colleges are free in Sweden, but this acting program is the second most expensive education for the government. It’s difficult to get in. There are around 1,500 applicants, and 10-12 applicants are accepted each year. I was accepted, and I studied there for five years.
The first World Cup I followed was Sweden 1958. I watched the games on TV. Brazil won that World Cup by defeating Sweden 5-2 in the Final and Pele scored twice.
I’ve seen quite a bit of the world, but I really like Sweden and feel like I could live there some day.
There is something of the freshness of mind, of the lightness of spirit in Linne which for centuries has been linked in people’s minds with the mountains of Sweden and Swedish joy in nature.
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
Migrants who set off for Europe don’t want to go to Bulgaria or Hungary. They want to go to Germany, Austria, or Sweden.
What you’ve got to do in any coaching job, whether it is moving to Sweden as a young man – where being English gave you a slight advantage – or something else, you’ve got to win the players’ respect.
I was born in Sweden, and in Sweden we are known for the piracy services.
The geographical location of Sweden and, therefore, short growing season meant that the range of produce is not as abundant like say France, Italy or Spain. This influenced the cooking culture and forced cooks to be creative with a handful of ingredients. It’s a very modern way of cooking.
The richness of America is that we are diverse. We’re not Sweden. We’re not Norway. We are a great American experiment. And as soon as we start trying to forget race or turn our back on race, number one, we don’t confront the real racial realities that still persist.
I came into this environment where there was so much love, so much positive energy. I never heard my parents say, ‘We have adopted kids.’ The minute my sister Linda and I landed in Sweden, we were their kids.
I wanted to be the best football player in the world. That was my dream. Except in Sweden it’s not accepted.
As a kid growing up in Sweden loving American music, I always dreamt of migrating here and working with brilliant artists like Donald Glover.
Every time I’m in Canada I feel more Swedish, and every time I’m in Sweden I feel more Canadian. I belong in both places and I love them both equally. It’s funny because the Swedes claim me as their Swedish pride and the Canadians call me their Canadian girl. I’ll take it all.
Here in Sweden and the Nordic countries, we have come a relatively long way when it comes to LGBTQI rights. But what we see as self-evident or at least would like to believe is self-evident – is unthinkable in other parts of the world.
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
I believe that religion should be totally separated from the state. That’s not the way it is today, not even in Sweden.
People in Sweden talk a lot about the weather – how much we hate it. But Finns get more depressed.
I’m a big fan of the first one, but one of the first horror films I ever saw on my own was ‘Halloween II.’ That was my first real experience of Halloween as a concept because in Sweden in the Eighties, we didn’t celebrate Halloween.
I think the power of Stieg Larsson’s stories is that he has the guts to show the hidden spots in the side of Sweden. That gave us a push to say that for the first time. That they can’t have with the American version.
I think, a lot of my career and my life before I went to Sweden, I felt like I was trying to be someone else.
I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease.
Sweden will always be my home, since my childhood there was like a fairytale, so I’ll always go back to it.
My parents would make the journey across the border to Norway to buy butter and flour, staples that were cheaper there than in Sweden.
Sweden is famous for many things – but not fashion.
We had a poster of the Davis Cup in 1986. It was in Prague, the Czech Republic against Sweden, and we went to watch, so I got the poster. You couldn’t get all the posters. You were lucky if you got one.
I remember there was days when I would do six, seven countries in a day, you’d just be flying around and I’d get up in the morning and not know what I was doing. In one day I’d fly to Belgium and then off to Sweden and then do a gig in Leeds, I literally didn’t know what I was doing from day to day.
I’m such a spiritual person and in Sweden it’s a bit taboo to be too open with your spirituality; they always think it’s a bit weird.
I come from a family of pacifists, so it’s not like I was going to join the war. Sweden is not like the States or England where you might get sent to Afghanistan next month.
It is a wonderful and unexpected honor to receive the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Receiving this prize with Joseph Stiglitz and George Akerlof, whose work I have learned from and admired, makes it even more gratifying.
In Sweden everybody is so calm and relaxed. I love it.
I’m tall in Sweden, but I’m huge in Hollywood.
Northern Sweden holds a special kind of magic. It’s cold, lonely, and the people are tough and silent, or so the stereotype says. This is Asa Larsson’s home turf and I find as much joy in reading her closely observed descriptions of the environment, as in following her intriguing plots.
When I was growing up in the United States and Sweden, I never thought about becoming a politician.
My first album after ‘American Idol’ I did with Desmond – we paid for it together, and we literally were together working on it every day for a year and half, just writing. We wrote in New York, Nashville, L.A., Sweden – we wrote with some other amazing songwriters like Diane Warren, too.
Morocco has a lot to do in terms of democracy. The daily practice of democracy evolves in time. Trying to apply a Western democratic system to a country of the Maghreb, the Middle East, or the Gulf would be a mistake. We are not Germany, Sweden or Spain.
Mohammed VI of Morocco
To be sure, political unions between European countries have often failed in the past, but usually only after relatively brief periods. Denmark and Iceland separated after 130 years; the unions between Spain and Portugal and between Sweden and Norway each lasted less than a century.
We learn to laugh from the cultures that suffered most – from the Russians, Poles, and Irish – not from Sweden or France (the French go for Jerry Lewis – enough said).
Russia has had very aggressive military exercises. They’ve practiced mock nuclear attacks on Warsaw. Russian bombers practiced attacking strategic military targets in Sweden. The military aggression gets everybody nervous.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Marriage is not common in Sweden.
I’ve only ever been recognised in the street once. In Sweden, strangely.
In Sweden, if a player has the ball, and you’re running across the line of vision, you would never call for the ball. In the United States, if you’re open, you’re screaming.
I didn’t really watch ‘Dallas,’ so I wasn’t as wowed by the idea of Patrick Duffy as Swedes were ’cause he’s, like, the most famous guy in all of Sweden.
It shouldn’t be the asylum seekers wondering which country they want go to. It should be Europe telling them where to be, be it Lithuania, Sweden, or wherever.
In Sweden, only exceptional actresses get major film parts.
The holidays are my favorite time of year! Christmas was always one of the biggest celebrations in Sweden, and I look forward to the festivities each year.