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I’ve been a member of the Swedish Green Party at the same time as the Swedish Socialist Party. Both are very progressive parties, though they’re not always in sync with their other European counterparts.
If my style is typically Swedish, I don’t know. But I never shouted in all my life at players and I never did it at my children.
I speak five languages: English, Swedish, French, Italian, and German.
Anybody that’s ever been to Israel and to Palestine knows that you can’t look at a person and tell if they’re Israeli or Palestinian. You can assume. But I’ve seen Palestinians who look Swedish, and I’ve seen Israelis who are black.
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.
I speak English with my dad and Swedish with my mom; it’s quite schizophrenic.
I would like to do ‘King Lear.’ But I would like to do it in Swedish.
Max von Sydow
For some reason, the only Swedish I know how to say is, ‘There is no toilet paper.’
I met a Swedish single mum called Annalise who is living in the wilderness. Her dilemma is finding enough wood to make a fire to keep warm.
If you want to start reading Swedish crime fiction, you have to start with Sjowall and Wahloo.
This worldwide spread of recognition is insane. I was brought up in a small country. If you made a Swedish film that just got into a film festival somewhere, that was like the biggest thing you could wish for.
If you were to ask me to speak Swedish or Dutch or German, I have no idea if I could pull that off!
I believe in the potential of all things possibly imagined that can be made into a reality. My uncle was a Swedish scientist, and in the 1970s, he would speak of computers controlling most things in the future and self-driving cars and wireless communication. All the things that we are living with now.
The Swedish style of songwriting is so mathematical.
It seems to me that the Swedish Academy of Science may be qualifying for the Nobel Peace Prize. It recognises no nationality; it discourages unworthy national feeling and prejudice.
Charles Glover Barkla
My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds. My father’s Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They’re both first-generation Americans.
I count myself fortunate to be able to contribute to this work; and the great interest which the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has shown in my work and the recognition that it has paid to my past successes, convince me that I am not on the wrong track.
Even things like Abba – I think it’s always got a dark, subversive element to it. You’ve got these four blonde Swedish people singing about their relationships breaking up while they’re all going out with each other.
I saw an advertisement to work for a Swedish institute in Karachi in Pakistan. I had just been offered a permanent assignment, teaching in Oulu. But I felt, ‘My God, I am not going to stay here forever.’ You know why? Because I was following international events.
Personally, I am a nationalist, but my race is my nation, and I see all true Europeans as my racial brethren and part of my nation, be them Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish, French, German, or English, Russian, Polish, or Belorussian, or whatever.
I always thought I did a good job with England. But people at the time didn’t think so. They had had enough of the Swedish guy only making the quarter-finals.
A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said, You’ve been awarded the Prize. I was quite sure it was a practical joke.
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.
I was at Leeds Carnegie, the ninth tier. And I was coaching students. There would have been hundreds of managers with more experience. So I had to go to the fourth tier of Swedish football, pretty much in the Arctic circle.
Yeah, I am Swedish and a nice person. There is nothing wrong with that.
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.
I’ve got a poem that’s in a lot of international anthologies called ‘After the Anonymous Swedish’ and I thought, ‘Well, I’m a Swede. I can make up a Swedish poem.’ It turned out pretty good.
There are some nights where I don’t get enough sleep, or we’re traveling a lot. And then I’ll go do a radio show, and the DJs are usually so energetic. And they’re like, ‘Why aren’t you excited?’ I say, ‘I am excited. I’m just Swedish. This is my excited. I can’t get to an American excitement level.’
My Swedish grandmother was the daughter of a dairy farmer who lived near Hedemora. My Swedish grandfather worked as a clerk for the Swedish railways in the Stockholm station.
The next film I’m making is a horror film, and I’m making it with A24. It’s a dark break-up movie that becomes a horror film, set in Sweden. That’s all I can really say now. It’s called ‘Midsommar.’ Everybody’s been spelling it wrong. It’s ‘midsummer’ in Swedish.
When I was sixteen years old, I was sentenced to two years in prison; the Swedish government changed it, so I could go to a boarding school as part of a social programme. I was in this boarding school with some of the richest kids in Sweden.
The last name is pronounced Jill-en-hall. It’s spelled with two l’s, two a’s. We have a song in my family; G-Y-Double L – EN – HAAL spells Gyllenhaal. It’s a Swedish name. It’s a family heirloom set to music.
If you travel to Germany, it’s still absolutely Germany. If you travel to Sweden, it still has a Swedish identity.
I miss the Swedish women on the first day of spring cause they all just blossom in the most incredible way.
There are a lot of potatoes in Swedish food. They love their potatoes in all forms, they even put potato puree on their hotdogs. You can order a hot dog that has the frankfurter in it, then you have mustard or ketchup, then potato puree and deep fried crunchy onions.
I was a Swedish guy who listened to Too Short.
When I try to relax, it’s more Swedish rock, softer music, and I go out and do fun stuff. I play guitar, but it doesn’t matter really what it is – just something that keeps you away from hockey.
I don’t feel Swedish. In fact, my father tells me to get out of here as soon as I can.
I think the Swedish Academy wished to manifest its solidarity with the living spirit of Greece today.
Less is more’ may be a cliche, but that doesn’t mean musicians often heed that advice. Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, who performs and records as The Tallest Man on Earth, follows it religiously.
I have a lot of Missoni tablecloths, but for breakfast, we use placemats – we call them ‘American-style.’ I have some in crazy patterns from the Swedish brand Svenskt Tenn. And I like plates from Grottaglie in Puglia, stained in wild colors.
My situation, and my opportunity, was the fourth tier in Swedish football and a place that nobody really wanted to go to. Of course it’s turned out well for me.
Swedish taxes are high, and we don’t get as much as we used to for them. And our schools aren’t so good.
Actually I liked that ‘Let the Right One In,’ that Swedish vampire movie.
I’m into a lot of music, definitely a lot of rap. ‘Dedication 4′, the Lil’ Wayne album. Actually, I’ve been getting into some Swedish house music; the beat just keeps me going a little bit.
The Swedish government needs to understand that relations in the Middle East are more complicated than a piece of furniture from IKEA that you assemble at home.
All cheaters shop for Swedish discount furniture.
I love getting baths and going to the Korean spas and getting pummeled and scrubbed, and its so hot in the sauna you can’t even stand it. I have to do things in a pretty extreme way to calm down. So a Swedish massage is not going to do it! I need to know that they’re in there with their thumbs and moving stuff around.
I like to say that I do covers of my own songs. And I have about a dozen bands all over the world. That’s no exaggeration. I have a South African band, an Australian band, Swedish bands, English bands, American bands. They’re all notable musicians, too.
There’s a recent film, the Swedish movie ‘Force Majeure.’ I just thought it was brilliant.
I was always attracted by the European way of life, but I am deeply Swedish.
I’ve always been an outsider everywhere I go – I don’t fit in with the Swedish rap community or the American rap community. But who cares?
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
The Swedish Christmas is definitely unique, even throughout Scandinavia. Like Christmas everywhere, it’s a very family-centered holiday.
Contemporary Swedish artists that chose Swedish as their language tended to sing about certain topics and use words I wanted to avoid.
It’s not lost on me that I’m a Swedish guy from one of the coldest countries in the world.
When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that I would ever visit it, never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation.
My Mother is Swedish and my Father is Scottish, he played for Charlton in the 1960’s and was in the Army, he captained the British forces team. We then moved to S.A. because a lot of players did that at the time.
I was on a Swedish soap opera when I was 10.
I would say that the majority of the people I work with are Swedish, very unknown producers and writers but so talented.
I would say that during my lifetime, one of the worst political scandals in Sweden was absolutely what happened surrounding the affair of the submarines in Swedish waters in 1982, where there were supposed to be Russian submarines close to Stockholm. And the military of Sweden never got one up.
I live in New York, but I am always delighted to come to Europe because I am European and grew up here until I was 20. I am not only Italian, I am partly Swedish. When my parents divorced, I was three years old and went to live in Paris… when I am offered a film in Europe, I come with great enthusiasm!
Swedish winters are not for the faint of heart.
Scandinavian crime fiction has become a great success all across the world and rightfully so. Sjowall and Wahloo ushered in a whole generation of Swedish crime writers, many of whom are now available in English.
My favorite country that I have visited would have to be Sweden. I’m such a sucker for the Swedish culture, and I learned Swedish in college, so I like to try and navigate my way around.
Every year Swedish society produces a new generation of threatened women who can testify to the lack of legal rights and the lukewarm interest shown by the police and other authorities.
Whenever I travel anywhere, I’m constantly asked if I’m Swedish. It’s the burden of most Norwegians. The Swedes have just got a better publicity agent, I think.
One of the big things for me that’s been exciting is seeing the Asian-American community coming out, because I’m Filipino and Swedish and Irish.
I feel like I’m both, half Australian and half Swedish. I’ve been in Sweden most of my life but my dad’s Australian. I eat Vegemite on my toast and all of that.
The Swedish Academy of Sciences has seen fit, by awarding the Nobel Prize, to honour the method of producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen.
An Australian girl size 12 and a Swedish girl size 12 are completely different, just because of the way they’re formed. It’s becoming this worldwide movement because people are getting it. We all have two different parents; we’re not supposed to look the same. It’s ridiculous.
Sweden is a small country, and a Swedish writer can barely make a living as an author. We were able to quit our jobs as journalists only after we had been translated into, among others, German.
The Swedish winters and summers hold the most enduring memories for me. Now, when I am back in Stockholm in November, it is difficult to imagine being able to ski to school. I think that is a tragedy.
I have both Swedish and Iranian cultures ingrained in me, so that’s always there. Plus my love of the U.S. began early on. But growing up in Sweden as one of the few people of color around was not easy by any means.
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.’