Sweden Quotes

Sweden Quotes by Bernie Sanders, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Christian de Duve, Gloria Steinem, Zara Larsson, Lee Hazlewood and many others.

I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.
Children born of married parents in America face a higher risk of seeing them break up than children born of unmarried parents in Sweden.
In Sweden, both parents take care of the children.
My dream is to have a bed of my own in Los Angeles and one in Sweden.
I tell ya, I could have got some more jobs if I’d tried, but I went to Sweden instead.
So many times after a catastrophe like 9/11, Estonia in Sweden, the Holocaust or whatever, we are so fond of lifting up the hero examples, but actually 99 percent of survivors have done something that they feel very guilty about.
In Sweden, we’ve moved away from the notion that mothers have some magical, special bond with children.
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.
You may talk about Sweden, you may talk about Rome,
but Rockville Center‘s Floyd Patterson’s home.
A lot of people said that Floyd couldn’t fight,
but you should have seen him on the comeback night.
Often, my liberal Canadian brethren will claim that ‘Canada doesn’t get involved in foreign affairs or wars overseas. We turn the other cheek.’ No. Canada doesn’t have the military might to exercise any option other than to remain uninvolved. They aren’t turning the other cheek. They’re pulling a Sweden.
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.
Sportsmanship is definitely an important thing in all sports. In soccer, we all respect each other on such a high level, between Sweden and Brazil and Japan or whatever team it is.
I’m from Sweden so I don’t enjoy winter at all; there’s nothing cute about it.
Once I got into punk rock, I started mail-ordering albums, because a lot of the record stores in my area didn’t carry the punk bands from England or Sweden or Chicago or Los Angeles
I said it before we arrived in Athens, that we wanted to prove to the world that our bronze medal in Sweden was not a fluke, and we have achieved this.
Gianluca Basile
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.
When I went to Sweden, I sort of found out who I was.
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.
Everyone in Sweden has great hair and teeth and is clean-cut and organised.
America’s health care system is second only to Japan, Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, well … all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky starts we don’t live in Paraguay!
As a kid growing up in Sweden loving American music, I always dreamt of migrating here and working with brilliant artists like Donald Glover.
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.
I feel that Orphei DrГ¤ngar are among Sweden’s foremost ambassadors. It’s always a delight to hear the drГ¤ngar, both abroad and at home.
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.
I grew up all over the world, including countries such as Sweden, Norway, U.S.A., and Kuwait.
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 have had much to learn from Sweden’s poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.
We have a huge immigration population in Sweden, but when I was younger, I grew up in a small town and, at one point, I was the only foreigner in my class. I really felt different, and I thought I looked different. Sometimes it was a good thing, sometimes I felt insecure.
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.
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.
How can I know who’s PM or in government in Sweden? It’s been 40 years since I moved abroad! Oh!
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.
It’s what I do my entire life when I’m not doing music. If I’m in a hotel room in Sweden, or on a plane to Vancouver, I’m watching football. I’ll try to talk about other stuff, too, but football is a lifestyle.
I loved statistics from a young age. And I studied very much in Sweden. I used to be in the upper quarter of all courses I attended. But in St. John‘s, I was in the lower quarter. And the fact was that Indian students studied harder than we did in Sweden. They read the textbook twice, or three times or four times.
We do not even see the sun for several months in the north of Sweden.
Alexander Ahndoril
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.
While much attention was focused on Germany during the 2015 refugee crisis, in which more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa entered the continent at the behest of Angela Merkel, the country that admitted the most migrants per capita was Sweden.
Where I am from in Sweden was on the beach, so I love the sound of the water hitting the dock.
I’ve seen quite a bit of the world, but I really like Sweden and feel like I could live there some day.
It was important that we kept moving the puck and moving forward as a team. It is good that we practiced today. The rivalry we have against Sweden is very intense. We have had some very physical games against Sweden and we are looking forward to them. We know what to expect.
Caroline Ouellette
Sweden is not a green paradise, it has one of the biggest carbon footprints.
In Sweden for example people with PhDs have lower mortality than those with a masters degree. And people with a masters degree or a professional degree are not poor.
If the right job came along, absolutely with bells on I would work in Sweden.
Im obsessed with vinyasa flow yoga and Pilates. And since I live in Sweden, and we have good seafood, I tend to cook a lot of fish, preferably with oven-roasted veggies and a cauliflower mash.
Frida Gustavsson
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.
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.
Sweden was very nice. I did a lot of television. I wrote, directed and was in a lot of television there.
I could hear the icy winds of Sweden, but he didn’t seem to feel the chill.
We don’t have paparazzi following you in Sweden.
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.
When I was growing up in the United States and Sweden, I never thought about becoming a politician.
It was a huge move for me to leave Sweden, because I was really happy there. It was a club we thought we could carry on developing and try to win the league with. And my family were really settled.
I speak Swedish, it’s my first language. Of course, growing up with Latin American parents from Argentina, I also have some other influences from other cultures. But Sweden is where I feel the most at home.
Remember one thing – that Sweden is performing better than the rest of Europe.
I didn’t really watchDallas,’ 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.
To see my statue unveiled alongside Borje Salming, the player I grew up idolizing in Sweden, will be very special for both my family and me.
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.’
I was born into an upper-middle class family in a village in the South of Sweden in April 1899. It was a large family with seven children, a large house, and a home which was very hospitable and open to friends and relatives.
Bertil Ohlin
I will never be able to go back to Sweden without knowing inside myself that I’d done all a man could do to save as many Jews as possible
Raoul Wallenberg
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.
If I am in Sweden, I try to get home to be with my children. I can do work after that from home.
Canada was for me very much Sweden, you know? Very much open people, that they read books, they go see films. I felt at home in Canada. And also, you speak French.
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.
Dignity is like a perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it.
In Sweden, there’s a lot of talk of gender equality. That discussion isn’t as prevalent in the U.S. I feel that successful American women are tougher than Swedish women – they create their space.
Me and a lot of my team-mates still think and speak about the World Cup in 1994, when Sweden finished third.
Give me snuff, whiskey, and Swedes, and I will build a railroad to hell.
I’m tall in Sweden, but I’m huge in Hollywood.
I own a home in Sweden, I rent in both Los Angeles and in Britain, and I’m constantly travelling.
I wanted to be the best football player in the world. That was my dream. Except in Sweden it’s not accepted.
John Guidetti
We know that the abilities of European Union member states are not infinite. As such, it makes little sense for us to criticize each other.All of us accepted Sweden’s decision to introduce border controls too. And that is a country that was for decades the most open to immigration.
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.
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.
And it wasn’t until ’84 when I was first asked to come to Sweden and do an album and concert tour.
In Ethiopia, where I was born, all the cooks are women. When I grew up in Sweden, my mom and my grandmother did predominantly all the cooking. Then I changed to restaurant kitchens, where all of a sudden there were just more men than women, and I always thought that was weird.
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.
The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted. Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden.
There is a degree of confidence exhibited towards strangers in Sweden, especially in hotels, at post-stations, and on board the inland steamers, which tells well for the general honesty of the people.
Sweden is famous for many things – but not fashion.
Stefan Persson
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.
When America installs a minimum income, it’s going to be doing it in a very different historical context than Switzerland or Sweden or Germany, or any other country might do it. And we’re doing it in a context where it has the potential, I think, for much better consequences than in those other countries.
I very often get that question: ‘What is your real profession?’ That’s because in Sweden, it is ‘not allowed‘ to have more than one profession – there’s something suspicious about it! But nowadays it’s more accepted that one can do a lot of things.
Ours is the most wasteful nation on Earth. We waste more energy than we import. With about the same standard of living, we use twice as much energy per person as do other countries like Germany, Japan, and Sweden.
Actually, the reason I look like this is because my father was from Sweden and my mother was Elton John.
I went to school with my good friend will.i.am and he used to make fun of me when I rapped, but in Sweden, I was the best rapper.
Places like Belgium and the south of France, Sweden and Copenhagen are really alive. They really love rock ‘n’ roll, they really respond.
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!
People in Sweden are very conscious of what people are saying about you.
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.
In the nineties, it was all women being blonde and from Sweden. But now it’s changed: it’s all men looking like Ellen DeGeneres.
The northern part of Sweden is considered more isolated, not so sociable, not so educated, more unemployment, very working-class, and people drink more than rest of Sweden; that’s the kind of area I’m from.
Spending time in Sweden on loan was one of the best things I ever did.
In Sweden everybody has this perfect surface. Everyone’s very polite and controls their feelings.
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.
Over the last fifteen years, every single person the U.S. has tried to extradite from Sweden has been extradited, and they refuse to provide a guarantee [that won’t happen].
I still remember going to a smart restaurant in Los Angeles, and the maitre d’ knew my name and showed me straight to a table even though we hadn’t booked. I get stopped for autographs by people from Sweden on the tops of mountains.
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.
Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation’s support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?
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.
There’s something I love about how stark the contrast is between January and June in Sweden. In a way, I feel that time doesn’t exist in LA. Sometimes I don’t know if it’s February or April or October, because you’re always sitting outside on the same patio, and it’s 70 degrees.
Tennis legend Bjorn Borg appeared in a Swedish TV ad urging Swedes to have more sex to solve the country’s falling birth rate. America can help. This is a perfect opportunity to name Jesse Jackson ambassador to Sweden.
I moved to L.A. in 2007 from Sweden.
I consider myself ‘local‘ in Sweden.
No disrespect to Sweden: I didn’t think of them as the comedy universe.
There are certain fixed rules that one observes for one’s own comfort. For instance, never be flippantly rude to any inoffensive grey-bearded stranger that you may meet in pine forests or hotel smoking-rooms on the Continent. It always turns out to be the King of Sweden.
It goes way, way back when we were under Sweden’s rule. We always think they are better than us. We played against them so often for so many years. Every country has one opponent they want to beat and for us, it’s Sweden.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite American traditions. I quickly picked it up when I moved to the U.S. from Sweden.
Gerry Dow – he’s like a fourth member. He lives in Sweden; his art work is more important than… it’s just as important as the music and the stage show.
France is the country with the highest taxes in Europe along with Sweden… something of which I am not proud.
I do consider myself a Norwegian writer, or a Scandinavian writer, as my family tree reaches into both Denmark and Sweden. I don’t think about it, of course, when I am writing.
Sweden is a small country and, well, our family‘s pretty prominent in that world, I guess. And I really didn’t like the sound of just being ‘the fourth acting Skarsgard.
We don’t do ‘dating‘ in Sweden.
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.
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.
People of the United States have to really consider whether they want to be an empire. Sweden is not worried about terrorism. New Zealand is not worried about terrorism. Holland is not worried about terrorism. Why not be a modest little country without all of these enormous ambitions?
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 don’t know why you’re talking about Sweden. They’re the neutral one. They don’t have an army.
You don’t take food home from restaurants in Sweden.
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.
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.
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.
If Francoise Sagan hadn’t written a book called A Chateau in Sweden, I would certainly write a short story called A Chateau in Puerto Rico. And I may yet.
I was born in Sweden, and in Sweden we are known for the piracy services.
We have a history of great producersABBA and Max Martin – we have proof of people being successful from Sweden.
Contemporary nations such as Sweden, Norway, and Finland, where women are half of the national legislatures, have more caring policies, less violence, and more environmentally sustainable policies. These are connections we must pay attention to if we are to build a better future for us all.
Let’s see in those indictments you can’t level at Sweden, they never tried to ban the constitution or undermine the settlement that they wanted. Well you can’t say that of Canada. Any indication of revolt on the part of Quebec was either bought off, with a good deal of corruption.
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 don’t think there’s any country that has equal pay, not even Sweden or Iceland.
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.
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.
I am still the same person doing the same science. Why are people so impressed when some academy in Sweden gives an award?
I’d say that Holland, Sweden, and Denmark are all better countries politically than the United States. The average person is far better off in one of those countries than he is in the United States and poverty of the sort that we have is absolutely unknown in Northern Europe.
In Europe and Sweden, we see boobs on TV, and it’s not a big deal. Everyone has them; everyone has seen them.
My first year with Gothenburg was the most carefree because I was playing on a middle-of-the-table team in Sweden. It was a lot less of the global attention.
Private schools cannot be the answer to nation’s needs. Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway are leading examples where government schools are world acclaimed.
Filesharing in Sweden can’t get you into prison, so there’s nothing criminal about helping people to fileshare.
Sweden rejected fluoridation in the 1970s, and in this excellent book these three scientists have confirmed the wisdom of that decision. Our children have not suffered greater tooth decay, as World Health Organization figures attest, and in turn our citizens have not borne the other hazards fluoride may cause
Football is much harder if you don’t have the ball.
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.
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.
If you are a writer and you are in Rome you will have a specific connection to it, then perhaps you will go to Sweden and you will have a different connection and it will be a very different experience.
I’m Swedish. Sweden is known for its melancholia.
When I was 12, we began hosting exchange students from Norway, Sweden, Japan and Spain. I soon realized there was a whole world out there. I was determined to spend my sophomore year in high school abroad. My school taught only Spanish, but I wanted to go to France, and I did.
In Sweden, you’re not supposed to think you are someone.
I was going to design sports cars, but my father came to my college to visit me. At the time he was making a picture in Sweden and he took me there with him. I got to see Ingmar Bergman‘s company and I thought, ‘Gee, filmmaking is a lot more fun than sports cars,’ so I decided to follow him and go into acting.
When I came to America from Sweden, Mother and I, we went to Chicago where our relatives lived.
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.
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.
The entertainment lobby has bullied Sweden around.
I’ve always loved to perform in front of people, but it became pretty serious when I participated in ‘Sweden’s Got Talent.’ I thought it would be a fun thing to do, and I was just like, ‘OK, why not?’ And Mom was like, ‘OK, sure, sure, do this!’ So I did, and I won it!
Well, when I was really young and we lived in Sweden, the only films that were around at that point were… We had this collection of these super-8 highlight reels that they used to sell; like, they sold these super-8 reels that only had the best parts from a movie. So early on that’s what I was seeing.
Everybody in Sweden knows MMA now. It’s mainstream.
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.
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.
I was wondering, do we get the best of Swedish music or just the best of Swedish music that speaks English? Sweden has a population of nine million. And with all these acts coming out it just seems like very ripe for musical success. I don’t know how they do it.
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.
I grew up in a very bohemian environment in southern Sweden, so I was always, always, always in black jeans.
People in different cultures think very differently about abortion. Abortion is not seen as a moral problem for example in Sweden or Russia, but it is seen as a difficult moral problem in China and in the USA.
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.
Many people, especially in the U.S., see countries like Sweden or Norway or Finland as role models – we have such a clean energy sector, and so on. That may be true, but we are not role models.
The Spanish and the American audiences are lunatics. They are very passionate and, like the Irish, they don’t have as many inhibitions. If you are playing somewhere like Austria or Sweden, it takes them a little while to come out of themselves.
In Sweden everybody has this perfect surface. Everyones very polite and controls their feelings.
I’m from Sweden, so I don’t enjoy winter at all; there’s nothing cute about it.
I emigrated to the U.S. on February 3, 1983, when I was 19 years old. I joined Steeler right away and recorded the album the following month. I’d been playing in bands in Sweden since the age of 11, but ‘Steeler’ was my first album.
America has about three times as many abortions as they have in Norway, or Sweden, or Nordic countries, and they don’t have any laws at all about abortion, but they care for women and infant children, which is a major cause for abortion.
I am an immigrant in a sense. What happened was that my father was stationed in New York when my mother became pregnant, and she said, “I’ve got to go to Sweden so this child can be born there, because you don’t have any idea where you’re going to be transferred next.”
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.
I actually got signed when I was 14 with Sony Sweden. Things didn’t really work out with that, but I’m glad I had the opportunity to be exposed to the industry at a young age.
My parents would make the journey across the border to Norway to buy butter and flour, staples that were cheaper there than in Sweden.