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Quotations by author » Henrik Ibsen
Major Norwegian playwright of the late 19th century, 1828-1906
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A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
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A forest bird never wants a cage.
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A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth
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A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
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A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
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A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed
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Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your ''emancipation'.' You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields / discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been held impregnable and unassailable. But all this has only been a matter of intellect, Miss West / superficial acquisition. It has not passed into your blood.
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Always do that, wild duck. Stick at the bottom. Deep as they can get. . . . And so they never come up again.
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As you can see, I'm a button-moulder. / You must go into my casting ladle.
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BELLING: And what, if I may ask, is your destiny? GREGERS: To be the thirteenth at table.
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But, merciful God! People don't do such things!
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Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
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Deprive the average human being of his life-lie, and you rob him of his happiness
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Do not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."
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Each bird must sing with his own throat
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editing quote.
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Emperor? You old fake! / You're no Emperor. You're just an onion. / Now then, little Peer, I'm going to peel you.
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Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt
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I can see him. With vine leaves in his hair.
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I don't wish you anything but just what you are - my own sweet little song-bird.
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