Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

Norwegian dramatist

Lived from: 1828-1906

Quotes: Henrik Ibsen

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    A forest bird never wants a cage.
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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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    Castles in the air - -they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build as well.
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    Don't use that foreign word ''ideals.'' We have that excellent native word ''lies.''
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    I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
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    In that second it dawned on me that I had been living here for eight years with a strange man and had borne him three children.
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    In your power, all the same. Subject to your will and your demands. No longer free! No! That's a thought I'll never endure! Never.
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    It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
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    It was then that I began to look into the seams of your doctrine. I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing raveled out. And then I understood that it was all machine-sewn.
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    Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not peace and happiness.
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    Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
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    Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
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    The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
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