Henrik Ibsen (Writer)

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To crave for happiness in this world is simply to be possessed by a spirit of revolt. What right have we to happiness? .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about happiness
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I am half inclined to think we are all ghosts, Mr. Manders. It is not only what we have inherited from our fathers and mothers that exists again in us, but all sorts of old dead ideas and all kinds of old dead beliefs and things of that kind. They are not actually alive in us; but there they are dormant, all the same, and we can never be rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper and read it, I fancy I see ghosts creeping between the lines. There must be ghosts all over the world. They must be as countless as the grains of the sands, it seems to me. And we are so miserably afraid of the light, all of us. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about belief
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A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about community
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The majority never has right on its side. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about right
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You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about truth
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Sagen er den, ser I, at den st .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about age
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Always do that, wild ducks do. They shoot to the bottom as deep as they can get, sir — and bite themselves fast in the tangle and seaweed — and all the devil's own mess that grows down there. And they never come up again. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about evil
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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. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about marriage
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Forget that foreign word "ideals." We have that good old native word: "lies." .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about lies
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Tar De livsl .

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Oh courage...oh yes! If only one had that...Then life might be livable, in spite of everything. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about life
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Our common lust for life. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about life
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Back he'll come...With vine leaves in his hair. Flushed and confident. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about wit
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Everything I touch seems destined to turn into something mean and farcical. .

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When we dead awaken. ... We see that we have never lived. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about live
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The younger generation will come knocking at my door. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about you
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A forest bird never wants a cage. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about age
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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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People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about time
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Variant translation: Neither moral concepts nor art forms can expect to live forever. How much are we obliged to hold on to? Who can guarantee that 2 plus 2 dont add up to 5 on Jupiter? .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about art
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I thank God that in the bath of Pain He purged my love. What strong compulsion drew Me on I knew not, till I saw in you The treasure I had blindly sought in vain. I praise Him, who our love has lifted thus To noble rank by sorrow, — licensed us To a triumphal progress, bade us sweep Thro fen and forest to our castle-keep, A noble pair, astride on Pegasus!Falk, Act III .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about love
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I feel myself like Gods lost prodigal; I left Him for the worlds delusive charms. With mild reproof He wooed me to his arms; And when I come, He lights the vaulted hall, Prepares a banquet for the son restored, And makes His noblest creature my reward. From this time forth Ill never leave that Light, — But stand its armed defender in the fight; Nothing shall part us, and our life shall prove A song of glory to triumphant love!Falk, Act III .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about love
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Tho Doubts beleaguering forces hem us in, Yet Truth upon the Serpents head shall trample. The cause of Love shall win —Falk, Act III .

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I go to scale the Futures possibilities! Farewell! God bless thee, bride of my lifes dawn, Whereer I be, to nobler deed thoult wake me.Falk, in a statement rich with ironies. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about life
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Ikke tusend ord sig prenter, som én gernings spor.A thousand words cant make the mark a single deed will leave. Manden, Act II .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about words
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Om jeg hamrer eller hamres, ligefuldt så skal der jamres!Whether I pound or am being pounded, all the same there will be moaning! Peer Gynt, declaring that no matter what he does, it is not what people want, Act I, Scene I .

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Ja, tænke det; ønske det; ville det med; men gjøre det! Nej, det skjønner jeg ikke!To think it, wish it, even want it — but do it! No, that I cannot understand. Peer Gynt, after he sees a boy cut off his finger to avoid serving in the army, Act III, Scene I .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about men
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Im afraid for all those wholl have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. You are very fond, sir, of talking about the consideration we owe to the community; it seems to me, however, that the community has its duties too. 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!Aune, Act II .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about science
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Look into any mans heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.Bernick, Act III .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about art
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There can be no freedom or beauty about a home life that depends on borrowing and debt.Torvald Helmer, Act I .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about life
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Rank.Certainly. However wretched I may feel, I want to prolong the agony as long as possible.Act I .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about want
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I dont know whether you find also in your part of the world that there are certain people who go zealously snuffing about to smell out moral corruption, and, as soon as they have found some, put the person concerned into some lucrative position where they can keep their eye on him. Healthy natures are left out in the cold.Dr. Rank, Act I .

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Whats to become of the morally sound? Left out in the cold, I suppose. We must heal the sick.Dr. Rank, Act I .

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Many a man can save himself if he admits hes done wrong and takes his punishment.Torvald Helmer, Act I .

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Jeg har en sånn umåtelig lyst til å si: død og pine.Ive the most extraordinary longing to say Bloody Hell! Nora Helmer, Act I .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about hell
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There is a big black hat and it makes you invisible. Have you heard of that hat? You put it on and then no one can see you.Dr. Rank, Act III, speaking of death .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about death
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The black, cold, icy water. Down and down, without end — if it would only end.Nora Helmer, Act III .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about water
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But our homes been nothing but a playpen. Ive been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papas doll-child. And in turn the children have been my dolls. I thought it fun when you played with me, just as they thought it fun when I played with them. Thats been our marriage, Torvald.Nora Helmer, Act III Variant translation: Our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I was papas doll-child; and here the children have been my dolls. I thought it great fun when you played with me, just as they thought it great fun when I played with them. That is what our marriage has been, Torvald. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about marriage
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Variant translation: Our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I was papas doll-child; and here the children have been my dolls. I thought it great fun when you played with me, just as they thought it great fun when I played with them. That is what our marriage has been, Torvald. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about marriage
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If Im ever to reach any understanding of myself and the things around me, I must learn to stand alone. Thats why I cant stay here with you any longer.Nora Helmer, Act III .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about understanding
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I have other duties equally sacredDuties to myself.Nora Helmer, Act III Variant translation: I have another duty equally sacredMy duty to myself. .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about self
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To crave for happiness in this world is simply to be possessed by a spirit of revolt. What right have we to happiness?Manders, Act I .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about happiness
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I am half inclined to think we are all ghosts, Mr. Manders. It is not only what we have inherited from our fathers and mothers that exists again in us, but all sorts of old dead ideas and all kinds of old dead beliefs and things of that kind. They are not actually alive in us; but there they are dormant, all the same, and we can never be rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper and read it, I fancy I see ghosts creeping between the lines. There must be ghosts all over the world. They must be as countless as the grains of the sands, it seems to me. And we are so miserably afraid of the light, all of us.Mrs. Alving, Act II .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about belief
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There is one thing I esteem higher than that; and that is for a man to be self-reliant and sure of himself.Hovstad, Act II .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about self
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I have already told you that what I want to speak about is the great discovery I have made lately - the discovery that all the sources of our moral life are poisoned and that the whole fabric of our civic community is founded on the pestiferous soil of falsehood.Dr. Stockmann, Act IV .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about life
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The common people are nothing more than the raw material of which a People is made.Dr. Stockmann, Act IV .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about people
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You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.Dr. Stockmann, Act V Robert Farquharson translation .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about truth
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Sagen er den, ser I, at den stærkeste mand i verden, det er han, som står mest alene.You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. Dr. Stockmann, Act V .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about world
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Always do that, wild ducks do. They shoot to the bottom as deep as they can get, sir — and bite themselves fast in the tangle and seaweed — and all the devils own mess that grows down there. And they never come up again.Ekdal, Act II .

Henrik Ibsen Quotes about evil
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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; theres no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, its an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.Hjalmar, Act IV .

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