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Vi er alle kjende med sitat frå berømte personar på vårt eige språk og frå vår eigen kultur – men kor mange kjenner vi frå andre stader og på andre språk? Her er nokre som seier litt om visdommen, sanningane (eller halvsanningane!), kreativiteten og humoren – og somme tider den reine kynismen – som ligg i mange kulturar og språk, og du får vite kvar sitata stammar frå. Har du ein favoritt? Fint om du vil bidra med nokre av dine eigne!

Famous quotes

Vi er alle kjende med sitat frå berømte personar på vårt eige språk og frå vår eigen kultur – men kor mange kjenner vi frå andre stader og på andre språk? Her er nokre som seier litt om visdommen, sanningane (eller halvsanningane!), kreativiteten og humoren – og somme tider den reine kynismen – som ligg i mange kulturar og språk, og du får vite kvar sitata stammar frå. Har du ein favoritt? Fint om du vil bidra med nokre av dine eigne!
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98

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.

By Geoffrey Willans, English writer and journalist


79

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

By Oscar Wilde
In his book "The Picture of Dorian Gray".


106

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.

By attributed to John Lennon
Although the quote that is often attributed to John Lennon, it was actually first used in 1957 in an issue of Reader’s Digest by a man named Allen Saunders.


93

I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.

By Queen Elizabeth II


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I have nothing to declare but my genius!  

By Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was not known for his modesty! This is, reputedly, Wilde's response to an offical who asked him if he had anything to declare at a customs control in New York in 1882.


100

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible.

By Audrey Hepburn, actress and humanitarian


99

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

By Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-British philosopher


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My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.  

By Oscar Wilde
Said by Oscar Wilde who near the end of his life was debt-ridden and ill and his shabby accommodation in Paris did not meet with his aesthetic standards.


105

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

By Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist


104

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

By Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt