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The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness. ...
by Georg Brandes

The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
- Georg Brandes

But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong
glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence,
whose votary I was destined to be for life -
namely,
Beauty.
- Georg Brandes

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits,
from frankness to reserve, from goodness,
uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
- Georg Brandes

I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small.
- Georg Brandes

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That a literature in our time is living is shown in
that way that it debates problems.
- Georg Brandes

Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly,
and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
- Georg Brandes

I was at home then in the world of figures,
but not in that of values.
- Georg Brandes


 

Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets
compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.
- Georg Brandes

I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself.
- Georg Brandes

It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more
difficult to please than my mother.
- Georg Brandes

But my doubt would not be overcome.
Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness
of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness.
For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes

He who does not understand a joke, he does not understand Danish.
- Georg Brandes

The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest.
It was impossible to have boxes enough of them.
- Georg Brandes

I was not afraid of what I did not like.
To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
- Georg Brandes

Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.
- Georg Brandes

I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time,
scarcely for an hour.
- Georg Brandes

Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those
surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
- Georg Brandes

I became an ardent, but never a specially good,
dancer.
- Georg Brandes

On the whole, the world was friendly.
It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
- Georg Brandes

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised
the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow,
and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
- Georg Brandes

I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent
me enjoying open-air life,
with plants and animals.
- Georg Brandes

The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was,
of course, the Headmaster.
- Georg Brandes

But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies
until I approached my nineteenth year.
- Georg Brandes

When I was a little boy I did not, of course,
trouble much about my appearance.
- Georg Brandes

I was not given to looking at life in a rosy light.
- Georg Brandes

Being gifted needs courage.
- Georg Brandes

School is a foretaste of life.
- Georg Brandes

I came into the world two months too soon,
I was in such a hurry.
- Georg Brandes

The stream of time sweeps away errors,
and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
- Georg Brandes

It was jolly in the country.
A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.
- Georg Brandes

My first experiences of academic friendship made me
smile in after years when I looked back on them.
But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown
so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
- Georg Brandes

My father, though, could run very much faster.
It was impossible to compete with him on the grass.
But it was astonishing how slow old people were.
Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.
- Georg Brandes

Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior,
I had good use in real life for more strength,
as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse,
but instead had myself to protect my brother,
two years my junior.
- Georg Brandes

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in
active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home,
and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home,
or with relatives of the people at home,
none of whom were known to anybody at school.
- Georg Brandes

Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish national
weakness is another beer.
- Clementine Paddleford

I have good genes.
My father is Danish and my mother is Irish and Native American.
They both have good skin.
- Virginia Madsen

My wife is Danish and we go to Denmark a couple of times a year.
- Ted Shackelford

I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised,
by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal
attack on the Danish embassy in Syria,
which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged,
by the Syrian regime.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery,
which the Danish market is not big enough to justify.
Or so they say.
But show me a plastics manufacturer who dares to take on the experiment.
- Arne Jacobsen

We have had such a letter movement on two occasions
in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated.
Such an achievement, however, demands a really great
effort and also a great deal of money.
- Fredrik Bajer

With millions of family wage manufacturing jobs lost since 2001,
we need an energy bill that takes bold action to tap
into American ingenuity in order to lead the world
in new clean energy technology,
rather than playing catch-up to the Japanese,
Danish, and Germans.
- Jay Inslee

I was so jazzed about sobering up
and starting a new life;
I had to stop at a bar
to get a drink just to calm down.
- the television series Glee

My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb,
and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the
label and bring something different to the label besides
the Hank Williams situation.
- Solomon Burke

I think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous
as government persecution...
the only way a government can be of service to national
prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
- Ayn Rand

I think the government has to reposition environment
on top of their national and international priorities.
- Brian Mulroney

Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah,
driving the primitive roads and cars of that day,
were real adventures.
- Paul D. Boyer

Married couples who work together to build and maintain
a business assume broad responsibilities.
Not only is their work important to our local and national economies,
but their success is central to the well-being of their families.
- Melissa Bean

Whether born from experience or inherent physiological
or cultural differences our gender and national origins
may and will make a difference in our judging.
- Sonia Sotomayor

Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public
Safety mobilized its Operations Center,
headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.
- Jane D. Hull

A wartime Minister of Information is compelled,
in the national interest, to such continuous acts of
duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig.
- Claud Cockburn

People in New York pay attention to national issues -
a huge percentage of people.
- Sydney Schanberg

We know over very national survival is at stake;
and we believe that we should support our troops,
yes, and work for an outcome that results in victory.
- J. D. Hayworth

The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know,
and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
- Slobodan Milosevic

I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank.
- Ethel Merman

Well, on the one hand the Turks have the legitimate
need to defend their national dignity -
and this includes being recognized as a part of the west and Europe.
- Orhan Pamuk

Therefore one should speak at the same time of national
citizenship and wider European citizenship.
- Jacques Delors

Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking,
fishing, hunting, camping, swimming,
horseback riding,
and canoeing.
- Ric Keller

For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security,
John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more
wobbly than any other national figure.
- Zell Miller

Louis Freeh said on national TV that actionable intelligence
could have allowed us to stop the hijackings.
- Curt Weldon

We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute,
truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
- John Howard

When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend.
Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in
college and on the national team.
- Brandi Chastain

Improving our national intelligence capabilities should
remain a top priority and a continual process.
- Blanche Lincoln

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons,
and talents as materials you can mine,
assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
- John Hersey

But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure
of national unity and patriotism.
- Thomas E. Mann

We'll never see national shows with 45 shares again.
- Drew Carey

We really believe our national interests are identical with European interests.
- Gerhard Schroder

The Sun in London ran a front page declaring my bum a national treasure.
I really did laugh at that.
Its not like it can actually do anything,
except wiggle.
- Kylie Minogue

The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal,
but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated.
- Aldrich Ames

I've known since I went to the national team when I
was very young that I was a different bird.
- Tiffeny Milbrett

This is a time for a national conversation.
A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people.
That document, of course, is the Constitution.
- Mike DeWine


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