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[On Denmark:] ... that little country of cottage cheese and courage ...
They have a word in Finnish called sisu, which basically means guts. It's the strongest word in the Finnish language. You tell a Finn he doesn't have sisu, that's like spitting in his face.
Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas.
I've done so much travelling in the past few years, and when you travel, you realise that we do actually have a cool, clean look in Scandinavia - it's not just Denmark - which I think brings peace if you have it in your home.
Greenland is a wonderful country.
It [discovering Finnish] was like discovering a wine-cellar filled with bottles of amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me.
People in Finland have also adopted me because of my dad, and that's great, but it's the one language I can't speak.
beautiful country with spectacular views. As
I had an interest in Scandinavian countries because I'd never seen snow.
Norway is a small country, about half the size of Sweden, but it has a very good film climate because they have municipal cinemas, so even in the smallest towns you have a cinema that shows art house films from all over the world.
In Finland, where 80 percent of workers belong to unions, all employees enjoy at least 30 days paid vacation, and the gap between the rich and poor is far more equitable than in the United States.
With my mother, I moved from one household to another before settling in the eastern part of Finland, in the city of Kuopio.
I think Sweden is known for people being a bit more quiet than other cultures, and I guess it's a mixture: shyness and leaving room for other people to talk. Of course, when people get drunk, all of that disappears.
Michigan, with its delicious American name. How lucky one must be to live there.
Siberia is a state of mind.
Denmark's a prison.
The countryside they
You're NOT Norway!!! You'll never BE Norway!!! And BECAUSE of your not being Norway, you will be CRUELLY and UNFORGIVINGLY PUNISHED!!!
The reason why Nokia has been built in Finland is simply because Finland was very far behind in terms of infrastructure, so it was relatively easy to implement new technology.
I thought of a great way to celebrate my Finnish heritage at home. I'm going to look into opening a chain of strip clubs, and I'll call them Lapland!!!
UK - that was Britain.
I was always attracted by the European way of life, but I am deeply Swedish.
Wales! Where the men are men and the sheep are scared!
Ireland. Great for the spirit - very bad for the body.
No two nations differ more from each other than the Russians and Finlanders. The former are as active, acute and sensible, as the latter are slow, heavy and stupid.
I'm quite fond of Switzerland. I love Switzerland.
The United States ranks 14th in the world in education. Even if we subtract Sarah Palin's test scores, it only bumps us to third. Damn you, Finland!
I love Denmark. But it is a very safe place, and it is easy to let the state look after everything for you.
Homeland of patience, land of the Russian people.
Ireland?" "Small wet place across the Irish Sea," Barry offered kindly. "Where they drink a lot?" Lisa said faintly. "And they never stop talking. That's the place.
I was born in Sweden, and in Sweden we are known for the piracy services.
The Finn is the most watery person in Europe ... Here people take baths that last three or four hours and steep their bodies in water right down to their most secret selves.
I'm from Sweden. We don't wear clothes in Sweden.
I lived in Norway and Texas when I was a kid.
I'm amazed to find those countries are in Europe.
When my father was born, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. When I was born, it was Lithuania. When I left, it was Hungary. It is difficult to say where I come from.
I am so 100 percent Swedish ... Someone has said a Swede is like a bottle of ketchup - nothing and nothing and then all at once - splat. I think I'm a little like that.
The country is an archipelago of lakes,
the lake-country of New England.
The Finnish way of dealing with Russia, whatever the situation, is that we will be very decisive to show what we don't like, where the red line is.
I'm in Stockholm in my office. I just got here after seeing my eighth child on an ultrasound, so I'm in a good mood. It's beautiful: an energetic little skeleton.
France: As a professional journalist, I like the idea of a society where it is considered an acceptable occupation to basically sit around and drink.
I feel pride in being a Greenlander.
My Invented Country; it resembles a heart-shaped paradise.
In the end, for congenial sympathy, for poetry, for work, for original feeling and expression, for perfect companionship with one's friends
give me the country.
Germany, the diseased world's bathhouse.
Where the hell is Australia anyway?
I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself.
The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning - in common with their male counterparts - are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full.
I speak Swedish, it's my first language. Of course, growing up with Latin American parents from Argentina, I also have some other influences from other cultures. But Sweden is where I feel the most at home.
We can't fire our way to Finland.
Croatia is an amazing place.
Orlaith asks as we return to the tree. Germany. You know they have sausages in vending machines there?
England, where nobody ever says what they mean: and by denying feeling, kill it off stone-cold at the roots ...
You can stand at the edge of the meadow and look across to Sweden!
The countries who do the best in international comparisons, whether it's Finland or Japan, Denmark or Singapore, do well because they have professional teachers who are respected, and they also have family and community which support learning.
I used to live in Canada. It's a beautiful country with a lot of different kind of topographic regions.
The country that consistently ranks among the highest in educational achievement is Finland. A rich country, but education is free. Germany, education is free. France, education is free.
Denmark (also called Norway) is best known as the original home of the prune Danish as well as the Vikings, who wore hats with horns sticking out of them, and for a very good reason: they were insane.
And a Finnish woman, who made my bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove
Sweden is a great country. What is not so great is that we have a society that, in a way, says it's great if you don't look right, if you don't look left, if you just look straight forward.
Ireland is also quite nice. So is Amsterdam.
I'm Switzerland; neutral as can be, and also with great chocolate.
I really like Iceland. One of the nicest things about it is that I hardly ever had to reach for my credit card. There's practically nothing there to go shopping for.
Peru, Peru. My heart's lighthouse.
My wife is Danish and we go to Denmark a couple of times a year.
I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems.
In what country is there a place for people like me?
I just got back from Switzerland, which I've never been to. I went to Switzerland and Amsterdam.
Italy. It may be full of beautiful pictures and churches, but we cannot judge a country by anything but its
[On Italy:] ... the country where kindness to strangers is a religion, you can't turn your head without seeing something beautiful, and you can't get a bad meal if you try.
my country is the world
America, the plum blossoms are falling.
In Sweden, self-sufficiency and autonomy is all; [interpersonal] debt of any kind, be it emotional, a favor, or cash, is to be avoided at all cost. The Swedes don't even like to owe a round of drinks.
Nobody respects a country with a poor army, but everybody respects a country with a good army. I raise my toast to the Finnish army
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What I love most about Norway is you ladies. Back home I'm used to fat and hairy women journalists.
A government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation funds filmmaking there, and I wrote several screenplays but never got any money. They were sent back to me, and they said that they were too commercial for them.
What's sometimes really overwhelming in Sweden is the uniformity. People kind of disappear by all looking the same and wearing the same clothes. There are a lot of great individuals, but it can become a very blank and bleak picture.
England that little gray island in the clouds where governments don't fall overnight and children don't sell themselves in the street and my money is safe.
Right now I would rank Norway as the largest country in the world, I have never seen anything like it
Where are you from?" I started with what I thought was an easy question.
"Everywhere," he grumbled.
"Everywhere?" I stared into the blackness of the espresso. "I don't think I've been there.
Did you ever go to a place ... I think it was called Norway?" "No," said Arthur, "no, I didn't." "Pity," said Slartibartfast, "that was one of mine. Won an award, you know. Lovely crinkly edges. I was most upset to hear of its destruction.
Ireland, Ireland. That cloud in the west, that coming storm.
I love the Swedish people for their detective novels, their archipelago, their sense of humor, their carbonated vodka, and most especially, for their wonderful hospitality.
Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism,
It is spruce and pine and hemlock country, deerfly and punkie and blackfly country, wool and four-wheel-drive country, loon and osprey and raven country. My kind of country.
Spain, the country for castles in the air!" I
There is no country but the heart.
We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded way of reaching political decisions.
Northern Sweden holds a special kind of magic. It's cold, lonely, and the people are tough and silent, or so the stereotype says. This is Asa Larsson's home turf and I find as much joy in reading her closely observed descriptions of the environment, as in following her intriguing plots.
England and Denmark have a sense of irony and a darker sense of humour that you don't necessarily find in Germany and Sweden.
It's so mysterious, the land of tears.
Every time some [developer] says, 'Nobody will go to the trouble of doing that,' there's some kid in Finland who will go to the trouble.
I found there a country with thirty-two religions and only one sauce.
Russia! Russia ... Everything in you is open, desolate and level; your squat towns barely protrude in the midst of the plains like dots, like counters; there is nothing to tempt or enchant the onlooker's gaze. But what is this inscrutable, mysterious force that draws me to you?
I live a bit outside of Stockholm and I almost never go into town. I can live anywhere, I think.
I've got two places I like to be. Portugal is one.
Where will that be?' 'Either Greenland or Iceland.' 'How shall we know which is which?' 'If it's green, it'll be Iceland. If it's icy it'll be Greenland.
People in Iceland are complete chickens in the cold. You think, "Oh, you must not be cold because you're from Iceland," but we're never in the cold.