150 Best Quotes about Denmark

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Last Updated on: 9th August 2021, 11:03 pm

…Denmark should be a green and sustainable society with a visionary climate and energy policy…The answer to these challenges lies in the way we produce and consume energy and in our ability to adapt our society to climate change. -Connie Hedegaard

(Shortly after Germany forced Denmark to sign a non-aggression pact in 1939) How nice. Now the Germans can sleep in peace, knowing that they will not be invaded by us. -Victor Borge

[On Denmark:] … that little country of cottage cheese and courage. -Bette Midler

A lot of people don’t know if Denmark is a country or a cheese. -Bassam Tibi

A lot of people who live in Denmark will understand Danish but not necessarily speak it. -Susanne Bier

After leaving school, I travelled around Europe for about six months. In Denmark, I thought that was my chance to get an amazing haircut, so I went to what I thought was a great hairdresser. It turned out to be the car wash of hairdressers, and I walked out sporting yet another pudding bowl, but this time with a stripe bleached down the centre. -Becki Newton

Alas, poor Yorick!” he said. “She heard mermaids, so it follows that there is something rotten in the state of Denmark. I have caught an everlasting cold, but luckily I am terribly dishonest. I cling to that. -Diana Wynne Jones

America ships tons of sugar cookies to Denmark and Denmark ships tons of sugar cookies to America. Wouldn’t it be more efficient just to swap recipes? -Michael Pollan

And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction. -Margrethe II of Denmark

As far as money goes, there’s a saying in Denmark: ‘Your last suit doesn’t have any pockets.’ You can’t take it with you. You can make all the money you want, but who cares? -Viggo Mortensen

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As Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, had said in Shakespeare’s immortal words, ‘I must be cruel only to be kind. -Pranab Mukherjee

At Euro ’92 itself, we bowed out to the eventual winners, Denmark, in our final group match. -Michel Patini

Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect. -James Broughton

Bernie Sanders did not wake up last night with this great idea that we should guarantee health care to all people as a right. Actually, it exists in every other major country on earth. You don’t know that, because the media has forgotten to tell you that. But it does exist. In Denmark, because of union negotiations, the minimum wage is about $20 an hour. In Germany, you go to college tuition-free. In Finland, they actually pay you to go to college. Now, you don’t know that in America because CBS forgot to tell you. But that is the reality. -Bernie Sanders

By the same right under which France took Flanders, Lorraine and Alsace, and will sooner or later take Belgium — by that same right Germany takes over Schleswig; it is the right of civilisation as against barbarism, of progress as against stability. -Friedrich Engels

Coffee, according to the women of Denmark, is to the body what the Word of the Lord is to the soul. -Isak Dinesen

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. -Dave Barry

Denmark and the UK are in agreement that our future prosperity depends on stimulating green growth, and getting off the oil hook. -Chris Huhne

Denmark has long been regarded as one of the world’s most attractive nations, for citizens and tourists alike. My own visits there, years ago as a student, were delightful. -Elliott Abrams

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Denmark is a country built on a commercial fleet. That’s basically what we have been doing. We’re just a small country of islands, and every family has a sailor. -Tobias Lindholm

Denmark is a country built on a commercial fleet. That’s basically what we have been doing. We’re just a small country of islands, and every family has a sailor. So, in many ways, my father was a sailor before I was born. -Tobias Lindholm

Denmark is a small nation of five million people, but our economy is completely dependent on our commercial fleet. Every family has some connection to it. -Tobias Lindholm

Denmark is a small place. We all know each other. -Mads Mikkelsen

Denmark is a small, homogenous nation of about 5.5 million people. The United States is a melting pot of more than 315 million people. No question about it, Denmark and the United States are very different countries. -Bernie Sanders

Denmark is charging a fat food tax on cheese, meat, and oil. Here, we call that the Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast. -Jay Leno

Denmark is like a big family of people. -Susanne Bier

Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special language. -Helena Christensen

Denmark is sadly a hellish place if you happen to be a pig, but the brioche and fruits that tower on the table before me have me hastily attaching a feedbag. -Steven Morrissey

Denmark is, of course is very much like Germany: in terms of culture, the same kind of thinking, etc. -Michala Petri

Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent. -Donella Meadows

During many a single week, I daresay, more money is spent in New York upon useless and evil things than would suffice to run the kingdom of Denmark for a year. -H. L. Mencken

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During many a single week, I daresay, more money is spent in New York upon useless and evil things than would suffice to run the kingdom of Denmark for a year.” -H. L. Mencken

England and Denmark have a sense of irony and a darker sense of humour that you don’t necessarily find in Germany and Sweden. -Mads Mikkelsen

English is, from my point of view as an Americanist, an ethnicity. And English literature should be studied in Comparative Literature. And American literature should be a discipline, certainly growing from England and France, Germany, Spain, Denmark, and the Native traditions, particularly because those helped form the American canon. Those are our backgrounds. And then we’d be doing it the way it ought to be done. And someday I hope that it will be. -Paula Gunn Allen

Even as I pursued a doctorate in the history of ideas in my native Denmark, I realized I had neither the encyclopedic training nor the passion for cool logic -not to mention the nerve -to follow in the footsteps of classical liberal philosophers and economists such as Robert Nozick, Friedrich Hayek, and Milton Friedman. -Anne Fortier

Everyone in Denmark has at least two or three sailors in their family; sea travel is part of the DNA of our nation, and because of that, I’d always wanted to tell a story aboard a ship. -Tobias Lindholm

Farewell, farewell,” said the swallow, with a heavy heart, as he left the warm countries, to fly back into Denmark. There he had a nest over the window of a house in which dwelt the writer of fairy tales. The swallow sang “Tweet, tweet,” and from his song came the whole story. -Hans Christian Andersen

For the longest time in Denmark I didn’t want to say what I was politically. I thought it was irrelevant. -Bjorn Lomborg

For young girls, whom I meet a lot when I travel around the country, it will be a big thing. It will really show them that there’s no post in Denmark that a girl can’t aspire to. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

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Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn’t occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice. -Maya Lin

He will be England captain one day. Jack Wilshere is a real leader. I saw how he spoke with the referee and the other players [against Denmark]. It is difficult to find someone so young with such a big personality. I remember two defenders, Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi, and one attacker, Raul, but for personality and confidence on the pitch he is the best young midfielder I have seen for his age. -Fabio Capello

Health care in Denmark is universal, free of charge and high quality. Everybody is covered as a right of citizenship. -Bernie Sanders

Here in Denmark, you can easily just be left alone. This is my ‘hood, and people leave me alone; it’s nice. -Lars Mikkelsen

How can the United States be competitive globally if higher education is unaffordable? Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Scotland and Sweden have no tuition for college. Other countries have low tuition. We need the best educated workforce in the world. Instead of spending endless amounts on the military, we need to invest in our young people. -Bernie Sanders

How nice. Now the Germans can sleep in peace, knowing that they will not be invaded by us. -Victor Borge

I am confident that those who believe in belief are wrong. That is, we no more need to preserve the myth of God in order to preserve a just and stable society than we needed to cling to the Gold Standard to keep our currency sound. It was a useful crutch, but we’ve outgrown it. Denmark, according to a recent study, is the sanest, healthiest, happiest, most crime-free nation in the world, and by and large the Danes simply ignore the God issue. We should certainly hope that those who believe in belief are wrong, because belief is waning fast, and the props are beginning to buckle. -Daniel Dennett

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I believe that adulterers should be stoned to death. I believe that we should cut the hands off of thieves. I believe the Sharia should be implemented in Denmark. Maybe we should change the Christiansborg Palace [the Danish Parliament building] to Muslimsborg to have the flag of Islam flying over the parliament in Denmark. I think this would be very nice. -Anjem Choudary

I can, of course, think what I want, just like everyone else. I simply have to refrain from saying everything I think. -Margrethe II of Denmark

I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden, and I also sang for the Soviet people, one of the finest musical audiences in the world. -Paul Robeson

I do consider myself a Norwegian writer, or a Scandinavian writer, as my family tree reaches into both Denmark and Sweden. I don’t think about it, of course, when I am writing. -Per Petterson

I feel like giving myself a pat on the back. We can create history tonight. We can bid goodbye to 10 years of (Liberal-Conservative) government which has ground to a halt, and get a new government and a new majority in Denmark. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

I find Maersk fascinating. It is the Coca-Cola of freight with none of the fame. Its parent company, A. P. Moller-Maersk, is Denmark’s largest company, its sales equal to 20 percent of Denmark’s GDP; its ships use more oil than the entire nation. -Rose George

I followed a guy to Denmark. I came home with a broken heart. -Elle King

I had an encyclopedia with a list of flags in the back, so I would look at all these flags of China and Liberia and England and Denmark and whatever, and I learned all the different flags and I tried to imagine what it would be like to be voyaging on some of these ships. -George R. R. Martin

I had an encyclopedia with a list of flags in the back, so I would look at all these flags of China and Liberia and England and Denmark and whatever, and I learned all the different flags, and I tried to imagine what it would be like to be voyaging on some of these ships. -George R. R. Martin

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I hope I will be able to paint as long as I live. -Margrethe II of Denmark

I hope people will remember me as one who did her best -and who wasn’t an anachronism. -Margrethe II of Denmark

I hope that all critical Muslims read the ruling in full, because it states very clearly what freedom of expression in Denmark is about. -Carsten Juste

I love Denmark. But it is a very safe place, and it is easy to let the state look after everything for you. -Agnes Obel

I mean, in the foreword to Impro in Denmark is by Søren Iversen, who I taught long ago, he was a Danish director, after he left. He said he’d read about [Eugeny] Vakhtangov. I’m a fan of his. When he heard that Vakhtangov had lots of tricks, he thought this was very bad. But when he came to be my student, he realised it was very good to have a lot of tricks. You saw some this morning. -Keith Johnstone

I played Tina Denmark in Ruthless the Musical when I was 9 at the Theatre on Broadway in Denver. -Annaleigh Ashford

I remember World Cups in 1982 and 1986 when we weren’t there and we’d support Belgium or Denmark, .. They had some players who played in Holland and they were a bit like the Dutch. -Simon Kuper

I saw Hamlet Prince of Denmark played; but now the old plays begin to disgust this refined age. -John Evelyn

I think if you were to sever the connection between arousal and shame, you might actually come up with something liberating and socially useful. It might be healthier for us, and lead to a situation such as they enjoy in Holland, Denmark, or Spain, where they have pornography all over the place -quite hardcore pornography -but they do not have anywhere the incidence of sex crimes. -Alan Moore

I think it would be unfortunate if people in Saudi Arabia or some parts of the world influenced what we speak about in Denmark. [But] it’s a fact of globalization, and we must consider it. -Flemming Rose

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I think something must happen to you when you get into eight grade. Like the Doug Swieteck’s Brother Gene switches on and you become a jerk.

I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people. -Bernie Sanders

I took a hasty trip to Germany, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and England to talk to the officials of each Government about their pension provisions, and to talk to the responsible ministers in each country about the political “whys” of their legislation. -Judy LaMarsh

I travel Europe every couple of weeks. I just came back from London, Holland and Denmark. Every nation on this planet has its issues with race, and I am not sure if everyone has figured out how to deal with it. -Montel Williams

I want my words to survive translation. I know when I write a book now I will have to go and spend three days being intensely interrogated by journalists in Denmark or wherever. That fact, I believe, informs the way I write -with those Danish journalists leaning over my shoulder. -Kazuo Ishiguro

I was born in New York but as a baby moved to Venezuela and Argentina. I’ve also lived in Denmark, where my father’s from. I’ve traveled a lot, and having that sort of background probably increased the chance that I was going to remain curious as an adult about people who are different. -Viggo Mortensen

I was deeply distressed that the cartoons were seen by many Muslims as an attempt by Denmark to mark and insult or behave disrespectfully towards Islam or Mohammed. -Anders Fogh Rasmussen

I was deeply distressed that the cartoons were seen by many Muslims as an attempt by Denmark to mark and insult or behave disrespectfully towards Islam or the Prophet Mohammed. -Anders Fogh Rasmussen

I was in Britain that year [1963] and some music publishing people in Denmark Street in London suggested me to the BBC. So I found myself in front of a British television show, which was a nice surprise. -Gordon Lightfoot

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I will remain on the throne until I fall off. -Margrethe II of Denmark

I would not say Denmark is a multicultural country, but more people live here now who have different roots, backgrounds and religions, more than 30 years ago. This also applies to religions. -Margrethe II of Denmark

I’d rather be voted ‘the sexiest man in Denmark’ than ‘the ugliest man in Denmark’. -Mads Mikkelsen

I’d rather be voted “the sexiest man in Denmark” than “the ugliest man in Denmark”. -Mads Mikkelsen

I’d say that Holland, Sweden, and Denmark are all better countries politically than the United States. The average person is far better off in one of those countries than he is in the United States and poverty of the sort that we have is absolutely unknown in Northern Europe. -Gore Vidal

I’ve always been extremely physical. I was a gymnast for 15 years, and then I was a dancer for nine, so I was kind of looking for these parts. But we have a tendency in Denmark not to do many action films. -Mads Mikkelsen

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. -Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

If Americans want to live the American dream, they should go to Denmark. -Richard G. Wilkinson

If you look at casualties, you find countries that had much higher loss rates per capita than the US. Denmark comes to mind, the United Kingdom, they have suffered heavy losses at various points, the Germans as well. -David Petraeus

In Denmark lots of people come up to me for autographs. -Caroline Wozniacki

In Denmark, the king’s faith became the religion of the country, and we are still happy with that today. -Margrethe II of Denmark

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In Denmark, we’re making 20 films a year. If I’m showing up in even two of those, people will get tired of me really fast. -Mads Mikkelsen

In the U.K., journalists are a little bit more ruthless than in Denmark. I have a feeling the tabloid press in the U.K. is pretty harsh. -Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

It’s a great start, but we have a tough group: we have big teams like Denmark, Armenia and Serbia, so starting here gives us a good opportunity to fight until the end. -Lorik Cana

It’s Denmark 3 Denmark 0… -Ian Brown

It’s immoral and wrong that the top 1 percent of the USA owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. We should look at countries like Denmark and Sweden and Norway and look at what they’ve accomplished for their working people. -Bernie Sanders

Just as we bemoan the passing away of the Great Novel, a great novelist is likely to emerge, perhaps even from Denmark or Switzerland, to prove us wrong. -J. M. Coetzee

Katie Paterson introduced the project [ Future Library ] to a handful of writers at a very fine international literary festival in Denmark at the Louisiana Museum, I sent her an e-mail when I got back to Iceland, saying, “It’s a wonderful project. -Sjon

Luther and the Reformation were of fundamental importance to Denmark. We Danes are still Lutherans today. We spoke about him a lot in school, and we feel very close to him. -Margrethe II of Denmark

Luther exerted a strong influence on Denmark. Suddenly Danish theologians were preaching in Danish and translating the Bible into Danish. -Margrethe II of Denmark

Most people probably assume that Hristo is a grumpy, stubborn guy… That can’t be further from the truth. He’s a cheerful, candid person that never holds a grudge. -Michael Laudrup

My father was a soldier. He was a frogman in the special forces in Denmark before I was born, and always the reality of that inspired me. My mom is very left-wing, classic socialist, and she always talked about the solders as almost crazy, violent, sick people, and I want to confront that because its very judgmental, and I’m not sure it’s true. -Tobias Lindholm

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My mother was a Swede who grew up in Denmark. When I go there, I visit the street where she grew up and look at her house, which is still there, and the snowberry bush, from which she ate some berries and had to have her stomach pumped. -Ruth Rendell

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

Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. -William Shakespeare

Norway, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom are among the least religious societies on earth. According to the United Nations’ Human Development Report (2005), they are also the healthiest, as indicated by life expectancy, adult literacy, per capita income, educational attainment, gender equality, homicide rate, and infant mortality. . . . Conversely, the fifty nations now ranked lowest in terms of the United Nations’ human development index are unwaveringly religious. -Sam Harris

Olafur Eliasson is also one of the most visionary artists I’ve ever met. He is from Denmark and Iceland, and his focus is nothing less than the entire universe. -Victor Pinchuk

On those nights, the words were for me alone. They came up unbidden from my heart. They spilled over my tongue and spilled out my mouth. And because of them, I, who was nothing and nobody, was a prince of Denmark, a maid of Verona, a queen of Egypt. I was a sour misanthrope, a beetling hypocrite, a conjurer’s daughter, a mad and murderous king. -Jennifer Donnelly

Painting is not what my life is about, but it is very important to me, and I am very lucky to be able to give some time to it. -Margrethe II of Denmark

People who have not done their research on me do not know that I am European, born in Copenhagen, Denmark to an Italian father from Napoli and a mother from Alabama who was singing opera and went to Europe, met my dad, fell in love, and then moved back to Rome, where I was raised, between Rome and Hamburg. -Giancarlo Esposito

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Religion and political cartoons, as you may have heard, make a difficult couple, ever since that day of 2005, when a bunch of cartoonists in Denmark drew cartoons that had repercussions all over the world -demonstrations, fatwa, they provoked violence. People died in the violence. -Patrick Chappatte

Several countries -among them Austria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Israel and Sweden -ban or severely restrict the use of wild animals in circuses. In Brazil, a movement to ban wild animals from circuses started after hungry lions managed to grab and devour a small boy. -Peter Singer

Shakespeare wrote great poetry and preposterous plays. Who really cares, for example, which petty tyrant rules Milan? Or who succeeds to the throne of Denmark? Or why the barons ganged up on Richard II? -Edward Abbey

shoes! Denmark’s sanctuaried Jews! -Marianne Moore

So this idea of moving seemed like a good way to sort of represent that metaphorically. It also is something for me personally. When I was in fifth grade -so about 11 -my folks moved us to Denmark. -Pete Docter

Some countries such as Iran and Syria are using the commotion to distract attention from their own problems with the international community. The Palestinians, who have been deeply divided since their election, have found a common enemy in Denmark that unites them. Extremists and fundamentalists are exploiting the conflict to promote their radical agenda and win new members. -Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. -William Shakespeare

Strong female leads make more of an impact in the U.K. than in Denmark. -Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

That generation of Germans, along with volunteers from Denmark, Holland, even England and the Free India division and so on, we Europeans were alert and awake to the danger of Bolshevism. -Ernst Zundel

The cartoonists treated Islam the same way they treat Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions. And by treating Muslims in Denmark as equals they made a point: we are integrating you into the Danish tradition of satire because you are part of our society, not strangers. The cartoons are including, rather than excluding, Muslims. -Flemming Rose

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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. -Howard Gardner

The Danes are causing a bit of trouble. The kingdom of Denmark claimed the North Pole as their own. Hey, you can’t just reach out and take something if you want it, Denmark. That’s Russia’s job. -Craig Ferguson

The deft white-stockinged dance in thick-soled

The deft white-stockinged dance in thick-soled shoes! Denmark’s sanctuaried Jews! -Marianne Moore

The European Union’s finished. It doesn’t work. You know, we just had the honor in Britain of being the first country that rejected membership. You know, you could be next. It could be Denmark next. It could be Dexit. -Nigel Farage

The minimum wage in Denmark is about twice that of the United States, and people who are totally out of the labor market or unable to care for themselves have a basic income guarantee of about $100 per day. -Bernie Sanders

The one factor that you can’t find on a spreadsheet is the willingness of the people in government to lead change, And in Denmark every single one of them is engaged and willing to do whatever it takes to get Denmark to be a leader in electric vehicles. -Shai Agassi

The playbill, which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out. -Walter Scott

The public negotiations and secret intrigues of the English (Jews) and the French (Jews) have been employed for centuries in every court and country in Europe. Look back to the history of Spain, Holland, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Prussia, Italy and Turkey for the last hundred years…all the power of Europe will be continually maneuvering with us to work us into the real or imaginary balance of power. -John Adams

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The time that I devote to painting is not a lot of time, but I do it 100 percent while I am working, and then there’s nothing else that counts. -Margrethe II of Denmark

The truth is that the United States doesn’t need, and shouldn’t have, a debt ceiling. Every other democratic country, with the exception of Denmark, does fine without one. -James Surowiecki

There is a hangover from a defeat like Denmark -ask any player about when they’ve had a bad game, it’s still in there somewhere in the back of your mind. -Rio Ferdinand

There’s never a villain dwelling in all Denmark But he’s an arrant knave. -William Shakespeare

There’s something nearly mystical about certain words and phrases that float through our lives. It’s computer mysticism. Words that are computer generated to be used on products that might be sold anywhere from Japan to Denmark -words devised to be pronounceable in a hundred languages. And when you detach one of these words from the product it was designed to serve, the words acquires a chantlike quality. -Don DeLillo

There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet says…it’s payback time! -Jasper Fforde

This above all; to thine own self be true. -William Shakespeare

This is the first time Denmark has ever reached the World Cup finals, so this is the most significant moment in Danish history. -John Helm

Today there’s a change of guards in Denmark. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

We are being challenged by Islam these years. There are some things for which one should display no tolerance. And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction. -Margrethe II of Denmark

We can say farewell to 10 years of bourgeois rule… now we have the opportunity to change Denmark. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

We did it. Make no mistake: We have written history. Today there’s a change of guards in Denmark.

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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

We have the opportunity to change Denmark -that opportunity must be seized. -Helle Thorning-Schmidt

We went to Denmark twice and Germany and also to the Canary Isles one year. I remember once when we were playing Dresden in Germany. -Dixie Dean

We were in love with ‘Mean Streets’ and ‘Taxi Driver.’ We had no idea why nothing remotely like that was done in Denmark. -Mads Mikkelsen

What the Danes left in Ireland were hens and weasels. And when the cock crows in the morning, the country people will always say ‘It is for Denmark they are crowing. Crowing they are to be back in Denmark.’ -Lady Gregory

When I hear the word ‘independent’ I reach for my revolver. At this point, what the hell does that mean? The English Patient is an independent film. Hootie and the Blowfish are alternative music. I’m the Queen of Denmark. I don’t know what it means anymore. -Jim Jarmusch

When I hear the word independent I reach for my revolver. At this point, what the hell does that mean? The English Patient is an independent film… Hootie and the Blowfish are alternative music. I’m the Queen of Denmark. I don’t know what it means anymore. -Jim Jarmusch

When I was very young, Denmark was a very small country, and we still are, but it was then very provincial and everybody knew everybody. Now, we are very much like the rest of the world, especially with the arrival of the internet. -Michala Petri

When people evaluate their life, they compare themselves to a standard of what a successful life is, and it turns out that standard tends to be universal: People in Togo and Denmark have the same idea of what a good life is, and a lot of that has to do with money and material prosperity. -Daniel Kahneman

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Which may have been Hamlet, Prince of Denmark’s problem, who, besides having a name that makes him sound like a breakfast special at Sunnyside Morning Restaurant -something between a ham slice and a three-egg omelet -didn’t have the smarts to figure out that when someone takes the trouble to come back from beyond the grave to tell you that he’s been murdered, it’s probably behooveful to pay attention -which is the adjectival form. -Gary D. Schmidt

With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses, some of the losses were very questionable including Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark. I knew I won but they didn’t give me that fight. -Larry Holmes

You can’t just skip the boring parts.” “Of course I can skip the boring parts.” “How do you know they’re boring if you don’t read them?” “I can tell.” “Then you can’t say you’ve read the whole play.” “I think I can live a happy life, Meryl Lee, even if I don’t read the boring parts of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” “Who knows?” she said. “Maybe you can’t. -Gary D. Schmidt

You know, ‘Viggo’ is a pretty dorky name in Denmark. It’s like ‘Oswald’ or something. It’s a very old Scandinavian name, at least 1,000 years old. -Viggo Mortensen

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