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Sigrid Undset

Dátum narodenia: 20. máj 1882
Dátum úmrtia: 10. jún 1949

Sigrid Undsetová bola nórska spisovateľka. V roku 1928 jej bola udelená Nobelova cena za literatúru.


„Dvetisíc rokov pulzovalo svetlo a teplo od Dieťaťa v jasliach po celom svete. Z jeho očí žiari svetlo - svetlo, ktoré tma nepohltila. To malé srdce, ktoré tlčie v hrudi tohto Dieťaťa je žeravé ohnisko samej Lásky.“

„All my days I have longed equally to travel the right road and to take my own errant path.“ Kristin Lavransdatter


„And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.“

„No one and nothing can harm us, child, except what we fear and love.“ The Wreath

„Many a man is given what is intended for another, but no man is given another's fate.“ The Wife

„It’s a good thing when you don’t dare do something if you don’t think it’s right. But it’s not good when you think something’s not right because you don’t dare do it.“ The Wreath

„Feelings of longing seemed to burst from her heart; they ran in all directions, like streams of blood, seeking out paths to all the places in the wide landscape where she had lived, to all her sons roaming through the world, to all her dead lying under the earth.“ Kristin Lavransdatter

„Her heart felt as if it were breaking in her breast, bleeding and bleeding, young and fierce. From grief over the warm and ardent love which she had lost and still secretly mourned; from anguished joy over the pale, luminous love which drew her to the farthest boundaries of life on this earth. Through the great darkness that would come, she saw the gleam of another, gentler sun, and she sensed the fragrance of the herbs in the garden at world's end.“ The Wife


„But I didn’t realize then that the consequence of sin is that you have to trample on other people.“ Kristin Lavransdatter

„God will find you,” said the priest quietly. “Stay calm and do not flee from Him who has been seeking you before you even existed in your mother’s womb.“ Kristin Lavransdatter

„... with the few small spots of light like golden stars in the night, the sweet stale scent of incense, and the warm smell of the burning wax. And she at rest within her own star.“ The Wreath

„For I've realized more and more with each year I've lived: There is no worthier work for the person who has been geared with the ability to see even a small part of God's mercy than to serve Him and to keep vigil and to pray for those people whose sight is still clouded by the shadow of worldly matters.“ Kristin Lavransdatter


„the world is just as harsh a taskmaster as any other lord, and in the end it’s a lord without mercy.“ Kristin Lavransdatter

„God grant... that he may learn to understand in time, that whoso is minded to do as he himself wills will soon enough see the day when he will find he has done that which he had never willed.“ The Axe

„And she felt joy bubbling up in her heart—that the world was so full of sunshine and beauty and gladness. And she had put herself outside it, banished herself to her corner. For all that, it was a good thing that it was so good to live—for the others, for all who had not undone themselves. And when at that moment she felt a violent quickening of the child within her, her own heart seemed to stir and answer it—"No, no, I no longer wish you ill...“ The Axe

„One cannot escape dogmas—those who hold most firmly to dogmas today are those whose only dogma is that dogmas should be feared like the plague.“

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