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Quotations From HENRIK IBSEN

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  • 1.
    The thing is, you see, that the strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Dr. Stockmann, in An Enemy of the People, act 5 (1882).

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  • 2.
    In your power, all the same. Subject to your will and your demands. No longer free! No! That's a thought I'll never endure! Never.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Hedda Gabler, act 4. Hedda Gabler's final speech before shooting herself.

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  • 3.
    A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Hjalmar Ekdal, in The Wild Duck, act 4. Referring to Mrs. Sörby's marriage.

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  • 4.
    It was then that I began to look into the seams of your doctrine. I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing raveled out. And then I understood that it was all machine-sewn.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Mrs. Alving, in Ghosts, act 2.
  • 5.
    Do you know what we are ... those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Bernick, in Pillars of Society, act 4 (1877). Later in the act, Lona Hessel declares, "The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom—these are the pillars of society."
  • 6.
    The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Dr. Stockmann, in An Enemy of the People, act 4.

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  • 7.
    Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Reilling, in The Wild Duck, act 5.
  • 8.
    In that second it dawned on me that I had been living here for eight years with a strange man and had borne him three children.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Nora Helmer, in A Doll's House, act 3. Speaking to her husband, Torvald Helmer, shortly before shooting herself.

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  • 9.
    You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Mrs. Stockmann, in An Enemy of the People, act 5 (1882).

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  • 10.
    A forest bird never wants a cage.
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Hilde, in The Master Builder, act 3.

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