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Quotes from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

Jonas Jonasson ·  419 pages

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“Life, here I come!' he said. And was immediately and fatally run over by a bus.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear. Winnie-the-Pooh”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“The more I see of men, the more I like my dog. MADAME DE STAËL”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“The world went on revolving around its sun at the constant speed and with the inconstant temper it always had.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“Bücher hatten einfach etwas Sympathisches, ihre bloße Existenz war erfreulich.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“All that’s left is the rest,”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“George W. Bush in Washington decided that Nobel Peace Prize winner and ex-president Nelson Mandela could probably be taken off the U.S. list of terrorists).”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“The overworked man was tired of everything, and he only kept going because he had long since forgotten that life could consist of anything else.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“An exciting follow-up to this event was the many ups and downs when the most developed country in the world made such a mess of its own presidential election that it took several weeks for the Supreme Court to decide 5–4 that the candidate with the most votes had lost. With this, George W. Bush became the president of the United States, while Al Gore was reduced to an environmental agitator whom not even the anarchists in Stockholm paid much attention to. Incidentally, Bush later invaded Iraq in order to eliminate all the weapons Saddam Hussein didn’t have.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“Nombeko said that she was South African, and that she thought it sounded laborious to hate all Americans, given how many of them there were.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“We’ll just change your name – I’m sure the assistant can’t tell one black from the next.’ Said the fourteen-year-old who looked twelve.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“Present—that part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope. AMBROSE BIERCE”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“We all need someone to share our innermost thoughts with,”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“With the new antiterrorism laws, the government could call anyone a terrorist and lock him or her up for as long as they liked, for any reason they liked. Or for no reason at all.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“have never once in my life seen a fanatic with a sense of humor. AMOS OZ”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“The engineer’s head was spinning. So he was supposed to receive a guest the president didn’t want to meet. He would tell the guest the truth of the matter without saying anything, and in the middle of all this the president, who didn’t want to meet the guest, would show up to meet the guest.

The engineer realized he was getting into a situation in which one might make a fool of oneself. Other than that, he didn’t understand anything beyond that he must immediately invite the president to the dinner the president himself had just decided should take place.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“THE SOUTH AFRICAN ARMED FORCES RECEIVED EVER-HIGHER amounts of funding from an economy that couldn’t afford it. In the end, a fifth of the country’s hopelessly unbalanced budget was going to the military, all while the rest of the world came up with new embargoes.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“The pillow entrepreneur, who knew the true nature of the distributor, thought that it might take longer than that.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“Het verschil tussen domheid en genialiteit is dat genialiteit haar grenzen kent. - een onbekende denker”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“The weekly show View on Africa was what first gave her the insight that there was a world outside Soweto. It wasn’t necessarily more beautiful or more promising. But it was outside Soweto. Such”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“It was true that the Sweden Democrats had only received a tenth of a per cent of the vote in the last parliamentary election, but their rhetoric was based on fear, and Nombeko believed that fear had a bright future ahead of it; it always had.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“Ingmar riuscì ad intrecciarsi a tal punto col filo del telefono che per liberarsi strappó il cavo e tutto l'apparecchio dalla parete.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“If you don't think you have enough problems, you should acquire a mammal in Sweden just hours before you're about to fly home to the other side of the world, and then insist that the animal must come along in your luggage.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“the most developed country in the world made such a mess of its own presidential election that it took several weeks for the Supreme Court to decide 5–4 that the candidate with the most votes had lost.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“Bush later invaded Iraq in order to eliminate all the weapons Saddam Hussein didn’t have.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“the most part all the politicians on earth were idiots or Communists, and all of their decisions were either idiotic or Communistic. And when they were Communistic, they were also idiotic.”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


“dismantling process in secret, behind the backs of the president and the government. Anyway, he didn’t know how”
― Jonas Jonasson, quote from The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


About the author

Jonas Jonasson
Born place: in Växjö, Sweden
Born date July 6, 1961
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