authors & quotes

Kimi Raikkonen
Linus Torvalds
Tarja Halonen
Mika Waltari

Quotes and sayings from famous finnish authors
Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been put up to a critic. Jean Sibelius

Society is becoming less and less transparent. People no longer know where decisions that substantially affect their lives are taken, nor by whom, nor how. Georg Henrik von Wright

If one is satisfied with things, one doesn't complain about the downsides that exist, either. Georg Henrik von Wright

Transnational, gigantic industrial companies no longer operate within political systems, but rather above them. Georg Henrik von Wright

A decision once taken brings peace to a man's mind and eases his soul. Mika Waltari

During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come. Mika Waltari
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We are a model country where gender equality is concerned. Tarja Halonen

Under-representation of women and other inequality among researchers is a problem that will not solve itself as women acquire competence. Tarja Halonen

The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality. Tarja Halonen

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. Tarja Halonen
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It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people. Tarja Halonen

My name is Linus, and I am your God. Linus Torvalds
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The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it. Linus Torvalds

See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too. Linus Torvalds

When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows," people just stare at you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, for free." Linus Torvalds

Software is like sex: it's better when it's free. Linus Torvalds
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Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems. Linus Torvalds

My time in the World Rally Championship has been a useful stage in my career, but I can't deny the fact that my hunger for F1 has recently become overwhelming. Kimi Raikkonen

When I did some Nascar races this year I noticed that I was increasingly missing the racing side, to race against each other, because in rallying you really race against the clock. Kimi Raikkonen

In rallying every curve, every hill may be different than you thought. That makes it interesting. Kimi Raikkonen

It was an easy choice to return with Lotus Renault GP as I have been impressed by the scope of the team's ambition. Kimi Raikkonen

I'm delighted to be coming back to Formula 1 after a two-year break, and I'm grateful to Lotus Renault GP for offering me this opportunity. Kimi Raikkonen
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There's always a lot of talk about motivation to race, but nobody really knows what I do or what I think apart from myself, so I don't really care what people think. Kimi Raikkonen
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In F1 too many things overshadow the racing. There is too much politics. Kimi Raikkonen

When I was a kid, I would watch the grands prix. Everyone dreamt of becoming a race driver, while I only started thinking about it when I was 18 or 19. Only at that age did I seriously start thinking about this job. Before then, I would change ideas from one second to the next. Kimi Raikkonen
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I just love the American spirit of racing. It feels just great to get involved with that. Kimi Raikkonen

Since I started in motor racing I've worked with people from all over the world. We are all here to go racing and prejudice will never play any part in that. Kimi Raikkonen
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So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today. Mika Waltari

So much is man the slave of his heart that he will shut his eyes to what does not please him and believe all that he hopes. Mika Waltari

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