It actually got so bad that somebody put [Iceland] up for sale on eBay. Ninety-nine pence was the starting price, and no reserve.
— Halla Tomasdottir on Iceland’s crash

I'm not here to say that men are to blame for the [financial] crisis and what happened in my country [iceland]. But I can tell you that in my country, much like on Wall Street and the city of London and elsewhere, men were at the helm of the game of the financial sector. That kind of lack of diversity and sameness leads to disastrous problems.
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Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice. And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice.
— Don Young

I've walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn't necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn't really tell you what you're looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move.
— Olafur Eliasson

People are always asking me about eskimos, but there are no eskimos in Iceland.
— Bjork