Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?

— Theodore Bikel

Valuable Sweden quotations

The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted.

Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden.

America's health care system is second only to Japan, Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, well ... all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky starts we don't live in Paraguay!

I will never be able to go back to Sweden without knowing inside myself that I'd done all a man could do to save as many Jews as possible

Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism.

Give me snuff, whiskey, and Swedes, and I will build a railroad to hell.

I love Sweden. In Sweden, the women are just so hot. Their vibe is so amazing. You feel like every girl out there was genetically altered to just be hot. I did not see one ugly woman out there, it was just a line of continuously hot girls.

What works for Sweden wouldn't work for France or Germany or Italy.

In a small state, you can reach outside for many of your activities. In a homogeneous culture, they are willing to pay higher taxes in order to achieve commonly held goals. But "common goals" are much harder to come by in larger, more heterogeneous populations.

Thank God for the tsunami, and thank God that two thousand dead Swedes are fertilizing the ground over there [in Asia]. How many of these two thousand, do you suppose, were fags and dykes? This is how the Lord deals with His enemies. And the Lord has got some enemies. And Sweden heads the list. You filthy Swedes. You filthy Swedes!

We had a poster of the Davis Cup in 1986.

It was in Prague, the Czech Republic against Sweden, and we went to watch, so I got the poster. You couldn't get all the posters. You were lucky if you got one.

As you know, no one over thirty years of age is afraid of tittle-tattle.

I myself find it much less difficult to strangle a man than to fear him.

We grow old more through indolence, than through age.

Dignity is like a perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it.

I love men, not because they are men, but because they are not women

My favorite way to wake up is to have a certain French movie star whisper to me softly at two-thirty in the afternoon that if I want to get to Sweden in time to pick up my Nobel Prize for Literature, I had better ring for breakfast. This occurs rather less often than one might wish.

People in Sweden are very conscious of what people are saying about you.

I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease.

I was born in Sweden, and in Sweden we are known for the piracy services.

The Swedes must be integrated into the new Sweden , the old Sweden will not return.

It's all trotters in Sweden, so that's what's always caught my eye.

In Sweden, I went to an English school, where there was a mishmash of people from all over the world. Some were diplomatic kids with a lot of money, some were ghetto kids who came up from the suburbs, and I grew up in between. There's a community of second generation immigrants, and I became part of that because I had an American father.

I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden, and I also sang for the Soviet people, one of the finest musical audiences in the world.

Remember one thing - that Sweden is performing better than the rest of Europe.

I'm a photographer and retoucher from Sweden.

I use photography as a way of collecting material to realize the ideas in my mind.

In Sweden, we have what is called 'The Finnish Disease.' It consists of not talking much, or at all.

Football is much harder if you don't have the ball.

I'd say that Holland, Sweden, and Denmark are all better countries politically than the United States. The average person is far better off in one of those countries than he is in the United States and poverty of the sort that we have is absolutely unknown in Northern Europe.

Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.

When you think of a safe and solid arbitration place, you think of Switzerland, Sweden, Canada. Those attributes may be associated with clichés, but I think they resonate with a lot of people and they are a solid base for Canada to co-operate and help others.

The polite of every country seem to have but one character.

A gentleman of Sweden differs but little, except in trifles, from one of any other country. It is among the vulgar we are to find those distinctions which characterize a people.

We know that the abilities of European Union member states are not infinite.

As such, it makes little sense for us to criticize each other.All of us accepted Sweden's decision to introduce border controls too. And that is a country that was for decades the most open to immigration.

Ethnically, the Germans are Teutonic.

.. being made up of Vandals, Gepidae, and Goths, all of whom emigrated - south from Sweden in about 500 BC; why they emigrated is not exactly clear, but many scholars believe it was because they saw the way Sweden was going, i.e. neutral.

We probably got on better with the likes of Holland, Belgium, Norway and Sweden, some of whom are not even European.

My agent in Sweden used to send off interview tapes but I decided to take it upon myself and come to London to visit casting directors which is when things first started taking off for me. I love Sweden but the industry out here is quite small so when I was given the chance to go internationally I took it.

America became a great civilization thanks to a culture based on the value of having to earn almost everything an American got in life. As it abandons this value, it will become a mediocre civilization. And eventually it will not be America. It will be a large Sweden, and just as influential as the smaller one.