Vendela Vida quotes

  • There is this sense of time when you're traveling, that the time is not how you know it, but how a country knows it.
    -- Vendela Vida

    #Country

  • People pretend things didn't happen. Or so what, they happened, it's okay. Well, it's never okay. It's always ruined.
    -- Vendela Vida

    #People #Okay #Wells

  • When it comes to books...They're like lifelong friends to me; I need to know they're there, even if I don't check in with them on a regular basis.
    -- Vendela Vida

    #Book #Needs #Checks

  • Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.

  • We are apt to say that a foreign policy is successful only when the country, or at any rate the governing class, is united behind it. In reality, every line of policy is repudiated by a section, often by an influential section, of the country concerned. A foreign minister who waited until everyone agreed with him would have no foreign policy at all.

  • I think in this country we're committed to developing plays, and many plays I've seen have been rewritten too much. The scenes are tight, the play ends at the right time, you know exactly what the scene is about, but it seems flat; you can almost see that too many hands have been on the play. The individual voice is gone.

  • To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving.

  • Even if my country remains in war with yours. . .remember. . . i am not your enemy.

  • I am raising my voice as a citizen of the country. I don?t want to enter politics.

  • Josh: So, Toby, it’s election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it? Toby: God bless America.

  • We lead the world in only 3 categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now none of this is the fault of 20 year old college student, but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world I don't know what the f^&k you're talking about.

  • A hero would die for his country, but he'd much rather live for it.

  • When you take a tree that is rooted in the ground, and transfer it from one place to another, the tree will no longer bear fruit. And if it does, the fruit will not be as good as it was in its original place. This is a rule of nature. I think if I had left my country, I would be the same as the tree.