Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
My mom and dad didn’t love each other, so they were always fighting.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions .
When you get as old as I am and no longer have a husband or dog, and the children have long since left home, you can sit and get a little wiser by thinking. Then it’s time to edit your memories and start looking at your life again. First come the regrets, then come the wrongs you’ve done, mistakes you’ve made – and all the things you can sit and brood over if you’re already in a bad mood. But you can also understand people and contexts in a new way.
When my parents went to Knoxville for work, I stayed with my dad’s mom. She was strict – the type to stiffen up and iron dresses. I had to sit more than I played. Oh, I was miserable. I liked being out with the animals. I entered the house with my hair pulled out, the ribbon off my dress, dirty as heck. I always got spanked.
In this house, I’m not famous. Because the dog doesn’t care. And my children hopefully appreciate me more for our regular interaction and conversations,
My career always took me away from home, I was always away from home and I just wanted to be home.
Physical strength in a woman – that’s what I am.
One of the things I can’t get my hands on is something like “Mothers’ Clubs”, where instead of reading a book and walking in nature with their babies, they sit and talk about vomit and nappies and burping with other like-minded people and get nowhere. I think it bothers me a little in the women’s area.
Wearing cheap clothes or driving an old car doesn’t make you broke. You got a family to feed not a community to impress.
Don’t prepare the path for the child, prepare the child for the path.
Isn’t it great to see so many men in bike shorts?
My parents have been there for me ever since I was 7 years old.
Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays.
Maybe it should have changed me more [to become a mother, ed.]. I sometimes wonder if I was at home enough with my children, but it’s no use now, because it can’t be helped. They have survived.
Only women, children, and dogs are loved unconditionally. A man is only loved under the condition he provides something.
When peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.
You should always take women so beautiful that you can get rid of them again.
Wearing unbranded and cheap clothes does not mean you are poor. Remember you have a family to feed, not a community to impress.
At my age, you think about the afterlife. I’m mostly inclined to think there’s nothing there, but sometimes I can’t help but let my imagination run wild. My good friend Ulla Steen says she believes that all of us who like each other meet in the big angel bar where we are expected. I see myself arriving at the angel bar, and there’s my father, my husband and my son, and one of them says: “There’s Lise. Now we are four again for a l’hombre.
I ain’t no saint, but I’ve tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God…I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world.
I think now it’s a bit of a shame the real blondes are on the verge of extinction.
The women’s struggle today is an individual struggle (…) You can’t demand equal pay if you also want to have a long maternity leave, stay at home when they are sick and be there primarily for the children.
You are only as happy as your least happy child-
In a rich man’s house, there is no place to spit in his face.