” Saying what you believe others want to hear is, of course, a form of lying. “


” You can write a radical Norwegian or a conservative Norwegian. And when I changed to a conservative Norwegian, I gained this distance or objectivity in the language. The gap released something in me, and in the writing, which made it possible for the protagonist to think thoughts I had never myself thought. “


” Is literature more important than hurting people? You can’t argue that. You can’t say it. It’s impossible. “


” When it comes to memories of that iconic type, memories that are burned into you, I have maybe ten or so from my childhood. I’m a bad rememberer of situations. I forget almost everything as soon as it happens. “


” The eye of God ends up inside, so that, in the end, you take care of judgment and punishment yourself. “


” Concealing what is shameful to you will never lead to anything of value. “


” I’m giving away my family’s story. Who owns the family’s story? I don’t. But you could turn it around and ask, ‘Who is to deny me to write my family’s story?’ I have hurt people, but I don’t think in a dangerous way. But you can’t tell. “


” In my experience, when you’re writing, you want the truth, and you don’t want to be apologetic in any way. But there is something in writing, the complexity of it, that works against that aim. “



All 8 Karl Ove Knausgard Quotes about You in picture


Saying what you believe others want to hear is, of course, a form of lying.
You can write a radical Norwegian or a conservative Norwegian. And when I changed to a conservative Norwegian, I gained this distance or objectivity in the language. The gap released something in me, and in the writing, which made it possible for the protagonist to think thoughts I had never myself thought.


Is literature more important than hurting people? You can
When it comes to memories of that iconic type, memories that are burned into you, I have maybe ten or so from my childhood. I
The eye of God ends up inside, so that, in the end, you take care of judgment and punishment yourself.
Concealing what is shameful to you will never lead to anything of value.
I
In my experience, when you
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