Stockholm Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Stockholm Quotes from Seamus Heaney, Henning Mankell, Michael Nyqvist, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Chris Bohjalian. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockh

When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that I would ever visit it, never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation.
Seamus Heaney
I would say that during my lifetime, one of the worst political scandals in Sweden was absolutely what happened surrounding the affair of the submarines in Swedish waters in 1982, where there were supposed to be Russian submarines close to Stockholm. And the military of Sweden never got one up.
Henning Mankell
Where I come from, it’s a little bit like England. We start from the theater, and we do films a bit on our free time. The history of making films in Scandinavia is so old, it’s like the oldest. The Nordic film industry started before Hollywood in Stockholm in Copenhagen.
Michael Nyqvist
There are days when I walk through the center of Stockholm when I get this sudden feeling of happiness – a sense of belonging and at the same time gratitude that I’m so privileged that I can live my life in my city.
Bjorn Ulvaeus
As a novelist, there are three phone calls you never expect to receive in your lifetime because if you waited for them you would grow despairing – one calling from Stockholm with a Swedish accent, one from the NBA, and one from Oprah Winfrey.
Chris Bohjalian
Just the city of Stockholm was really, really nice. Walking around the city was pretty cool.
Joe Thornton
I come from the working-class area of Stockholm, and I grew up with Serbian and Chilean people.
Daniel Espinosa
The rules that enabled me to compete first went into effect in 2003. They are known as the Stockholm consensus with the IOC, but I think even 10 years ago the world perhaps wasn’t ready for an athlete like myself – and perhaps it is not ready now.
Laurel Hubbard
Because I’m traveling so much, Stockholm has become more and more a place for me to recharge and be creative, and then I head back on the road again.
Jonas Akerlund
I went to high school in Texas for one year, my senior year. My parents wanted me to get out of Stockholm because I was running with the wrong crew. They wanted me to get back to my roots.
Joel Kinnaman
We can be a little less organized in Stockholm; it’s not really that serious. And on the White Marble tour in Europe – I don’t think there’s as much hardcore fans as in the U.S. In the U.S., it’s like this whole celebrity culture.
Yung Lean
The first seven years of my life, me, my mom and dad and my four older siblings lived in a suburb of Stockholm, and my mom was very active with directing theater. So I basically grew up at the theater on the floors of the shows, so I was really surrounded with music at a young age.
Erik Hassle
Goteborg used to be a not very cool place to live. The culture centered around shrimp and bingo. Bands played Copenhagen and Stockholm and skipped Goteborg.
Jens Lekman
The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
George Stigler
Waiting for me in Stockholm will be a personal assistant – Katrina from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs – as well the secretary of the Swedish Academy. They’ll help us with our things and take us to our hotel. From the moment I arrive, I’ll always be together with the other two laureates.
Ada Yonath
There’s this Afghani kid in Stockholm called Phat Deuce who’s started sending us his music, and he’s amazing.
I miss the archipelago, the islands outside of Stockholm, the most. That’s where I spent my summers as a kid. Going on a boat and island-hopping. In August, we have a crayfish party.
Elsa Hosk
I just figured, ‘I don’t want to go to university anymore,’ so I went to Stockholm. I went into this teaching school and after one year I got a part in a soap opera in Stockholm. It’s called ‘Rederiet.’
Sofia Helin
Frank Ocean called me when I was in Stockholm when I was, like, 17.
Yung Lean
But now I wish I could back to Stockholm to make international films there.
Lasse Hallstrom
I started off in journalism 16 years ago in Stockholm, and I wrote for a few different publications for many years. I’ve also worked in advertising as a copywriter and creative director, but I changed it for architecture at 25 years old.
Magnus Larsson
My Swedish grandmother was the daughter of a dairy farmer who lived near Hedemora. My Swedish grandfather worked as a clerk for the Swedish railways in the Stockholm station.
George Akerlof
I don’t think I could live anywhere else but Stockholm.
Yung Lean
I moved from Stockholm to London, and I didn’t want to work with my parents or have them help me in any way, I think just to prove to myself that I have my own talent.
I mean, they call it Stockholm Syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder. And, you know, I had no free will. I had virtually no free will until I was separated from them for about two weeks.
Patty Hearst
Overall, I was extremely impressed with the fashion scene that Stockholm has to offer, both on and off the runways.
Aslaug Magnusdottir
Because of my job, I get a lot of opportunity to grab a few days here and there in many cool cities for press commitments, magazine shoots and premieres – Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, New York, Berlin. I always try to get to a gallery or museum if there’s time.
Natalie Dormer
There is a very vibrant cultural scene in Stockholm. There are lots of places where there are concerts, and there are loads of museums and theaters.
Bjorn Ulvaeus
A lot of young musicians in Stockholm are about keeping tradition alive and moving it forward at the same time.
Neneh Cherry
Stockholm is surely an urban planner’s dream. Everything works. Everything looks good.
Janine di Giovanni
The Swedish winters and summers hold the most enduring memories for me. Now, when I am back in Stockholm in November, it is difficult to imagine being able to ski to school. I think that is a tragedy.
Johan Eliasch
Anybody who comes to Stockholm in the summer for the first time and walks around the city at night must think that we’re weird.
Jonas Akerlund
When I was in fourth grade, I made a song about the part in Stockholm where we come from.
Yung Lean
The best creative no longer has to originate in Chicago or London; it will be coming from Stockholm, Tokyo, and Seoul as well.
Richard Edelman
The north of Sweden is very socialist and poor. They feel left out and despise Stockholm in many ways because Stockholm has become new liberals and much more Americanized.
Joel Kinnaman
My focus in 2016 will be the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, and as preparation for that, I will try to break the world indoor mile record in Stockholm on February 17.
Genzebe Dibaba
I do most of my post production in Stockholm, usually at night, so when I get out of the office at 3 or 4 in the morning, I usually walk around the city before I go home – that’s my routine.
Jonas Akerlund
I push myself hard. I don’t like pain, exactly, but as a ballerina, I lived in constant pain. At ballet school in Stockholm, I remember we had a locker where if someone had been to the doctor and gotten painkillers, we divided them among us. In a sense, we were all addicted.
Alicia Vikander
The Stockholm street style is distinctive, with ensembles that exemplify the city’s understated elegance.
Aslaug Magnusdottir
For me, as someone growing up in a working-class suburb in Stockholm, I couldn’t afford all the music. So back in ’98, ’99, I was really thinking about how I could get all the music and do it in a legal way while at the same time compensating the artist.
Daniel Ek
I’m grateful I grew up in Stockholm.
Gustaf Skarsgard
I left home when I was 16 years old, and I’ve been living all around the world honing my craft. I lived in L.A. for eight years, then Stockholm, London, and New York.
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away from a summer on the Stockholm archipelago.
Bjorn Ulvaeus
While I have been to Switzerland, Stockholm, and other parts of Europe and Canada, I don’t have a specific place that is my favorite. I just represent Earth.
Charlie Murphy