Karl Ove Knausgaard Quotes & Sayings

20 most famous Karl Ove Knausgaard quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants - that that's our purpose.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard Quotes
“The difficult thing for me is that I want basically to be a good man. That's what I want to be.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard Quotes
“Concealing what is shameful to you will never lead to anything of value.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard Quotes
“It's one thing to be banal, stupid, and idiotic on the inside. It's another to have it captured in writing.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard Quotes
“As a person, I'm polite - I want to please.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard Quotes
“Is literature more important than hurting people? You can't argue that. You can't say it. It's impossible.”
“My memory is basically visual: that's what I remember, rooms and landscapes. What I do not remember are what the people in these room were telling me. I never see letters or sentences when I write or read, but only the images they produce.”
“My writing became more and more minimalist. In the end, I couldn't write at all. For seven or eight years, I hardly wrote. But then I had a revelation. What if I did the opposite? What if, when a sentence or a scene was bad, I expanded it, and poured in more and more? After I started to do that, I became free in my writing.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard Quotes
“I am happy because I am no longer an author.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard Quotes
“I have a longing for fiction, to try to believe in it and to disappear into it.”

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