Peter Høeg’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Peter Høeg Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Peter Høeg, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Peter Høeg you will find my Ten favourites of Peter Høeg’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“If you want to support others you have to stay upright yourself.”
― Peter Hoeg

 “Maybe it’s wrong when we remember breakthroughs to our own being as something that occurs in discrete, extraordinary moments. Maybe falling in love, the piercing knowledge that we ourselves will someday die, and the love of snow are in reality not some sudden events; maybe they were always present. Maybe they never completely vanish, either.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

“There is one way to understand another culture. Living it. Move into it, ask to be tolerated as a guest, learn the language. At some point understanding may come. It will always be wordless. The moment you grasp what is foreign, you will lose the urge to explain it. To explain a phenomenon is to distance yourself from it.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

 “Falling in love has been greatly overrated. Falling in love consists of 45 percent fear of not being accepted, 45 percent manic hope that this time the fear will be put to shame and a modest 10 percent frail awareness of the possibility of love.
I don’t fall in love any more. Just like I don’t get the mumps.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

 “There’s a look of mischief in his eyes. ‘Smilla. Why is it that such an elegant and petite girl like you has such a rough voice.’
I’m sorry,’ I say, ‘if I give you the impression that it is only my mouth that’s rough. I do my best to be rough all over.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

 “I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It’s the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

“Do you know what the mathematical expression is for longing? … The negative numbers. The formalization of the feeling that you are missing something.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

 “We think there are limits to the dimensions of fear. Until we encounter the unknown. Then we can all feel boundless amounts of terror.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

“When you’re young, you think that sex is the culmination of intimacy. Later you discover that it’s barely the beginning.”
― Peter Høeg

“To want to understand is an attempt to recapture something we have lost.”
― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

10 Famous Quotes by Author Peter Høeg

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Peter Høeg, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Peter Høeg.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Peter Høeg. 

One Final Bonus – Peter Høeg Quote 

“When my mother didn’t come back I realized that any moment could be the last. Nothing in life should simply be a passage from one place to another. Each walk should be taken as if it is the only thing you have left. You can demand something like this of yourself as an unattainable ideal. After that, you have to remind yourself about it every time you’re sloppy about something. For me that means 250 times a day.”

― Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

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