3 Quotes – Henning Mankell

Henning _Mankell




Henning Mankell, Swedish writer

born:  February 3, 1948
died:  –

Many words will be written on the wind and the sand, or end up in some obscure digital vault. But the storytelling will go on until the last human being stops listening. Then we can send the great chronicle of humanity out into the endless universe.
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I work every day until I do not have more to say. I learned from Graham Greene that a very good way is to stop work in the middle of a sentence. Then you know exactly how to continue the day after.
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As a writer, I am an intellectual. I believe in the ideals of the Enlightenment, I believe in the written word, in dialogue and in truth. I hate lies more than anything else. Most of the time I react by writing.



Which are your favourite quotes by Henning Mankell?  🙂


3 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Henning Mankell

  1. I like the third quote best. I like to think of myself as an intellectual and I also hate lying, priding myself on always being truthful (apart from answering ‘does my bum look big in this?’ questions!

    • This is a good choice, David. As we did actually meet in person (incredible: this was in March!), I would sign this without hesitation.
      And the second part is about caring – indeed a great character trait.

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