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Thor Heyerdahl Quotes & Quotations
Thor Heyerdahl
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    A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    But if we begin thinking about the world being over 100 million years old, then it's absolutely by chance that you and I are sitting here alive today, while all the others are dead or have never been born. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication - particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    For every minute, the future is becoming the past. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    I don't believe in war as a solution to any kind of conflict, nor do I believe in heroism on the battlefield because I have never seen any. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
  • 10
    It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    People had already settled the islands in the Mediterranean and around Great Britain long before the first pharaoh built the pyramids in Egypt. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
  • 13
    Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
  • 14
    Therefore, I feel convinced that any political picture can be changed to suit the needs of the powers that be. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
  • 15
    Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl
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    Today we have to fight the political walls and divisions that separate us. We must communicate across all political, religious and racial barriers. Thor-HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl