"To see the peasant in the light of the sagas and the sagas in the light of the peasant."
- Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
“For the spell is older than experience. For the tale is older than the record.”
- Marina Tsvetaeva
"Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture without motion; "
- T.S. Eliot
“Like a scene on some vague arras, old as man's weariness”
- James Joyce