Quotes by Geir Kjetsaa

"I believe that nothing is more beautiful, profound, sympathetic, reasonable, brave, and perfect than Christ. With jealous love, I say to myself, not only that his equal cannot be found, but that it does not exist. And more, if someone should bring me proof that Christ is outside the truth, then I should prefer to remain with Christ than with the truth.

[Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Letter to Natalya Fonvizina, soon after his release from Siberia. cf. The Possessed, Pt.2, Ch.I.vii]"

"Oh what a good time I had in prison!" he exclaimed afterward. It had almost been like being back in Siberia again. "You really ought to serve a prison term!" he told Vsevolod Solovyov enthusiastically, when Solovyov visited him in jail. "But Fyodor Mikhailovich, you surely don't think I ought to go out and kill someone just to go to prison?" The writer smiled. "No, of course not.... You'd have to do something else. But quite seriously, a spell in prison would be the best thing that could happen to you." He expressed the same wish for Vsevolod's brother Vladimir: "A spell in a penitentiary would make you into a good and true Christian."

Books by Geir Kjetsaa

  • Krig og fred
  • 279,177 ratings
  • 2015 by Solum forlag

    (first published 1865)

  • Idioten
  • 143,435 ratings
  • 2000 by Solum

    (first published 1869)

  • Hvite netter
  • 56,766 ratings
  • 1980 by Solum Forlag

    (first published 1848)

  • De besatte
  • 40,081 ratings
  • 2001 by Solum

    (first published 1872)

  • Fattige folk
  • 19,207 ratings
  • 2005 by Solum

    (first published 1846)

  • Skriftemål
  • 10,922 ratings
  • January 2008 by Solum

    (first published 1880)

Geir Kjetsaa
  • Geir Kjetsaa

  • Date of birth: June 02, 1937
  • Died: June 02, 2008
  • Born: in Oslo, Norway.