Kjartan Olafsson (from the Laxdæla Saga)


Kjartan Olafsson (said to have lived c. 970-1003)

“If a man’s got to die anyway, he might as well make a name for himself before it comes to that.”

  • Quote attributed to Kjartan Olafsson in the anonymously-written Laxdæla Saga (section 40), c. 13th century, translated by Keneva Kunz. New York: Penguin Classics, 2008.

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