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  • elfuncle
    ... As a matter of fact, this is one of my favorite lines by JB, and a literal translation would read: Him whom God hath given a stick hath He also given
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 1, 2005
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      I (Tarjei) quoted Janet Garton's translation of Jens Bjørneboe:

      > If God's given you a truncheon
      > He will give you understanding!
      >
      > If God's given you a truncheon
      > He will give you understanding.

      As a matter of fact, this is one of my favorite lines by JB, and a
      literal translation would read:

      Him whom God hath given a stick
      hath He also given reason.

      Him whom God hath given a stick
      hath He also given reason.

      The original reads:

      Den som Gud har gitt en kølle
      har han også gitt forstand.

      Den som Gud har gitt en kølle
      har han også gitt forstand.

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