"I think the magic of Reykjavík is the culture in general and how we have an infrastructure to do quite a lot. Big books, plays, film. And then there is the language. If Icelanders spoke another language, our talent would be drawn to the capital of the language. To Copenhagen, Paris, London or New York. The Icelandic language creates a microcosm and a strange universe in some ways. It is self-sufficient and self-contained, but still very open for influence."
Författaren Andri Snær Magnason i New York Times om det isländska språkets betydelse för landets kultur.