Owe is a surname or given name, a spelling variation of Ove, and may refer to:

  • Baard Owe (born 1936), Norwegian-born actor
  • Owe Hellberg (born 1953), Swedish Left Party politician
  • Owe Jonsson (1940–1962), Swedish athlete
  • Owe Wiktorin (born 1940), Swedish General

Famous quotes containing the word owe:

    To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778)

    It is true that writers often owe their most inspired thoughts, their most extraordinary phrases, to their generous typesetters, who assist their flights of fancy with so-called typographical errors.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    To give money to a sufferer is only a come-off. It is only a postponement of the real payment, a bribe paid for silence, a credit system in which a paper promise to pay answers for the time instead of liquidation. We owe to man higher succors than food and fire. We owe to man.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)