Tiny White Flowers

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Isak Dinesen quotes

I just watched Out of Africa, and can't very well write right now.  Too much to absorb; it's been years since I last saw the movie.  It's this was with every good movie - afterwards I can't think of anything worthwhile, or worthy, to write.

Here are some quotes I found by Isak Dinesen:

A great artist is never poor. 

All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them. 

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever. 

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. 

I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots. 

I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them. 

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine. 

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. 

When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself. 

Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does. 

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