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Brief author info: Isak Dinesen (1885-1962) Danish writer (Karen Blixen) Novelist, short story writer, and essayist. For many years, lived in East Africa (now Kenya), where she gained much inspiration, expressed most notably in book Out of Africa.
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Men and women are two locked caskets, of which each contains the key to the other.
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.
While we are young the idea of death or failure is intolerable to us; even the possibility of ridicule we cannot bear.
God made the world round so we could never see too far down the road.
We must leave our mark on life while we have it in our power; it should close up, when we leave it, without a trace.
God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.
What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine?
In the mind and nature of a man a secret is an ugly thing, like a hidden physical defect.
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