Isak Dinesen Quotes

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Isak Dinesen quotes: Life and death are like two locked caskets, each of which contains the key to the other. Life and death are like two locked caskets, each of which contains the key to the other.
Isak Dinesen quotes: There are many ways to the recognition of truth, and Burgundy is one of them. There are many ways to the recognition of truth, and Burgundy is one of them.
Isak Dinesen quotes: It is an alarming experience to be, in your person, representing Christianity to the natives. It is an alarming experience to be, in your person, representing Christianity to the natives.
Isak Dinesen quotes: Man reaches the highest point of lovableness at 12 to 17 - to get it back, in a second flowering, at the age of 70 to 90 Man reaches the highest point of lovableness at 12 to 17 - to get it back, in a second flowering, at the age of 70 to 90
Isak Dinesen quotes: I do not see eye to eye with the camera. I do not see eye to eye with the camera.
Isak Dinesen quotes: I have a feeling that wherever I may be in the future, I will be wondering whether there is rain at Ngong. I have a feeling that wherever I may be in the future, I will be wondering whether there is rain at Ngong.
Isak Dinesen quotes: It is when people are told their own thoughts that they think they are being insulted. It is when people are told their own thoughts that they think they are being insulted.
Isak Dinesen quotes: It is not a bad thing in a tale that you understand only half of it. It is not a bad thing in a tale that you understand only half of it.
Isak Dinesen quotes: In the mind and nature of a man a secret is an ugly thing, like a hidden physical defect. In the mind and nature of a man a secret is an ugly thing, like a hidden physical defect.
Isak Dinesen quotes: The divine art is the story. The divine art is the story.
Isak Dinesen quotes: And were my faith so strong that it could move mountains, that is the mountain that I would make come to me. And were my faith so strong that it could move mountains, that is the mountain that I would make come to me.
Isak Dinesen quotes: Human talk is a centrifugal function, ever in flight outwards from what is on the talker's mind. Human talk is a centrifugal function, ever in flight outwards from what is on the talker's mind.
Isak Dinesen quotes: Very old families will sometimes feel upon them the shadow of annihilation. Very old families will sometimes feel upon them the shadow of annihilation.
Isak Dinesen quotes: I have before seen other countries, in the same manner, give themselves to you when you are about to leave them ... I have before seen other countries, in the same manner, give themselves to you when you are about to leave them ...
Isak Dinesen quotes: While we are young the idea of death or failure is intolerable to us; even the possibility of ridicule we cannot bear. While we are young the idea of death or failure is intolerable to us; even the possibility of ridicule we cannot bear.
Isak Dinesen quotes: We invent the past and remember the future. We invent the past and remember the future.
Isak Dinesen quotes: Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does. Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does.
Isak Dinesen quotes: I felt that Paris was illuminated by a splendor possessed by no other places. I felt that Paris was illuminated by a splendor possessed by no other places.
Isak Dinesen quotes: I do not think that I could ever really love a woman who had not, at one time or another, been up on a broomstick. I do not think that I could ever really love a woman who had not, at one time or another, been up on a broomstick.
Isak Dinesen quotes: One does not travel by plane. One is merely sent, like a parcel. One does not travel by plane. One is merely sent, like a parcel.