Isak Dinesen Quotes


7 Isak Dinesen quotes:



"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."
"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."
"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."
Author: Dinesen Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"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."
Author: Dinesen Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"But the trouble is not as you think now, that we have put up obstacles too high for you to jump . . . . It is that we have put up no obstacles at all. The great strength is in you . . ."
Author: Dinesen Quotes Category: Obstacles Quotes
"Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does."
Author: Dinesen Quotes Category: Silence Quotes
"I do not know if you remember the tale of the girl who saves the ship under mutiny by sitting on the powder barrel with her lighted torch and all the time knowing that it is empty? This has seemed to me a charming image of the women of my time. There they were, keeping the world in order by sitting on the mystery of life, and knowing themselves that there was no mystery."
Author: Dinesen Quotes Category: Women Quotes



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