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ISAK DINESEN
(PSEUDONYM OF KAREN BLIXEN)
Danish short story writer
(1885 - 1962)
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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 around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
      - [Difficulties]

The cure for anything is saltwater--sweat, tears, or the sea.
      - [Cure]

I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Equator runs across these highlands, a hundred miles to the North, and the farm lay at an altitude of over six thousand feet. In the day-time you felt that you had got high up, near to the sun, but the early mornings and evenings were limpid and restful, and the nights were cold.
      - Out of Africa [Books (First Lines)]

During the first quarter of the last century, seaside resorts became the fashion, even in those countries of Northern Europe within the minds of whose people the sea had hitherto held the role of the devil, the cold and voracious hereditary foe of humanity.
      - Seven Gothic Tales [Books (First Lines)]


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