November 8, 2016

Karen Blixen Quotes

“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 around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.”

“I have a feeling that wherever I may be in the future, I will be wondering whether there is rain at Ngong.”

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

“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.”

“Real art must always involve some witchcraft.”

“The best of my nature reveals itself in play, and play is sacred.”

“The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.”

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”

“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.”