Isak Dinesen (April 17, 1885 - )
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God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.
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 worrying about are of no importance whatsoever...
A herd of elephant... pacing along as if they had an appointment at the end of the world
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
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.
In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.
This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow.
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.