Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish
author also known by her pen name
Isak Dinesen. She also wrote under the pen names Osceola and Pierre Andrézel. Blixen wrote works in Danish
Blixen is best known for Out of Africa
, her account of living in Kenya
, and one of her stories, Babette's Feast
, both of which have been adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning motion pictures.
I have a feeling that wherever I may be in the future, I will be wondering whether there is rain at Ngong.
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.
God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.
The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.
It is little silly to be a caricature of something of which you know very little, and which means very little to you, but to be your own caricature — that is the true carnival!
Real art must always involve some witchcraft.
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.