Frases de Isak Dinesen

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Isak Dinesen

Data de nascimento: 17. Abril 1885
Data de falecimento: 7. Setembro 1962

Karen Christence, baronesa de Blixen-Finecke, mais conhecida pelo pseudônimo de Isak Dinesen , foi uma escritora dinamarquesa. Wikipedia

Citações Isak Dinesen

„O amor entre jovens é um negócio impiedoso. Nessa idade bebemos de sede ou para nos embriagar; só mais tarde nos ocupamos com a individualidade de nosso vinho.“

—  Isak Dinesen

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.
Seven Gothic tales‎ - Volume 687, Parte 8175, Página 83, de Isak Dinesen, Dorothy Canfield Fisher - H. Smith and R. Haas, 1934 - 420 páginas http://books.google.com.br/books?id=bewwAAAAIAAJ

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„The vain illusions of this earth had dissolved before their eyes like smoke, and they had seen the universe as it really is. They had been given one hour of the millennium.“

—  Karen Blixen, livro Anecdotes of Destiny

"Babette's Feast"
Anecdotes of Destiny (1953)
Contexto: When later in life they thought of this evening it never occurred to any of them that they might have been exalted by their own merit. They realized that the infinite grace of which General Loewenhielm had spoken had been allotted to them, and they did not even wonder at the fact, for it had been but the fulfillment of an ever-present hope. The vain illusions of this earth had dissolved before their eyes like smoke, and they had seen the universe as it really is. They had been given one hour of the millennium.

„All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.“

—  Karen Blixen

As quoted in The Human Condition (1958) by Hannah Arendt. This appears as part of a statement in a 1957 interview where she speaks of a friend's comments about her:
I am not a novelist, really not even a writer; I am a storyteller. One of my friends said about me that I think all sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them, and perhaps this is not entirely untrue. To me, the explanation of life seems to be its melody, its pattern. And I feel in life such an infinite, truly inconceivable fantasy.
Interview with Bent Mohn in The New York Times Book Review (3 November 1957)
Paraphrased variant : All suffering is bearable if it is seen as part of a story.

„Here I am, where I ought to be.“

—  Karen Blixen, livro Out of Africa

Fonte: Out of Africa

„Real art must always involve some witchcraft.“

—  Karen Blixen

Letters from Africa: 1914-1931 (1981) edited by Frans Lasson, translated by Anne Born.

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