Karen Blixen

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  • ''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.''
    Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen] (1885-1962), Danish author. Quoted in Prokosch, "Phantoms," Voices: A Memoir (1983).
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  • ''What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine?''
    Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen] (1885-1962), Danish author. Seven Gothic Tales, "The Dreamers," (1934).

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