Isak Dinesen — Danish Writer born on April 17, 1885, died on September 07, 1962

Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author, also known by the pen name Isak Dinesen, who wrote works in Danish, French and English. She also at times used the pen names Tania Blixen, Osceola, and Pierre Andrézel... (wikipedia)

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.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
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.
Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does.
I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them.