Talk:Karen Blixen

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Before my recent edit there had only been 3 attributed quotes on the page:

  • "What is man but an ingenious machine for turning red wine into urine?"
    • This seems to have been a paraphrase of the more extensive statement from Seven Gothic Tales (1934) : "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?"
  • "I'll rather live in a lantern" commenting on Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, by Arne Jacobsen
    • It is unclear that this is even a quote by Blixen.
  • "Before then, switcherland will become a lowland"
    • This seems to have no noteworthiness without context, if it actually is a quote of Blixen's. ~ Kalki 01:45, 17 April 2006 (UTC)


All the quotes above are from the book ("Den Døve øgle") (2001), ISBN 87-595-1234-2. by Jurij Moskvitin who was a personal friend of Blixen in the 1950's. -Aza 19:39, 31 August 2008 (UTC)