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Monday, June 23, 2014

Quote-Tastic Monday #52

This one is simple and just about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from! Hosted by the FABULOUS Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Out of Africa
Out of Africa is Isak Dinesen's memoir of her years in Africa, from 1914 to 1931, on a four-thousand-acre coffee plantation in the hills near Nairobi. She had come to Kenya from Denmark with her husband, and when they separated she stayed on to manage the farm by herself, visited frequently by her lover, the big-game hunter Denys Finch-Hatton, for whom she would make up stories "like Scheherazade." In Africa, "I learned how to tell tales," she recalled many years later. "The natives have an ear still. I told stories constantly to them, all kinds." Her account of her African adventures, written after she had lost her beloved farm and returned to Denmark, is that of a master storyteller, a woman whom John Updike called "one of the most picturesque and flamboyant literary personalities of the century."
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 399 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: September 5th 1992 by Modern Library (first published 1937)            
My Quote:
“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”


  1. Gosh, I love that one-liner. There's a certain beauty to recognizing the fullness of a life lived in the wild. Thanks for the quote-tastic Kim. This is the book/story from which they based the movie of the same title starring Nicole Kidman, right? :)

    Camille @ Girl meets Books

    1. Actually this one is the one Meryl Streep was in in the 80s :)

  2. That seems to sum up the book well. :)

  3. Sometimes you only need one sentence! Thanks for sharing!

  4. she ain't never lied, wonderful quote!

  5. I agree thats a awesome quote indeed


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