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Selma Lagerlof Quotes

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Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940) was a Swedish writer, who became the first woman writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories were informed by Nordic myth and legend. Here are a few quotes from Selma Lagerlof.
  • "No one is able to enjoy such feast than the one who throws a party in his own mind."
    - Selma Lagerlof

  • "Nils had grown so giddy that it was a long time before he came to himself. The winds howled and beat against him, and the rustle of feathers and swaying of wings sounded like a great storm. Thirteen geese flew around him, flapping their wings and honking. They danced before his eyes and they buzzed in his ears."
    - The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Selma Lagerlof

  • "Just as Don Juan is speeding away with this young woman, so time speeds away with man. You are necessity, who steers the course. I am desire, who fetters the will, and she, who is helpless, is dragged always deeper and deeper down."
    - The Gosta Berling Saga, Selma Lagerlof

  • "It is a strange thing to come home. While yet on the journey, you cannot at all realize how strange it will be."
    - Selma Lagerlof

  • "There is always a third possibility, as long as you have the ability to find it."
    - Selma Lagerlof

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