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    In old age we are like a

    “In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.”

    — Knut Hamsun

    Author: Knut Hamsun
    Category: age
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    No, what I should really like to

    “No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry – to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave.”

    — Knut Hamsun

    Author: Knut Hamsun
    Category: poetry
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    You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes

    “You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content.”

    — Knut Hamsun

    Author: Knut Hamsun
    Category: art
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    However, I must not indulge in homespun

    “However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.”

    — Knut Hamsun

    Author: Knut Hamsun
    Category: wisdom
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