QUOTES FROM OUT OF AFRICA

“I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.”

“He even took the lions’ share of my heart with him.”

“I had a superb view of the hills all around me — hills that were gentle and rolling, with occasional ridges and small peaks.”

“I lived most of the time alone, but lonely I was not.”

“Here I am, where I ought to be.”

“I will miss the misty mornings and the smell of the earth after the rain.”

“I had three things to learn: simplicity, patience, and compassion.”

“Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.”

“The more I traveled, the more I realized that I had less need to see new places than to return to the ones I loved most.”

“People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent woman could spend her days within the confines of the home.”

“The day-to-day act of living was more important than any artistic accomplishment.”

“He even caused the earth to tremble, but it soon learned that he was really a harmless creature.”

“Now the sweet wind from Africa brought the scent of the city of stone and sand.”

“The geographical, botanical and human extent of Africa and its wonders, where I was unqualifiedly absorbed during my stay, have no limits.”

“I would have liked to give more to him than the beauty of the land I loved, but there are some things that the soul of a woman cannot give.”

“The coffee bushes were the next generation ready to perpetuate the name of Out of Africa.”

“What is written on the gate of paradise? Push.”

“I am not the early bird that catches the worm, or even the night owl that catches the snail.”

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

“Africa is always leaving you.”

“It was night in the heart of Africa.”

“Out of the conventional domain of time.”

“I had a white wedding in Africa.”

“Hour by hour my watch claimed its right to the second in Accra, London, Rome, Paris, Berlin, New York; but my heart and my mind were with the hills of Africa.”

“How could I have ever ignored the lions of my land?”

“Only when you have been hunted and treed by a lion will you plumb the fathoms of your soul, Julie.”

“The tawny mother will lead you to her cubs.”

“The lioness has a gaiety and she is painted with wild colors.”

“God created the lion to terrify us.”

“Denys always did what he was afraid of doing.”