But the man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less cocksure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable Mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.

But the man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less cocksure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable Mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.

Karen Blixen - Out of Africa   My mother read this while on a trip to Kenya and highlighted the book that I have.

Karen Blixen - Out of Africa My mother read this while on a trip to Kenya and highlighted the book that I have.

If you've ever attempted to learn to write a book, one of the very early lessons you were told is that you need to hook to reader right away. Many of the best pieces of literature start off with an opening line that's so memorable and engaging that you can't help but keep going. It's…

If you've ever attempted to learn to write a book, one of the very early lessons you were told is that you need to hook to reader right away. Many of the best pieces of literature start off with an opening line that's so memorable and engaging that you can't help but keep going. It's…

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