Selma Lagerlof, Swedish Author ( November 20, 1858 - March 16, 1940 )

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I had become shy of life's bustle in my solitary retreat and was apprehensive at the thought of facing the world.~Selma Lagerlof

Life World Thought

What would have become of me if no one had wanted to read my books? And don't forget all those who have written of me.~Selma Lagerlof

Me Forget Become

Anyone who has ever sat in a train as it rushes through a dark night will know that sometimes there are long minutes when the coaches slide smoothly along without so much as a shudder.~Selma Lagerlof

Night Dark Long

I thought of my father and felt a deep sorrow that he should no longer be alive, and that I could not go to him and tell him that I had been awarded the Nobel Prize. I knew that no one would have been happier than he to hear this.~Selma Lagerlof

Father Deep Thought