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Anais Nin
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We see things not as they are but as we are. Anais Nin
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Not afraid of poverty and drabness and who is untouched by it, untouched by the drunkenness of her friends; (she) who judges, selects, discards people with severity, who knows, when she is telling her endless anecdotes, that they are ways of escape, keeping herself all the more secret behind that profuse talk. Anais Nin
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You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. Anais Nin
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I believe that in judging our actions we are more severe than professional judges. We judge not only our actions, but our thoughts, our intentions, our secret curses, our hidden hate. Anais Nin
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Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life. Anais Nin
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Create a world, your world. Alone. Stand alone. And then love will come to you, then it comes to you. Anais Nin
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Tropical nights are hammocks for lovers. Anais Nin
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We love best those who are, or act for us, a self we do not wish to be or act out. Anais Nin
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Life, religion and art all converge in Bali. They have no word in their language for 'artist' or 'art.' Everyone is an artist. Anais Nin
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Guilt is the one burden human beings can't bear alone. Anais Nin
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Introspection is a devouring monster. You have to feed it with much material, much experience, many people, many places, many loves, many creations, and then it ceases feeding on you. Anais Nin
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My diary seems to keep me whole. Anais Nin
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Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. Anais Nin
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I cannot concentrate all my friendship on any single one of my friends because no one is complete enough in himself. Anais Nin
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He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie. Anais Nin
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Talk-half-talk, phrases that had no need to be finished, abstractions, Chinese bells played on with cotton-tipped sticks, mock orange blossoms painted on porcelain. The muffled, close, half-talk of soft-fleshed women. The men she had embraced, and the women, all washing against the resonance of my memory. Sound within sound, scene within scene, woman within woman-like acid revealing an invisible script. One woman within another eternally, in a far-reaching procession, shattering my mind into fragments, into quarter tones which no orchestral baton can ever make whole again. Anais Nin
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I will always be the virgin-prostitute, the perverse angel, the two-faced sinister and saintly woman. Anais Nin
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I'm sick of my own romanticism! Anais Nin
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Dreams are necessary to life. Anais Nin
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I really believe that if I were not a writer, not a creator, not an experimenter, I might have been a very faithful wife. I think highly of faithfulness. But my temperament belongs to the writer, not to the woman Anais Nin
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Our love of each other was like two long shadows kissing without hope of reality. Anais Nin
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You cannot save people. You can only love them. Anais Nin
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From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life. Anais Nin
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Instead of answering her as soon as he saw her hair grow electric, her face more vivid, her eyes like lightning, her body restless and jerky like a racehorse"s, he retired behind this wall of objective understanding, this gentle testing and acceptance of her, just as one watches an animal in the zoo and smiles at his antics, but is not drawn into this mood. It was this which left Lilith in a state of isolation - indeed, like a wild animal in an absolute desert. Anais Nin
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Only in the fever of creation could she recreate her own lost life. Anais Nin
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When I don't write, I feel my world shrinking. I feel I am in a prison. I feel I lose my fire and my color. It should be a necessity, as the sea needs to heave, and I call it breathing. Anais Nin
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I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Anais Nin
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I'm restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again. Anais Nin
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To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard Anais Nin
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The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body. Always an orchestra, and just as music traverses walls, so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy. Anais Nin
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What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements. Anais Nin
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Jazz is the music of the body. Anais Nin
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I will not be just a tourist in a world of images. Anais Nin
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Since desire always goes towards that which is our direct opposite, it forces us to love that which will make us suffer. Anais Nin
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There are books which we read early in life, which sink into our consciousness and seem to disappear without leaving a trace. And then one day we find, in some summing-up of our life and put attitudes towards experience, that their influence has been enormous. Anais Nin
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We sit on the kitchen exchanging these diabolical outgrowths of overfertile minds. Anais Nin
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And silence. She liked the silence most of all. The silence in which the body, senses, the instincts, are more alert, more powerful, more sensitized, live a more richly perfumed and intoxication life, instead of transmuting into thoughts, words, into exquisite abstractions, mathematics of emotion in place of violent impact, the volcanic eruptions of fever, lust and delight. Anais Nin
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I don't hear your words: your voice reverberates against my body like another kind of caress, another kind of penetration. I have no power over your voice. It comes straight from you into me. I could stuff my ears and it would find its way into my blood and make it rise. Anais Nin
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The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams. Anais Nin
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Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls. Anais Nin
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I don't tell the truth any more to those who can't make use of it. I tell it mostly to myself, because it always changes me. Anais Nin
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I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. Anais Nin
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I adore the struggle you carry in yourself. I adore your terrifying sincerity. Anais Nin
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The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation. Anais Nin
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The dream has to be translated into reality. Anais Nin
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If you are terribly truthful, the ground will always move from under you, and you will have to shift with the constantly shifting truth. Anais Nin
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The bed must be a beautiful place, not only because you make love there but because you dream there as well. Anais Nin
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I like extravagance. Letters which give the postman a stiff back to carry, books which overflow from their covers, sexuality which bursts the thermometers. Anais Nin
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Asia discovered two remedies for the cruelty of man, art and religion. America discarded both and is drowning in hate and aggressivity. Anais Nin
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Big Business and Politics are twins, they are the monsters who kill everything, corrupt everything. Anais Nin
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Great repressions create dualities. Anais Nin
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it was while helping others to be free that I gained my own freedom. Anais Nin
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To love and to labor is the sum of living. Anais Nin
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It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. Anais Nin
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The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. Anais Nin
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It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all. Anais Nin
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Violence is a symptom of impotence. Anais Nin
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Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. Anais Nin
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We don't have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds. Anais Nin
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I prefer by far the warmth and softness to mere brilliancy and coldness. Some people remind me of sharp dazzling diamonds. Valuable but lifeless and loveless. Others, of the simplest field flowers, with hearts full of dew and with all the tints of celestial beauty reflected in their modest petals. Anais Nin
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When I hear of people who weary of each other, I believe it is because they have sought virtues in themselves alone, attractions of physical beauty. Have they based their love on each other's thoughts? Who can weary of thoughts which change every day? Anais Nin
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They courted the face on the screen, the face of translucence, the face of wax on which men found it possible to imprint the image of their fantasy. Anais Nin
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The obstacle became his alibi for weakness. Anais Nin
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The man who was once starved may revenge himself upon the world not by stealing just once, or by stealing only what he needs, but by taking from the world an endless toll in payment of something irreplaceable, which is the lost faith. Anais Nin
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Passion gives me moments of wholeness Anais Nin
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She makes use of the soft of the bread for a napkin. She falls asleep at times with shoes on, on unmade beds. When a little money comes in, June buys delicacies, strawberries in the winter, caviar and bath salts. Anais Nin
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Expressing feelings is linked directly with creation... In this ability to tap the sources of feeling and imagination lies the secret of abundance. Anais Nin
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We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. Anais Nin
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Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. Anais Nin
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How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. Anais Nin
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