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  • #1
    Anaïs Nin
    “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.”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #2
    Anaïs Nin
    “I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #3
    Anaïs Nin
    “Man can never know the loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in the woman's womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic fluid gives him energy, completion. Woman may be busy too, but she feels empty. Sensuality for her is not only a wave of pleasure in which she is bathed, and a charge of electric joy at contact with another. When man lies in her womb, she is fulfilled, each act of love a taking of man within her, an act of birth and rebirth, of child rearing and man bearing. Man lies in her womb and is reborn each time anew with a desire to act, to be. But for woman, the climax is not in the birth, but in the moment man rests inside of her.”
    Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934


  • #4
    Anaïs Nin
    “Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #5
    Anaïs Nin
    “There were silences in my head. I could abandon myself completely to the pleasure of multiple relationships, to the beauty of the day, to the joys of the day. It was as if a cancer in me had ceased gnawing me. The cancer of introspection.”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #6
    Benjamin Disraeli
    “Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”
    Benjamin Disraeli


  • #7
    Benjamin Disraeli
    “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.”
    Benjamin Disraeli


  • #8
    Benjamin Disraeli
    “Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.”
    Benjamin Disraeli


  • #9
    Benjamin Disraeli
    “Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.”
    Benjamin Disraeli


  • #10
    Benjamin Disraeli
    “Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you.”
    Benjamin Disraeli


  • #11
    “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
    Paul Terry


  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain


  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
    Mark Twain


  • #14
    Mark Twain
    “Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
    Mark Twain


  • #15
    Mark Twain
    “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
    Mark Twain
    tags: age


  • #16
    Mark Twain
    “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
    Mark Twain


  • #17
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.”
    Madeleine L'Engle


  • #18
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “At Tara in this fateful hour,
    I place all Heaven with its power,
    And the sun with its brightness,
    And the snow with its whiteness,
    And the fire with all the strength it hath,
    And the lightning with its rapid wrath,
    And the winds with their swiftness along their path,
    And the sea with its deepness,
    And the rocks with their steepness,
    And the earth with its starkness:
    All these I place,
    By God's almighty help and grace
    Between myself and the powers of darkness!”
    Madeleine L'Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet


  • #19
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “Love of music, of sunsets and sea; a liking for the same kind of people; political opinions that are not radically divergent; a similar stance as we look at the stars and think of the marvelous strangeness of the universe - these are what build a marriage. And it is never to be taken for granted.”
    Madeleine L'Engle, Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage


  • #20
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
    Madeleine L'Engle


  • #21
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.”
    Madeleine L'Engle, A Wind in the Door




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