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Roman Payne

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Roman Payne (b. 1977) is a novelist and poet currently living in political exile in Africa, in the kingdom of Morocco. Payne coined the famous word “wanderess” and is the author of five novels including, “The Wanderess”; which, since its publication in 2013, has influenced art and cultures all over the world. In the East, the famous Bollywood designer Masaba Gupta used Payne’s novel as the inspiration for her “Wanderess” collection which opened India’s Fashion Week in 2015. In the West, “The Wanderess” has been the inspiration for everything from art, to European films, to pop music in America. The pop star Halsey, who sold-out Madison Square Garden with songs like “Hurricane”—a song based on a quote from Payne’s novel—credits “The Wanderes ...more

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Roman Payne Cher Marco, I am working on it now! It is called "The Saharan Soliloquy" (like Rooftop Solioquy, but in Marrakech instead of Paris).
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Why Your Goal in Life should be to Write a Book

If thousands of people post and repost quotes by poets, philosophers, and sages that espouse one idea and not its opposite, we can consider that idea to be self-evident. For example: wise men and women defend ‘the individual’ and speak out against ‘following the herd.’

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself,” writes Montaigne. The wise also encourage bold and courageou Read more of this blog post »
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“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
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“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
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“I fear it is my lot, to bide my days in hunchbacked thought, to find what I forgot.”
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“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

“Oh pleasure, you're indeed a pleasant thing, / Although one must be damned for you no doubt. / I make a resolution every spring / Of reformation, ere the year run out.”
George Gordon Byron

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
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“From all that I saw, and everywhere I wandered, I learned that time cannot be spent. It can only be squandered.”
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