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    “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 http://chloethurlow.com/2013/09/anais-nin-ruined-life/

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    Anais Nin and Henry Miller

    This woman is crazy genius. Back when smoking was deemed elegant. (Patricia Highsmith)

    George Bernard Shaw 1929. “You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'”

    Anaïs Nin (Photograph courtesy of Ohio University Press / Swallow Press)

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    Henry Miller and Anais Nin.

    George Orwell

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    Ernest Hemingway at work on ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, 1939

    Words of wisdom

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    Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh. WB Yeats

    I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited. -Sylvia Plath

    W. B. Yeats.

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