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"My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am." — Anaïs Nin

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”~George Bernard Shaw

Henry Miller's 11 Essentials For the Everyday Writer - Andrea Balt, Rebelle Society "Most writing is done away from the typewriter, away from the desk. I’d say it occurs in the quiet, silent moments, while you’re walking or shaving or playing a game, or whatever, or even talking to someone you’re not vitally interested in."

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Anaïs Nin on the Meaning of Life & the Dangers of the Internet (1946)

The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions. This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters, meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked ─ Anaïs Nin.

To be a poet of life, though artists seldom realize it, is the summum. To breathe out more than one breathes in. ~ Henry Miller ..... photo by Man Ray - Henry Miller and Margaret Neiman, Hollywood, 1945.

Henry Miller au chapeau dans l’embrasure de la porte [Henry Miller Standing in a Doorway Wearing a Hat] Hôtel des Terrasses, Paris, circa 1931-1932 From Brassaï, Paris

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The Help (2011)

Love this image! A young bespectacled lady at a typewriter- endless possibilities!!!