Thursday, August 5, 2010

Anais Nin

"I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go. 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."

Fred Hughes
* "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
Tina Chow
* "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 withering, of tarnishing."
Arnold Schwartzanenegger
* "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Andre Leon, Andy Warhol
* "If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation."
Andy Warhol
* "For me, the adventures of the mind, each inflection of thought, each movement, nuance, growth, discovery, is a source of exhilaration."
* "It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
* "Creation which cannot express itself becomes madness."

* "Eroticism is one of the basic means of self-knowledge, as indispensable as poetry."
John Travolta & DVF
* "Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
Paloma Picasso
* "The only abnormality is the inability to love."
DVF and her mother
* "I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."

* "We don't have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds."
* "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."
Henry Miller
* "Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them."
Diana Vreeland

* "Dreams are necessary to life."
Anais Nim's house
* "Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it."
Carolina Herrera
* "The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment with it, that was the miracle."

* "Love is the axis and breath of my life."

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