Friday, May 9, 2008

Anaïs

Just watched Henry & June the other night.  Have you seen it?  Anaïs Nin was one cool lady, huh?  Has anyone read anything by her?  Any recommendations of where to start?  I can't believe I haven't read any of her stuff until now, or anything by Henry Miller for that matter (I'm in the middle of Tropic of Cancer right now, and fully enraptured by it).  

Some quotes from Anaïs...
"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person."
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery."
"The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle."
"People living deeply have no fear of death."

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