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We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

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We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are rela...
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic — in the sense th...
Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous. I want t...
Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous. I want t...
I have never been able to talk as I think, to anyone. With most people you can only talk about ideas, not the channel through these ideas pa...
travel lives places souls anais nin The Diary of Anaïs Nin
We do not escape into philosophy, psychology, and art—we go there to restore our shattered selves into whole ones.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself...
The only time you truly become an adult is when you finally forgive your parents for being just as flawed as everyone else.
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are rela...
I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.