"I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as 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." - Anais Nin - July 7, 1934 from "Incest"
"What can one know of a girl who passes, walking slow steps homeward, eyes lowered, smiling to herself, filled with adorable inventions and with fables? Out of the thoughts, the voice, the silences of a lover, she can form an empire, and thereafter, she sees in all the world but him - a people of barbarians. More surely than if she were on a different planet, I feel her to be locked up in her own language..." Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "Wind, Sand, And Stars"