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Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
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#American Author #Advice

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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#American Author #inspirational #Courage

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The artist is the only one who knows that the world is a subjective creation, that there is a choice to be made, a selection of elements
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#Art

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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection
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#Life

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The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
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#American Author

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Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
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#American Author #Achievement

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Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
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#American Author #Adversity

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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
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#American Author #Birth

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I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
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The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
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Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
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#American Author #Advice

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Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
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#Action #American Author

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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.
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#Absence

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I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
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#American Author #Father

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If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
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#American Author

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It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all.
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We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
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Too late for changes, too late perhaps for explanations and ideological webs, but the love goes on, the love goes on, blind to laws and warnings and even to wisdom and to fears. And whatever that love is, perhaps an illusion of a new love, I want it, I can't resist it, my whole being melts in one kiss, my knowledge melts, my fears melt, my blood dances, my legs open.
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#Blindness

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If happiness is the absence of fever then I will never know happiness. For I am posessed by a fever for knowledge, experience and creation.
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#Absence

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The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation.
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#Pornography

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Jazz is the music of the body
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#Body