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Anaïs Nin on Self-Publishing, the Magic of Letterpress, and the Joy of Handcraft
Anaïs Nin on Self-Publishing, the Magic of Letterpress, and the Joy of Handcraft

“You pit your faculties against concrete problems. The victories are concrete, definable, touchable.”

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Anaïs Nin on Why Understanding the Individual is the Key to Understanding Mass Movements
Anaïs Nin on Why Understanding the Individual is the Key to Understanding Mass Movements

“Every individual is representative of the whole, a symptom, and should be intimately understood.”

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A List of “Rare Things” From 11th-Century Japanese Court Lady Sei Shonagon, World’s First Blogger
A List of “Rare Things” From 11th-Century Japanese Court Lady Sei Shonagon, World’s First Blogger

“Two women, let alone a man and a woman, who vow themselves to each other forever, and actually manage to remain on good terms to the end.”

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Susan Sontag’s List of Rules and Duties for Being 24
Susan Sontag’s List of Rules and Duties for Being 24

“Don’t criticize publicly anyone at Harvard.”

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An Institution Committed to the Dulling of the Feelings: Susan Sontag on Marriage
An Institution Committed to the Dulling of the Feelings: Susan Sontag on Marriage

“Marriage is based on the principle of inertia.”

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Charles Darwin’s List of the Pros and Cons of Marriage
Charles Darwin’s List of the Pros and Cons of Marriage

“My God, it is intolerable to think of spending one’s whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, & nothing after all.”

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