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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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Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon
Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon

“You live out the confusions until they become clear.”

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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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Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts
Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts

“Nothing is mysterious, no human relation. Except love.”

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