anais

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

And to think she was most notably known for her Erotic writings…

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~ by amoralgrey on September 30, 2009.

2 Responses to “anais”

  1. LOVE HER!!!!!

    She has sooo many great ones…my personal favs:

    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

    “There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.”

    “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.”

    “There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don’t work.”

    “Dreams are necessary to life.”

  2. I’m so happy Anais is coming to light again. She helps explain my life. Some of my favorite quotes:

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

    “There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.”

    “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”

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