Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Quotables: Anais Nin

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

"..it suddenly seems monstrous to me, to expose the feelings one has, even those in the past, even the dead ones."

"...for no one has ever loved an adventurous woman as they have loved adventurous men."

"I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding."

author, woman, free-thinker

Sidenote: Dude. She's fucking awesome.

Carry on.


(what are you reading?)


dpm said...

comic books...

Supa said...

@dpm: Bat Man, Catwoman and such?


Nexgrl said...

I just finished reading A Good Indian Wife by Anne Cherian.

Anonymous said...

I will definitely read the book you referenced. The excerpts were powerful.


Aunt Jackie said...

she is was and will always be one of my heroes!

That Girl Tam said...

D to the P to the M????

The hell??? Yall killin me with semi-regular updates and blasts from the past...

I've been reading hospital discharge papers from the E.R. and parenting magazines...I'm trying to figure out why they keep changing the parenting rules.

Glad to see ur posting again.

mrs-tj said...

Woo Hoo! "Good things happen to those who hustle" anais nin