Henry and June: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Ana�s Nin (1931-1932)

by Anais Nin
United States
21 Feb 1903 // 14 Jan 1977
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What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.

Henry and June: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Ana�s Nin (1931-1932)
I will always be the virgin-prostitute, the perverse angel, the two-faced sinister and saintly woman.

Henry and June: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Ana�s Nin (1931-1932)
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.

Henry and June: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Ana�s Nin (1931-1932)
Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

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