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VICTOR HUGO ~ THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. “ ~Victor Hugo

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MARGUERITE YOURCENAR ~ INTELLECTUALISM

“…and I reminded myself that the reproach of intellectualism is often directed at the most sensitive natures, those most ardently alive, those obliged by their frailty or their excess of strength constantly to resort to the arduous disciplines of the mind.” Marguerite Yourcenar

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MARGUERITE YOURCENAR ~ KNOWING YOURSELF

“The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books, and to a lesser degree schools.” Marguerite Yourcenar (Memoirs of Hadrian)

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COLETTE ~ ON BEING HAPPY

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise” Colette

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ANAIS NIN ~ THE DREAM

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living”. Anais Nin

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ANAIS NIN ~ ON MYSTERY

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” Anais Nin

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ANAIS NIN ~ QUOTE ON DREAMS

“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.” Anais Nin

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ANAIS NIN ~ ON PERSONALITY

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” Anais Nin

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ANAIS NIN ~ ADVENTURES OF THE MIND

‘For me, the adventures of the mind, each inflection of thought, each movement, nuance, growth, discovery, is a source of exhilaration’ Anais Nin

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