Talk:Anaïs Nin

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Quote from Anais Nin?

The following is commonly attributed to Nin:- "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, or a new country."

Is it hers?

Disputed quote - "We don't see things as they are..."[edit]

Found via Google: 'Regarding Eric Silverman's inquiry -- after doing some research, I've come to the conclusion that the attribution to the Talmud originates in a 1961 Anaïs Nin novel, _The Seduction of the Minotaur_, which includes the line: >>Lillian was reminded of the talmudic words: "We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are."<<' - http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=h-judaic&month=1108&week=b&msg=RizwZWCgeA8woVU9mNOEYQ&user=&pw

Also, this page attributes a nearly identical quote to a work several decades earlier by another author - http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/H._M._Tomlinson

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  • Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
  • My ideas usually come not at the desk writing but in the midst of living.