Monday, July 09, 2007

To The Ordinary World

I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world.
I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women.
To enter ordinary relationships.
I want ecstasy.
I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world.
I will not adjust myself to the world.
I am adjusted to myself.

Anais Nin

21 comments:

Flounder said...

I may live in my own little world, but at least everyone knows me there.

Think Frustrated said...

Anais Ninn is one of the most quotable people ever. this, is true.

Sizzle said...

love that quote. anais rules.

Melliferous Pants said...

You do want to be the girl with the most cake.

miss kendra said...

i will not adjust myself to the world.

thank you.

Melissa said...

Anais Nin is heavily quotable. I especially love the last two lines. :)

Hypersonic said...

Loved the Anais Nin quote, as Jacob said, one of the most quotable people. Shame I couldn't see the picture though.

Übermilf said...

I disregard the porportions, too. That's why my butt is so big.

The Europhile said...

Life aint a dress rehearsal. Sounds like you get it...
Eat all the cake.
Bay/Paris

Spinning Girl said...

You, Anais ... you say what I mean to say, and so very well.

Rich said...

Ah, yes, such self-love is ideal.

No risk, little fear.

"When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others." -Anaïs Nin

but...

"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman." -Anaïs Nin

...even Anaïs floundered at the sterility of such an existence.

Personally I prefer 'A Spy in the House of Love'.

yournamehere said...

This is just a flowery excuse for being stubborn.

jiggs said...

I will adjust my underwear to the world

Tits McGee said...

I like "Delta of Venus." This should come as no surprise.

Heh heh...I said "come."

Cactus Prick said...

Anais died alone with a lot of cats and resentment, didn't she?

matty said...

Anais Nin was so very cool.

...words to live by!

brookem said...

this is a great quote!

jungle jane said...

pssssssssssssst! Brookelina! i got a whole bag of exctasy! you should have asked, dude - 5 quid each, yeah?

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I am new to Anais Bin. Very intersting quote...

Justin said...

That's actually a very pretty piece.

I also refuse to adjust to the world and stop being eleven years old. Come to the zoo with me! We can look at the elephants! (I'm not really trying to be funny; I haven't been to the zoo in a while.)

Nance said...

Anais' take on the whole "I will wear purple" ethos.