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“I’m happier being outside the flow.”

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source: “The Mad Scientist of Smut,” by Charles McGrath, The New York Times, August 4, 2011.

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“Work: work doesn’t solve everything but when a person is practicing the work that he loves, you can always tell; there is a rhythm in their absorption which shows in the eyes; their eyes glitter with sights brought back from private places: when the right words come together the world becomes at that moment mathematically perfect: so with each stitch of the cobbler’s machine, the tailor’s needle. They are seeing unity, peace, in some tiny fragment of the world and they know that this fragment is themselves.”

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source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin (vol 5, 1947–1955) (New York: First Harvest, 1975), 172.

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