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“I want to be your south wind—bringing good and fruitful things only.”

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source: letter to Henry Miller, October 8, 1933, in A Literate Passion: Letters of Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller, 1932–1953 (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1989), 215.

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“It was the first time I ever saw people actually flying around the streets, it was so windy. Cabbed to Union Square ($3) and that’s where I really saw people in the air. If you were on the sunny side of the street it was nice, beautiful, but then when you’d hit a corner you’d get blown away. People were holding on to things. Went to the office. Stephen Mueller and Ronnie were finishing stretching Shadow paintings for my show next week.”

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source: Thursday, January 18, 1978 diary entry, The Andy Warhol Diaries (New York: Random House, 1991).

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“Owing to my boat’s shape, she could not wear a tall mast without turning over and so her pocket-handkerchief-sized sail could only garner and harvest the tiniest cupfuls of wind; thus, for the most part, she was propelled from point to point with oars, and when we had a full crew on board—three dogs, an owl, and sometimes a pigeon—and were carrying a full cargo—some two dozen containers full of seawater and specimens—she was a back-aching load to push through the water.”

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source: Fauna and Family (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978), 21.

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