„Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.“

—  Anaïs Nin

Winter, 1931-1932
Diary entries (1914 - 1974)
Zdroj: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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