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"Henry and June" is based on her first diary Vol. 1 (1931-1934). The book and the movie are based on this diary...I suggest you read it if you haven't. There you'll find the quote "and then he flooded me again."
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In Henry and June she once uses a phrase like “and then he flooded me again”. Unfortunately I can’t find the exact spot anymore. Can anyone help?

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In Henry and June she once uses a phrase like "and then he flooded me again". Unfortunately I can't find the exact spot anymore. Can anyone help?
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Limited-edition Anaïs Nin poster. Letterpress.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/104303814/anais-nin-quote-letterpress-poster-12.

Anais Nin’s quote from her classic novel ‘Seduction of the Minotaur’ has been carefully handset in Garamond metal type and printed on a luxurious handmade cotton paper.

This is a strictly limited print, with only 3 posters (12x12”) available.

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Quote from ‘Cities of the interior’ by Anaïs Nin

And she sowed on buttons for him, she was sowing not only buttons but also sowing together the sparse disconnected fragments of his ideas, of his inventions, of his unfinished dreams, she was wearing and sowing and mending because he carried himself no thread of connections, no knowledge of mending, no thread of continuity or repair. If he allowed a word to pass that was poisoned like the primitive arrow, he never sought the counter poison, he never measured its fatal consequences. She was sowing on a button and the broken pieces of his waywardness, sowing a button and his words too loosely strung, sowing their days together to make the tapestry, their words together, their moods together which she dispersed and tore. 

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nefertiti:

Anaïs Nin in Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954, Kenneth Anger)

A masquerade party for which guests were encouraged to “Come as your madness,” inspired one of the guests—avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger—to create Inauguration of the Pleasuredome (now considered a key work in experimental film) in which famed diarist Nin and other notable figures appeared. One of the most iconic scenes is an abstraction of the costume Nin wore at the party, which she describes below.
I wore a skin-colored leotard, leopard-fur earrings glued to my breasts, and a leopard-fur belt around my waist. Gil Henderson painted on my bare back a vivid jungle scene. I wore eyelashes two inches long. My hair was dusted with gold powder. My head was inside of a birdcage. From within the cage, through the open gate, I pulled out an endless roll of paper on which I had written lines from my books. The ticker tape of the unconscious. I unwound this and handed everyone a strip with a message. (Diary 5 133) (Read more and see the original costume.)

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Anaïs Nin in Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954, Kenneth Anger)

A masquerade party for which guests were encouraged to “Come as your madness,” inspired one of the guests—avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger—to create Inauguration of the Pleasuredome (now considered a key work in experimental film) in which famed diarist Nin and other notable figures appeared. One of the most iconic scenes is an abstraction of the costume Nin wore at the party, which she describes below.

I wore a skin-colored leotard, leopard-fur earrings glued to my breasts, and a leopard-fur belt around my waist. Gil Henderson painted on my bare back a vivid jungle scene. I wore eyelashes two inches long. My hair was dusted with gold powder. My head was inside of a birdcage. From within the cage, through the open gate, I pulled out an endless roll of paper on which I had written lines from my books. The ticker tape of the unconscious. I unwound this and handed everyone a strip with a message. (Diary 5 133) (Read more and see the original costume.)

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can you please edit the anais nin quote to "Lady Chatterley, for instance" instead of "Lady Chatterley, or instance." typos on such awesome quotes really bother me! thank you!
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You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book (Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. 

Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1, pg. 7
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