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The past is good (as we all know), twenty, thirty years back everything was good, anyone can tell you that.
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For many years I used the pronoun 'we.' Now, as in my youth, I go to sleep and wake up alone.

— Nina Berberova

It looks now as if everything has been profitable to me. And if the payment has sometimes been excessive, it was afer all the payment, for life, and there cannot be and is no excessive payment for life.

— Nina Berberova

I think that an anthill is better than a nest ... that in the anthill among a hundred thousand or a million you are freer than in a nest, where all sit around and look at one another, waiting until scientists finally discover ways to make us mind readers ... the psychology of the nest is loathsome to me, and I always sympathize with one who flees his nest, even if he flees into an anthill, where it may be crowded but one can find solitude - that most natural, most worthy state of man, that precious and intense state of being conscious of the world and of oneself.

— Nina Berberova

[On New York:] ... a city rose before me. It was narrow and tall like a gothic temple, surrounded by water, and ... it suddenly appeared, as if with a slight push it detached itself out of the invisible into the visible.

— Nina Berberova

I had learnt to seek intensity - more of life, a concentrated sense of life.

— Nina Berberova

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