quote by Anais Nin

Life, religion and art all converge in Bali. They have no word in their language for 'artist' or 'art.' Everyone is an artist.

— Anais Nin

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I have a bit of a traveling addiction, and, ah, yeah. I went to, ah, Bali this summer.


Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive.

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There is a saying in Bali: "We have no art.

We do everything as beautifully as possible." This reflects my philosophy of practice. I try to remember daily what a gift it is to have the privilege of living in this wondrous world.

Bali and the Aman resorts are all very luxurious, great places to go.

I had dreamed of visiting Bali for many years and because I had an extended family of Balinese friends in Los Angeles, I felt connected. The island is so peaceful and the smiles are constant.


It was [the concept of] nationalism that Indonesia was established on.

Not the Javanese, not the Sumatran, not the Bornean, Sulawesi, Bali or others, but the Indonesian, that together became the foundation of one nationale staat (nation-state).

I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am.

I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.

[In Bali] life is a rhythmic, patterned unreality of pleasant, significant movement, centered in one's own body to which all emotions long ago withdrew.

Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.


The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying;

the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.

We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.

Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.

Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.

My home has a split personality. Some of the rooms are very French antique. Think Aubusson rugs, turquoise ceramic jugs, sandbag pillows, and broken birdcages. The other half is very Aztec. Neon ikat fabric pillows, vintage books piled up to the ceiling, and shutters from Bali.


Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.

At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.

you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead.

I could probably live in Bali the rest of my life and completely live in the sticks and have a f - king moped and make a record every couple of years and not step in public and break even like I do anyway. That's really tempting.

Take what happened to me in Bali. I planned on going to Ubud, then met a man on an airplane who told me it was too touristy. He gave me an address on the other side of the island, which turned out to be a palace where I lived for four years.


Bhuta ia, dewa ia. (Bali expression meaning Man is a demon, man is a god.)

God dwells within you, as you.

To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.

After Cannes every year, I end up going to some foreign country I've never been to before and introducing myself to a new religion - I'll go to Bali and research Hinduism, or I'll go to Thailand and get another tattoo from Thai tattoo artist Ajarn Noo Kanpai.

Guilt's just your ego's way of tricking you into thinking that you're making moral progress. Don't fall for it, my dear.


I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.

We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.

The more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life's achievement.

I feel at home most places I go, but my very top of the list are Bali, Italy, and London. Those are like second homes to me.

Ive lived in Jakarta and have seen a lot more by living here, and I understand that theres so much more to Indonesia than just Bali and Jakarta.


We've only recently turned the corner on the Sept.

11 attacks being blamed on Jews and Israelis, as well as almost every other terrorist attack, whether in London, Madrid, Bali or Egypt.

There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.

There are big surfing communities in every country with an ocean coast that I know in Central and South America. Same with Mexico, Bali, and nearly every island nation that gets waves in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. But that's a relatively recent development in most places.

A restaurant with candles and flowers evokes more reveries than the Isle of Bali does.