Quote of the Week: Anais Nin


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

Anais Nin

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  4 comments for “Quote of the Week: Anais Nin

  1. Sir Lance-a-lot
    July 14, 2016 at 7:06 am

    And, boy, is she the poster child for this particular comment, or what?

    You are actually familiar with Anaïs Nin and her story, aren’t you, Doug? 🙂

    • Doug Farrago
      July 14, 2016 at 10:32 am

      I am not

      • Sir Lance-a-Lot
        July 14, 2016 at 10:44 am

        Sexually involved with numerous creative people of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s, including Henry Miller and her own therapist, Otto Rank, slept with / abused by her father as a child, continued an affair with him well into adulthood, all of this while married to her first husband.
        Married to second and third husbands simultaneously for many years, one in NY and one in LA, traveled between the two.
        Early / original writer of erotic literature for women.

        Basically, a helluva woman, and whatever she saw, she saw the way she wanted to see it.

        • Doug Farrago
          July 14, 2016 at 9:05 pm


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