Anais Nin

Anaïs Nin (Spanish: [anaˈis ˈnin]; born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell; February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was an essayist and memoirist born to Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba but lived most of her life in the United States where she became an established author. She wrote journals (which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death), novels, critical studies, essays, short stories, and erotica. A great deal of her work, including Delta of Venus and Little Birds, was published posthumously.

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Anais Nin Quotes

Anais Nin #Age #Age #Love #Love

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Anais Nin #Dad #Time

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
Anais Nin #Death #Fear #Life

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anais Nin #Death

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
Anais Nin #Dreams #Life

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anais Nin #Dreams

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anais Nin #Love

Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
Anais Nin #Courage #Men #Strength

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Anais Nin #Friendship #Love

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin #Good

Good things happen to those who hustle.
Anais Nin #Imagination

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.
Anais Nin #Life

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Anais Nin #Love

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
Anais Nin #Travel

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Anais Nin #Art

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
Anais Nin #Courage #Life

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin #Dreams

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anais Nin #Friendship

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anais Nin #Knowledge

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
Anais Nin #Truth

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
Anais Nin #Love

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Anais Nin #Dreams #Life #Love

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Anais Nin #Religion

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin #Morning

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
Anais Nin #Life

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.