Anais Nin

62Anais Nin Quotes

American Author born on February 21, 1903, died on January 14, 1977

Anaïs Nin was an author 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... (source)

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. view quote

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. view quote

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. view quote

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way. view quote

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. view quote

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

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