Anais Nin

Anais Nin

Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was an essayist and memoirist born to Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She wrote journals, 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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Each contact with a human being is so rare so precious one should preserve it.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

It's all right for a woman to be above all human. I am a woman first of all.

When you make a world tolerable for yourself you make a world tolerable for others.

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

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say.

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up to live for a moment in unison with it that was the miracle.

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.

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.

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

Age does not protect you from love. But love to some extent protects you from age.

I will not be just a tourist in the world of images just watching images passing by which I cannot live in make love to possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

Dreams are necessary to life.

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