Anais Nin

Anais Nin

French-born American Novelist, Dancer

Lived from: 1914-1977

Quotes: Anais Nin

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    Dreams are necessary to life.
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    Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
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    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…
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    And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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    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.
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    Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
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    Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
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    Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.
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    Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
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    Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.
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    How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
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    I love your silences, they are like mine.
    Source: Under a Glass Bell (1944)
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    I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
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    I seek the real stuff of life. Profound drama.
    Source: The Diary Of Anais Nin vol. 2
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    I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
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