Quotes by Anais Nin

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.
– Anais Nin

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Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments.
– Anaïs Nin

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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
– Anaïs Nin

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Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
– Anaïs Nin

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We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
– Anaïs Nin

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
– Anais Nin

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Dreams are necessary to life.
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How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
– Anaïs Nin

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Sometimes we reveal ourselves when we are least like ourselves.
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You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.
– Anaïs Nin

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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

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I write emotional algebra.
– Anaïs Nin

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The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
– Anaïs Nin

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Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
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The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.
– Anais Nin

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People living deeply have no fear of death.
– Anais Nin

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I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
– Anais Nin

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Our love of each other was like two long shadows kissing without hope of reality.
– Anais Nin

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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
– Anais Nin

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“Our age has need of violence,” he writes. And he is violence.
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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.
– Anais Nin

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He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.
– Anaïs Nin

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