Anais Nin Quotes (40 quotations)

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1. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin

2. 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

3. Dreams are necessary to life. - Anais Nin

4. 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

5. Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it. - Anais Nin

6. 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

7. Good things happen to those who hustle. - Anais Nin

8. He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie. - Anais Nin

9. How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. - Anais Nin

10. I looked with chameleon eyes upon the changing face of the world, looked with anonymous vision upon my uncompleted self. - Anais Nin

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

12. I walk ahead of myself in perpetual expectancy of miracles. - Anais Nin

13. 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 nave or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. - Anais Nin

14. 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. - Anais Nin

15. If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation. - Anais Nin

16. 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

17. It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. - Anais Nin

18. 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. - Anais Nin

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

20. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin

21. Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live. - Anais Nin

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

23. 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

24. People living deeply have no fear of death. - Anais Nin

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

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