Anaïs Nin Quotes
By Anonymous on April 08, 2011
Anaïs Nin Quotes
“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
“Good things happen to those who hustle”.
“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing”.
“All right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all”.
“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”.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage”.
“Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live”.
“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing”.
“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living”.
“People living deeply have no fear of death”.
“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle”.
“The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless”.
“The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery”.
“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say”.
“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do”.
“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person”.
“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”.
“Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning”.
“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are”.
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls”.
“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow”.
"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."
"Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are."
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
"I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ"
"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."
"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."
"Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together."
"Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions."
"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."
"There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don't work."
"I hate men who are afraid of women's strength."
"Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction"
"I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live." Share