53 Anais Nin Quotes


  • Dreams are necessary to life.– Anais Nin


  • The secret of joy is the mastery of pain. – Anais Nin


  • Everything but happiness is neurosis. – Anais Nin


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


  • Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage. – Anais Nin


  • 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


  • There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do. – 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


36 Inspirational Aeschylus quotes


  • Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. – Anais Nin


  • Creation which cannot express itself becomes madness. – Anais Nin


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


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


  • 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. – Anais Nin


  • Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself. – Anais Nin


  • This diary is my kief, hashish and opium pipe. This is my drug and my vice. – Anais Nin


  • It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before. To test your limits. To break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin


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


  • The only abnormality is the incapacity to love. – Anais Nin


  • My diary is a mirror telling the story of a dreamer who, a long long time ago went through life the way one reads a book. – Anais Nin


No one but a woman in love ever sees the maximum of men’s  greatness. – Anais Nin


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  • I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. – Anais Nin


  • I have no brakes on, analysis is for those who are paralyzed by life. – Anais Nin


  • To lie, of course, is to engender insanity. – Anais Nin


  • All those who try to unveil the mysteries always have tragic lives. At the end they are always punished. – Anais Nin


  • I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength.– Anais Nin


51 Bette Davis quotes to motivate you


  • My life is slowed up by thought and the need to understand what I am living. – Anais Nin


  • 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


  • The poet is one who is able to keep the fresh vision of the child alive. – Anais Nin


  • I seek the real stuff of life. Profound drama. – Anais Nin


  • Experience teaches acceptance of the imperfect as life. – Anais Nin


  • 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


  • The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say. – Anais Nin


  • 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. – Anais Nin


  • The enemy of a love is never outside, it’s not a man or woman, it’s what we lack in ourselves. – Anais Nin


  • The creative personality never remains fixed on the first world it discovers. It never resigns itself to anything. – Anais Nin


  • I write emotional algebra. – Anais Nin


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


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


  • Someday I’ll be locked up for love insanity. “She loved too much.” – Anais Nin


  • We are beginning to see the influence of dream upon reality and reality upon dream. – Anais Nin


  • 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


  • We are going to the moon, that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself. – Anais Nin


  • To withhold from living is to die… the more you give of yourself to life the more life nourishes you. – Anais Nin


  • Passion gives me moments of wholeness. – Anais Nin


  • My ideas usually come not at the desk writing but in the midst of living. – Anais Nin


  • Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction. – Anais Nin


  • When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others. – Anais Nin


  • I would say that compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity. – Anais Nin


  • Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky. – Anais Nin


  • The final lesson a writer learns is that everything can nourish the writer. The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter, a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned. – Anais Nin


  • What I cannot love, I overlook. – Anais Nin


52 Motivating Ayn Rand quotes


  • The truly faithless one is the one who makes love to only a fraction of you and denies the rest. – Anais Nin


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