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Anais Nin Quotes

(1914-1977), French-born American Novelist, Dancer

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

Category: Action

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. Albert Einstein 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.

Category: Action

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

Category: Action

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.

Category: Attitude

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Category: Courage

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.

Category: Courage

Dreams are necessary to life.

Category: Dreams

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

Category: Fathers

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.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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…

Category: Joy

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

Category: Love

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.

Category: Orgasm

The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation.

Category: Pornography

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.

Category: Truth

Woman does not forget she needs the fecundator, she does not forget that everything that is born of her is planted in her.

Category: Women