Anais Nin Quotes

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

~Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

~Dreams are necessary to life.

~Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.

~Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

~I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

~I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.

~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.

~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.

~Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

~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 it’s source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

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

~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 only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

~The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.

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

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

~There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.

~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.

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~ by Eva on September 26, 2009.

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