Best of Anais Nin Quotes

Anais Nin was an American-born author, poet, and diarist. She is one of the most famous 20th-century women writers. Born in France on October 27, 1903, Anaïs was one of the most famous female writers of the 20th century. She is best known for her seven novels written between 1934 and 1959. The first two are called “Ladders to Fire” and “Children of the Albatross”. Here are some of the best of Anais nin quotes that will give you wisdom.

Anais Nin was a renowned author who also thrived as an artist and photographer. Her many published collections of journals, which she called “episodes,” were written with the intent of self-analysis.

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.”

“We are never trapped unless we choose to be.”

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

“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 Quotes

“Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”

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

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”

“I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically.”

“You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing.”

Anais Nin Quotes

“We have been poisoned by fairy tales.”

“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.”

“Good things happen to those who hustle.”

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”

“I have no brakes on…analysis is for those who are paralyzed by life.”

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

“It is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar.”

“Eroticism is one of the basic means of self-knowledge, as indispensable as poetry.”

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