Anaïs Nin

1903 - 1977

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on cosmic, meaning, and life

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.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on women, selves, history, and feminine

We are all engaged in the task of peeling off the false selves, the programmed selves, the selves created by our families, our culture, our religions. It is an enormous task because the history of women has been as incompletely told as the history of blacks.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on change, transformation, life, mind, and letting go

To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one's mind and the psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, death, blindness, weariness, and betrayal

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.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, age, and loving

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

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, joy, ecstasy, world, and images

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.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, anxiety, panic, and salvation

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.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, dreams, and life

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.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on authenticity, generosity, taking, giving, devotion, doing for others, hiding, and disguise

Is devotion to others a cover for the hungers and the needs of the self, of which one is ashamed? I was always ashamed to take. So I gave. It was not a virtue. It was a disguise.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 4, 1944-1947

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on fate, breakthrough, psychiatry, blame, and responsibility

I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume 2 (1934-1939)

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