Anaïs Nin

1903 - 1977

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on truth and simplification

To me the truth is something which cannot be told in a few words, and those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anais Nin: Vol. 1 (1931-1934)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on family, imperfect, humanize, yourself, balance, life, and forget

I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin

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

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on magic and perception

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.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: Women Know Everything!: 3,241 Quips, Quotes, and Brilliant Remarks

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on true sight

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

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on writing, sing, and culture

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: Anais Nin

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, life, spirituality, healing, light, breathe, and living large

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

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on perception

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

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on living in the moment, persistence, and presence

The dream was always running ahead of one. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was a miracle.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: Quotable Women - A Celebration

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