Anaïs Nin

1903 - 1977

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on pain, risk, and time

Then the time came when the risk it took 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 words

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Beware of allowing a tactless word, a rebuttal, a rejection to obliterate the whole sky.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. III, 1969, January 1944

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on people and truth

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.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. III, 1969, Fall 1943

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on individuality and understanding

Every individual is representative of the whole . . . and should be intimately understood, and this would give a far greater understanding of mass movements and sociology.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. III, 1969, September 1940

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on best friend, chastity, death, friendship, and wives

Someone told me the delightful story of the crusader who put a chastity belt on his wife and gave the key to his best friend for safekeeping, in case of his death.  He had ridden only a few miles away when his friend, riding hard, caught up with him, saying "You gave me the wrong key!"

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on death, failure, kindness, life, people, and wishes

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.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on death, fear, life, and people

People living deeply have no fear of death.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. II, 1966, August 1935

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on art, poverty, and reality

Poverty is the great reality.  That is why the artist seeks it.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. II, 1966, Summer 1937

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on women

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It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human.  I am a woman first of all.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. I, 1966, June 1933

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on life, meaning, seek, and unity

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life. . . . To seek a total unity is wrong.  To give as much meaning to one's life as possible is right to me.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. II, 1967, June 1935

Contributed by: Zaady

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