Anaïs Nin

1903 - 1977

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

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on adoption, dogma, literature, politics, and religion

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

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diaries of Anaïs Nin

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on country, dreams, friendship, life, love, and space

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)

Source: The Diaries of Anaïs Nin

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on absence, creation, experience, happiness, and knowledge

If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness.  For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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