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Anais Nin Quotes & Quotations
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    Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    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. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    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. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    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. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    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-NinAnais Nin
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    Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    The only abnormality is the incapacity to love. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. Anais-NinAnais Nin
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    The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. Anais-Nin/">Anais Nin
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    The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. Anais-Nin/">Anais Nin
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    There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do. Anais-Nin/">Anais Nin
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    There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais-Nin/">Anais Nin
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    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. Anais-Nin/">Anais Nin
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    We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. Anais-Nin/">Anais Nin
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    When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. Anais-Nin/">Anais Nin
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    When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others. Anais-Nin/">Anais Nin