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Anais Nin
Anais Nin

Noted author and feminist Anais Nin is known primarily for her masterpiece, "Nin's Diary", which brought her lasting fame and critical acceptance. Though many of her peers tried to convince her that her 200 manuscript diary volumes were destroying any chance she had of becoming a published novelist, her diaries actually became the basis of her fiction. Nin began her life as a writer publis…

Date of Birth: February 21, 1903
Date of Death: January 14, 1977


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"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." Anais Nin
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"What I cannot love, I overlook" Anais Nin
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"I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern." Anais Nin
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"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais 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 Nin
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"Too late for changes, too late perhaps for explanations and ideological webs, but the love goes on, the love goes on, blind to laws and warnings and even to wisdom and to fears. And whatever that love is, perhaps an illusion of a new love, I want it, I can't resist it, my whole being melts in one kiss, my knowledge melts, my fears melt, my blood dances, my legs open." Anais Nin
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"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations." Anais Nin
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"Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together." Anais Nin
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"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls." Anais Nin
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"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." Anais Nin
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"If happiness is the absence of fever then I will never know happiness. For I am posessed by a fever for knowledge, experience and creation." Anais Nin
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"Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions." 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
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"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book(Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom(when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this(or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death."" Anais Nin
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"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection" Anais 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 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
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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 Nin
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"If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way." Anais Nin
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"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull..." Anais 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 Nin
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