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Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)
US (French-born) author & diarist [more author details]
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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.
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Anais Nin
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 na´ve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
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Ana´s Nin
There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions.
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Anais Nin
We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.
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Anais Nin
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
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Anais Nin
When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.
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Anais Nin
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.
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Anais Nin, "Winter of Artifice"
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
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Anais Nin, The Diary of Anais Nin, volume 3, 1939-1944
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.
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Anais Nin, The Diary of Anais Nin, volume 4, 1944-1947

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