Quotations by Nin, Anais


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) Catalan-Cuban-French author, diarist
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The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) Catalan-Cuban-French author, diarist
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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.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) Catalan-Cuban-French author, diarist
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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) Catalan-Cuban-French author, diarist
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People living deeply have no fear of death.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) Catalan-Cuban-French author, diarist
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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) Catalan-Cuban-French author, diarist
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Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It creates the failures. 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.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) Catalan-Cuban-French author, diarist
The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4, 1944–47, Feb. 1947 (1971)
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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) Catalan-Cuban-French author, diarist
The Diary of Anais Nin, June 1941 (1966)
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