«Live with your eyes wide open.»Sheila Hendrix

Anaïs Nin Quotes

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«we are sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love, or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, & always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit.» — Anaïs Nin
«Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.» — Anaïs Nin
«When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.» — Anaïs Nin
«life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, & stumble from defeat to defeat.» — Anaïs Nin
«How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.» — Anaïs Nin
«We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.» — Anaïs Nin
«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.» — Anaïs Nin
«Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.» — Anaïs Nin
«Coming near him like a ballet dancer she took a leap towards him, and he, frightened by her vehemence, and fearing that she would crash against him, instinctively became absolutely rigid, and she felt herself embracing a statue.» — Anaïs Nin
«Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction» — Anaïs Nin
«I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing.» — Anaïs Nin
«life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. where people fails is that they wish to elect astate & remain in it. this is a kind of death.» — Anaïs Nin
«Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.» — Anaïs Nin
«I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.» — Anaïs Nin
«I can elect something I love and absorb myself in it.» — Anaïs Nin
«All those who try to unveil the mysteries always have tragic lives. At the end they are always punished.» — Anaïs Nin
«The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.» — Anaïs 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 naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.» — Anaïs Nin
«I reserve the right to love many different people at once, and to change my prince often.» — Anaïs Nin
«Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.» — Anais Nin
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