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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
«Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.» — Anaïs Nin
«each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should reserve it.» — Anaïs Nin
«People living deeply have no fear of death.» — Anaïs Nin
«she lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. she lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. she doe not care to be herself.» — Anaïs Nin
«the dream was always running ahead of me. to catch up, to live for a moment in unison, was the miracle.» — Anaïs Nin
«living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.» — Anaïs Nin
«I can elect something I love and absorb myself in it.» — Anaïs Nin
«When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.» — Anaïs Nin
«We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.» — Anaïs Nin
«All those who try to unveil the mysteries always have tragic lives. At the end they are always punished.» — Anaïs Nin
«the personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.» — Anaïs Nin
«We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.» — Anaïs Nin
«I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.» — Anaïs Nin
«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
«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
«If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.» — Anaïs Nin
«A big enough artist, I say, can eat anything, must eat everything and then alchemize it. Only the feeble writer is afraid of expansion.» — 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
«Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction» — Anaïs Nin
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