Anais Nin Quotes

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.

~ Anais Nin

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

When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

~ Anais Nin

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.

~ Anais Nin

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

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

~ Anais Nin

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

~ 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.

~ Anais 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.

~ Anais 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.

~ Anais Nin

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