“What we call our destiny is inside us. It is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it means we are free to change our destiny.”—Anaïs Nin.
“The basis of insincerity is the idealized image we hold of ourselves and wish to impose on others.”
—Anais Nin, writer.
“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, writer.
“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
—Anais Nin, writer (21 Feb 1903-1977).
“We are going to the moon—that’s not very far. Man has got so much farther to go within himself.”
“When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.”
“I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness. In reality those who satisfy me are those who simply allow me to live with my ‘idea of them’.”
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living
- Anais Nin on Love (kipsthoughts.wordpress.com)
- Writing Motivation: Anais Nin, thank you! (prspates.wordpress.com)
- Nin 01 (notesfromanomadicmind.wordpress.com)
- Those are European ideas in Anaïs Nin’s Little Birds (jseliger.com)
“What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship? ”
“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.”
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Throw your dream into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, or a new country. -Anais Nin, author (1903-1977)
“When others asked the truth of me, I was convinced it was not the truth they wanted, but an illusion they could bear to live with.”
-Anais Nin, writer (1903-1977).