Anais Nin Quotes

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

Knowledge Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Mystery Quotes

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.

Travel Quotes

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

Death Quotes, Risk Quotes, Giving Quotes, Suffering Quotes


There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.

Success Quotes, Truth Quotes

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

Religion Quotes

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

Action Quotes, Dreams Quotes, Reality Quotes, Interdependence Quotes

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.

Imagination Quotes, Reality Quotes

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way.

Fate Quotes, Poverty Quotes

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

Perception Quotes, Art Quotes

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Risk Quotes, Pain Quotes

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.

Ideas Quotes

People living deeply have no fear of death.

Death Quotes, Fear Quotes

Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.

Effort Quotes

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 naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.

Strength Quotes, Courage Quotes, Doubt Quotes

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.

Truth Quotes

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

Time Quotes

8 Top Anais Nin quotes about Love

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Love Quotes

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

Love Quotes

I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.

Love Quotes

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

Love Quotes

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?

Love Quotes

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.

Death Quotes, Love Quotes

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.

Love Quotes, Great Quotes, Anxiety Quotes

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Dreams Quotes

7 Famous Anais Nin quotes about Life

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.

Life Quotes

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.

Death Quotes, Life Quotes

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

Life Quotes, Action Quotes, Great Quotes, Dreams Quotes

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

Life Quotes, Adversity Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Courage Quotes

Dreams are necessary to life.

Life Quotes, Dreams Quotes