Anaïs Nin 1903 – 1977

We are beginning to see the influence of dream upon reality and reality upon dream.

The unconscious can become destructive if it is disregarded and thwarted.

The creative personality never remains fixed on the first world it discovers. It never resigns itself to anything.

The dream, scrutinized by scientists in various experiments, has been found to be an absolute necessity to man.

To withhold from living is to die … the more you give of yourself to life the more life nourishes you.

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, of fix us in the present. We are made of layers, cells, constellations.

No one but a woman in love ever sees the maximum of men’s greatness

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.

Passion gives me moments of wholeness.

Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.

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

Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage

Life is so fluid that one can only hope to capture the living moment, to capture it alive and fresh … without destroying that moment.

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.

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