Top 30 Inspiring Anaïs Nin Quotes Of Wisdom

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Anaïs Nin was a French-Cuban American novelist. She wrote essays, diaries, short stories and erotica. She grew up in Europe but eventually moved to the United States where she established herself as an author.
Nin died of cervix cancer but will always be remembered for her unique style of writing as well as her psychological insight. Here are some of her inspiring quotes.

Inspiring Anaïs Nin Quotes

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anaïs Nin

“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.” – 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

“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.” – Anaïs Nin

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” – Anaïs Nin

“Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.”

– Anaïs Nin

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” – Anaïs Nin

“Worlds self made are so full of monsters and demons.” –Anaïs Nin

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” – Anaïs Nin

“Solitude may rust your words.” – Anaïs Nin

“You write while you are alive. You do not preserve them in alcohol until the moment you are ready to write about them.” – Anaïs Nin

“Art is the method of levitation, in order to separate one’s self from enslavement by the earth.”

– Anaïs Nin

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

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

“The final lesson a writer learns is that everything can nourish the writer.” – Anaïs Nin

“Nothing too long imagined can be perfect in a wordly way.” – Anaïs Nin

“To withhold from living is to die … the more you give of yourself to life the more life nourishes you.” – Anaïs Nin

“Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments.”

– Anaïs Nin

“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” – Anaïs Nin

“To lie, of course, is to engender insanity.” – Anaïs Nin

“Some people read to confirm their own hopelessness. Others read to be rescued from it.” ― Anaïs Nin

“All those who try to unveil the mysteries always have tragic lives. At the end they are always punished.” – Anaïs Nin

“There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions.” ― Anaïs Nin

“My life is slowed up by thought and the need to understand what I am living.”

– Anaïs Nin

“Passion gives me moments of wholeness.” – Anaïs Nin

“Whenever you do something that is not aligned with the yearning or your soul—you create suffering.” – Anaïs Nin

“Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together” – Anaïs Nin

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anaïs Nin

“Dreams are necessary to life.” – Anaïs Nin

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