Anais Nin Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old anais nin quotes, anais nin sayings, and anais nin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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 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.     

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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 withering, of tarnishing.     

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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.     

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

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We don t see things as they are, we see them as we are.     

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

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Your eyes make me shy.     

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

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

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How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?     

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

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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 withering, of tarnishing.     

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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.     

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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.     

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We efface an hour by passionate love, without twists, without aftertaste. When it is finished, it is not finished, we lie still in each other's arms lulled by our love, by tenderness -- sensuality in which the whole being can participate.     

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

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You cannot save people, you can just love them.     

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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.     

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How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?     

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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.     

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The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.     

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

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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.     

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

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People living deeply have no fear of death.     

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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.     

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Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It creates the failures. 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.     

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I am like a snake who has already bitten. I retreat from a direct battle while knowing the slow effect of the poison.     

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I made no resolutions for the new year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.     

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