Anais Nin Quotes.
What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
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.
It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.
Dreams are necessary to life.
Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically.
Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Truth is something which can’t be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
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.
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 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.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.