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Quotations by author » Anais Nin
French born American Author of novels and short stories, 1903-1977
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A war regarded as inevitable or even probable, and therefore much prepared for, has a very good chance of eventually being fought
Chance
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Risk
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.
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Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
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Dreams are necessary to life.
Dreams
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
ActionDreams
Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.
Relationships
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.
FriendsFriendshipWorld
Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.
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From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.
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Good things happen to those who hustle.
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He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.
Gifts
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
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I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
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I cannot concentrate all my friendship on any single one of my friends because no one is complete enough in himself
Friendship
I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.
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I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
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I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
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