45 Motivational Anais Nin Quotes On Love, Courage, Life

Angela Anaïs Juana Antolini Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, known professionally as Anaïs Nin was a French-Cuban American diarist, essayist, novelist, and writer of short stories and erotica. Born to Cuban parents in France, Nin was the daughter of composer Joaquín Nin and Rosa Culmell, a classically trained singer. This Anais Nin quotes about friendship, change will motivate you.

Best Anais Nin Quotes

  1. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin
  2. “We don’t have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds.” ~ Anais Nin
  3. “I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically.” ~ Anais Nin
  4. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin
  5. “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.” ~ Anais Nin
  6. “We do not see the world as it is. We see the word as we are.” ~ Anais Nin

  7. “My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.” ~ Anais Nin
  8. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.” ~ Anais Nin, Anais Nin quotes on love
  9. “You cannot save people. You can only love them.” ~ Anais Nin
  10. “The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” ~ Anais Nin
  11. “You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too.” ~ Anais Nin
  12. “I don’t hear your words: your voice reverberates against my body like another kind of caress, another kind of penetration. I have no power over your voice. It comes straight from you into me. I could stuff my ears and it would find its way into my blood and make it rise.” ~ Anais Nin Quotes
  13. “Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.” ~ Anais Nin

  14. “My life is not possible to tell. I change every day, change my patterns, my concepts, my interpretations. I am a series of moods and sensations. I play a thousand roles. I weep when I find others play them for me. My real self is unknown. My work is merely an essence of this vast and deep adventure.” ~ Anais Nin
  15. “We are never trapped unless we choose to be.” ~ Anais Nin
  16. “What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.” ~ Anais Nin, Anais Nin quotes on courage
  17. “If I love you it means we share the same fantasies, the same madnesses” ~ Anais Nin

  18. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin
  19. “When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me. Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness.” ~ Anais Nin
  20. “I adore the struggle you carry in yourself. I adore your terrifying sincerity.” ~ Anais Nin
  21. “To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard.  If one changes internally one should not continue to live with the same objects.  They reflect one’s mind and psyche of yesterday.  I throw away what has no dynamic, living use.” ~ Anais Nin
  22. “I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.” ~ Anais Nin
  23. “The enemy of a love is never outside, it’s not a man or woman, it’s what we lack in ourselves.” ~ Anais Nin
  24. “I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits” ~ Anais Nin
  25. “I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.” ~ Anais Nin

  26. “I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.” ~ Anais Nin
  27. “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.” ~ Anais Nin
  28. “Do not seek the because – in love, there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.” ~ Anais Nin”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, or fix us in the present. We are made of layers, cells, constellations.” ~ Anais Nin
  29. “What everyone forgets is that passion is not merely a heightened sensual fusion but a way of life which produces, as in the mystics, an ecstatic awareness of the whole of life.” ~ Anais Nin
  30. “Experience teaches acceptance of the imperfect as life.” ~ Anais Nin

  31. “We see the world as ‘we’ are, not as ‘it’ is; because it is the “I” behind the ‘eye’ that does the seeing.” ~ Anais Nin
  32. “The real wonders of life lie in the depths. Exploring the depths for truths is the real wonder which the child and the artist know: magic and power lie in truth.” ~ Anais Nin
  33. “When you possess light within, you see it externally.” ~ Anais Nin
  34. “Create a world, your world. Alone. Stand alone. And then love will come to you, then it comes to you.” ~ Anais Nin
  35. “Tranquillity is contagious, peace is contagious. One only thinks of the contagiousness of illness, but there is the contagion of serenity and joy.” ~ Anais Nin
  36. “I walked into my own book, seeking peace. It was night, and I made a careless movement inside the dream; I turned too brusquely the corner and I bruised myself against my madness.” ~ Anais Nin

  37. “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.” ~ Anais Nin Quotes
  38. “I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.” ~ Anais Nin
  39. “The only transformer and alchemist that turns everything into gold is love. The only magic against death, aging, ordinary life, is love.” ~ Anais Nin
  40. “You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.” ~ Anais Nin
  41. “I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” ~ Anais Nin

  42. “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as the 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.” ~ Anais Nin
  43. “The secret of life was Breath. That was what I always wanted my words to do, to Breathe.” ~ Anais Nin
  44. “We are all engaged in the task of peeling off the false selves, the programmed selves, the selves created by our families, our culture, our religions. It is an enormous task because the history of women has been as incompletely told as the history of blacks.” ~ Anais Nin
  45. “Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.” ~ Anais Nin

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