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all quotes by Anaïs Nin (13)

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

The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Volume 1 | january 1931

"If I love you, it must be because we shared, at some moment, the same imaginings, the same madness, the same stage."

Henry and June: From A Journal of Love: the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin | january 1932

"Love reduces the complexity of living."

Henry and June: From A Journal of Love: the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin | 1932

"I want to do things so wild with you that I don't know how to say them."

A Literate Passion: Letters of Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller | august 1932

"You cannot save people, you can only love them."

The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 2: 1934-1939 | 1934

"Dreams are necessary to life."

The Diary of Anaïs Nin II | june 1936

"The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams."

The Diaries of Anaïs Nin | december 1940

"You live out the confusions until they become clear."

volume 3 | november 1941

"It was while writing a Diary that I discovered how to capture the living moments."

On Writing | 1942

"Anxiety is love's greatest killer, because it is like the stranglehold of the drowning."

The Diaries of Anaïs Nin | february 1947

"Jazz is the music of the body."

The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 5 | december 1947

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

The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 7 | fall 1968

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

Mirages: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin | november 2013
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