Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell,professionally known as Anaïs Nin was born on 21st February 1903 inNeuilly, France.
Her father name was Joaquin Nin and her mother name was Rosa Culmell.Hugh Parker Guiler was Anaïs Nin's husband from 1923 until her death in 1977and on March 17, 1955 she married to Rupert Pole and she kept her marriage toGuiler secret from Pole for 11 years.
She spent her childhood and early life in Europe. She moved with her mother to New York City, where she attended high school and she dropped out of high school in 1919 at the age of sixteen.
She was a French-American diarist, essayist, novelist, and writer of short stories and erotica. She is most famous because of her diaries and journals, which she began writing in her adolescence. Most of her journals were published during her lifetime and provide a deeply explorative insight into her personal life and relationships.
She was one of the first women in the modern West known to writer otica. Before her there was a little work on erotica written specially by women such as the work of “Kate Chopin”.Nin often cited authors Djuna Barnes and D.H. Lawrence as inspirations. Inaddition to her journals and collections of erotica, Nin wrote several novelssuch as “House of Incest” (1936), “Winter of Artifice” (1939), “Cities of the Interior” (1959).
She also wrote many non-fictions, short stories, filmography and quotes. She also wrote many interesting quotes which we can use to seek help in our daily life. One of her most famous love quote is as follows,
“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.”
Best Quotes Of Anaïs Nin
If I love you it means we share the same fantasies, fantasies, the same madnesses.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
"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... Read More "
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other souls.
Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
"It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. "
"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. "
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. "
"I made no resolution for New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. "
"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. "
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Awareness hurts. Relationships hurts.Life hurts. But to float to drift, to live in the dream does not hurt.
Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.
"When you're in my arms, I know you're mine. But your feet are so swift, so swift, they carry you as lightly as wings, I never know where, too fast, too fast away from me. "
I'm restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.
"I feel a little like the moon who took possession of you for a moment and then returned your soul to you. You should not love me. One ought not to love the moon. If you come too near me, I will hurt you. "
You cannot save people; you can only love them.
"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. "
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
"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."
"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. "
"If you love the truth, you'll trust it - that is, you will expect it to be good, beautiful, perfect, orderly, etc., in the long run, not necessarily in the short run."
We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.
"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."
"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."