“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect to a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”
All three quotes by Anais Nin
I read Anais Nin when I was a teenager, and only remember that she opened up vistas of expanded possibilities for my curious mind. She was famous for her candid self-portraits and introspecting, and her 7-volume diaries were eventually published in 1966. Many early critics described her with a limiting “unconformist and feminist” label, because of the sexual innuendos in a lot of her writings (see her relationship to Henry Miller). However, her reflections sprang from the deep psychological insights of a life-long writer on a journey of self-discovery.
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