The Diary of Ana´s Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

by Anais Nin
United States
21 Feb 1903 // 14 Jan 1977
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If I love you it means we share the same fantasies, the same madnesses.

The Diary of Ana´s Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing.

The Diary of Ana´s Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
I have no brakes on... analysis is for those who are paralyzed by life.

The Diary of Ana´s Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
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.

The Diary of Ana´s Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
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.

The Diary of Ana´s Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
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The Diary of Ana´s Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

Anais Nin

 

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