"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Anais Nin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Anais Nin on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Anais Nin on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Anais Nin on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Anais Nin on Helen Keller
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."
"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."
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
"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."
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