"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Anais Nin on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Anais Nin on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Anais Nin on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Anais Nin on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Anais Nin on Robert Frost
"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."
"I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern."