"I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Anais Nin on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Anais Nin on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Anais Nin on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Anais Nin on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Anais Nin on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."