"I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Anais Nin on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Anais Nin on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Anais Nin on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Anais Nin on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Anais Nin on C. S. Lewis
"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."