"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Anais Nin on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Anais Nin on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Anais Nin on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Anais Nin on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Anais Nin on Ronald Reagan
"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."
"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."