"Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."Anais Nin on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Anais Nin on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."Anais Nin on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."Anais Nin on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."Anais Nin on James Dean
"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."