"The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."Anais Nin on Robert Frost
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."Anais Nin on Buddha
"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."Anais Nin on Will Smith
"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."Anais Nin on Sai Baba
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."Anais Nin on George Bernard Shaw
"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."