"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Anais Nin on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Anais Nin on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Anais Nin on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Anais Nin on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Anais Nin on Saint Augustine
"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."