Zitat des Tages von Anais Nin:
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
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.
Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.
There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.
I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all.
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
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.
Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Dreams are necessary to life.
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.
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
We write to taste life twice: in the moment and in retrospection.
Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.