It’s a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together. – Anais Nin
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. – Anais Nin
And sometimes I believe your relentless analysis of June leaves something out, which is your feeling for her beyond knowledge, or in spite of knowledge. I often see how you sob over what you destroy, how you want to stop and just worship; and you do stop, and then a moment later you are at […]
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. – anaïs nin
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. – ANAIS NIN
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. – anaïs nin
The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. – Anaïs Nin