Quotes from: Anais Nin


You cannot save people. You can only love them


We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them


Sometimes we reveal ourselves when we are least like ourselves


We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls


The secret of joy is the mastery of pain


You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars


The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say


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


Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are


How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?