Relationship Quotes from Anais Nin

by Bex vanKoot
(Kimberley, Ontario, Canada)

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.

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.

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

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

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

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

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.

When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

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.

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