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  • Gary Schmidt

    Anais Nin in a bank vault with her diaries.

  • Rhian Non

    Anaïs Nin (born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, 2/21/1903-1/14/1977) was an American author born to Spanish-Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. Nin is hailed by many critics as one of the finest writers of female erotica. She was one of the first women known to explore fully the realm of erotic writing, certainly the first prominent woman in the modern West known to write erotica. She died in Los Angeles after a 3-year battle with cancer.

  • Heather Bellringer

    Anias Nin...sheer inspiration to write each day!

  • Sheila

    Anias Nin with her diaries. In a bank vault. How I would love to touch those pages.

  • myjoy2u

    Anais Nin and her diaries Wonder what she is thinking :) Women who read books are dangerous!

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“I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ” ― Anaïs Nin

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"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 courage to treat me like a woman." anais nin

"I want to both combat you and submit to you, because as a woman I adore your courage, I adore the pain it engenders, I adore the struggle you carry in yourself, which I alone fully realize, I adore your terrifying sincerity. I adore your strength." ~ Anaïs Nin to Henry Miller |

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“It is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar.” ~ Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) / Photo by Brassaï (Gyula Halász), 1932

For me, the artist simply means one who can transform ordinary life into a beautiful creation with his craft. But I did not mean creation strictly applied only to the arts, I meant creation in life, the creation of a child, a garden, a home...I was referring to creativity in all its aspects...the faculty for healing, consoling, raising the level of life, transforming it by our own efforts. I was talking about the creative will, our salvation. - Anaïs Nin

“There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.” ― Anaïs Nin

“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.” ― Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin: '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 naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.'

❂ I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. - Anais Nin