"What I cannot love, I overlook." - Anais Nin

"I cannot concentrate all my friendship on any single one of my friends because no one is complete enough in himself." - Anais Nin

"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." - Anais Nin

"A war regarded as inevitable or even probable, and therefore much prepared for, has a very good chance of eventually being fought." - Anais Nin

"People living deeply have no fear of death." - Anais Nin

"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." - Anais Nin

"I don't tell the truth any more to those who can't make use of it. I tell it mostly to myself, because it always changes me." - Anais Nin

"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." - Anais Nin

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin

"Violence is a symptom of impotence." - Anais Nin

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." - Anais Nin

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