Anaïs Nin Quotes on Love, Art, and Being Truly Alive

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

Anaïs Nin was the ultimate diarist, writing about art, love, sex, and life for more than 60 years—from age 11 till her death at age 73 in 1977. She once said, "This diary is my kief, hashish, and opium pipe. This is my drug and my vice." We can all be thankful for that vice—it bore fruits of journals, fiction, erotica, and more. Her words brim with wisdom and clear evidence of a life lived with keen wits, a hunger for insight, spiritual depth, and juicy passion.

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