(February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was an author born to Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba but lived most of her life in the United States where she became an established author. She wrote journals (which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death), novels, critical studies, essays, short stories, and erotica. A great deal of her work, including Delta of Venus and Little Birds, was published posthumously.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin
“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. Anais Nin
“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.” Anais Nin
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin
“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.” Anais Nin