Anaïs Nin, once a marginalised writer vilified by the press following her death, is now the darling of the internet. A fearless writer who wrote explicitly about her experiences as a woman and dabbled in erotica, Nin was a fascinating character whose remarkable diaries make up the majority of her oeuvre.
Apart from being a writer Anais Nin was a woman before her time, living exactly the kind of bohemian life she desired regardless of the consequences.
Here are 9 quotes from Anais Nin on Living a Marvelous Life of Depth .
Keep a diary. Anais Nin is one of the world’s most famous diarists, keeping a diary from age 11 until her death aged 74. First published in 1966, the original manuscript contained over 15,000 typewritten pages in 150 volumes.
The courage to be different is the greatest courage of all.
I too have a love for deep and silent darkness, and a hate for surface encounters.
Wife to two, lover to many, Anais nin was a romantic force to be reckoned with.
There is a big difference between luxury and beautiful things, a notion bohemian Anais lived by.
Anais threw her kite far and wide, she lived in France, Spain, Cuba and various parts of the US and had innumerable friends and many lovers.
The more you learn the more you want to know. Anais Nin was a voracious reader and surrounded herself with the great intellectuals of her time.
Everybody feels pain in their lifetime, physical, emotional or a nasty mixture of both, but it is how you master that pain and transform it into something positive that will create a joyful life.
Don’t let anxiety kill your love