Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Anais Nin
(1903-1977) born on
Feb 21
US author. "She is best known for diaries; wrote "A Spy in the House of Love," 1954 and "Death of Venus," 1977."

"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."

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the action stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another."
The shell is America's most active contribution to the formation of character. A tough hide. Grow it early.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Freelancer with No Time to Write," by John Brady; in "Writer's Digest" (Cincinnati), Feb 1974."
R: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
A: ""The Diary of Anais Nin, vol 4.," 1944-1947."
N: ""The Diary of Anais Nin," 1944-47."
K: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."

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