Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin Biography

born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, was a French-Cuban author, based at first in France and later in the United States, who published her journals, which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death, her erotic literature, and short stories. A great deal of her work, incl ...

Anaïs Nin Quotes

11 November 2014

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

11 November 2014

The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation.

11 November 2014

I never liked the language of Henry Miller. I don't think pornography has added to our sensual life.

11 November 2014

Woman does not forget she needs the fecundator, she does not forget that everything that is born of her is planted in her.

11 November 2014

Electric flesh-arrows ... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.

Anaïs Nin Comments

Nicole Settimi 14 June 2018

Does anybody know where she says the quote on Miller? HUGE fan of hers and do not recall reading this ever in her diaries and especially about Miller. Unless of course it is a chopped quote where she elaborates that while she didn't love his language she loved other things about his writing. If that is the case I would like the full quote because what is above is very deceiving, especially since she is a driving force behind the launch of his writing career.

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Martin O'Neill 22 March 2012

Her comments about her father reinforce my belief about the Christian comment 'Thou shalt honour thy father and mother' which is - Why? Because they are older, your parents, wise, live in the same house, drink too much, abuse you, live as criminals, run an international aid agency? Respect is EARNED, not imposed by some animal sacrificing primitive's idea of what I should do according to HIS mores. Hurrah for Anais.

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The Best Poem Of Anaïs Nin


And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

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