Who is Anais Nin

Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977), known professionally as Anaïs Nin (/ænə.iːs niːn/, French: [ana.is nin]) was a French-Cuban American diarist, essayist, novelist and writer of short stories and erotica. Born to Cuban parents in France, Nin was the daughter of composer Joaquín Nin and Rosa Culmell, a classically trained singer. Nin spent her early years in Spain and Cuba, about sixteen years in Paris (1924–1940), and the remaining half of her life in the United States, where she became an author.

Nin wrote journals prolifically from age eleven until her death. Her journals, many of which were published during her lifetime, detail her private thoughts and personal relationships. Her journals al...
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  • Gautammips: when we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. we cease to grow. - anais nin 2/9
  • Litzemilia: “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
  • Fraveris: “the dream was always running ahead of me. to catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” anaïs nin lluís ribas
  • Lisachristiephd: a little bit of both "we don't see the world as it is; we see it as we are." ~anais nin
  • Ayanaim95: “i take pleasure in my transformations. i look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.” -anais nin
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Dominion lasts until obtained-
Possession just as long-
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