The 20 Best Quotes From Anais Nin

Even though I didn’t like Anais Nin’s books, I have always thought she had a knack for reeling off profound and poetic quotes. I particularly admire her view of femininity, which is like a breath of fresh air in a world where women seem to be becoming increasingly masculine. Enjoy the best quotes from Anais Nin!

1) “I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, f*cked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.”

2) “People living deeply have no fear of death.”

3) “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”