This weeks challenge is quotes by Anais Nin. I will offer five here but you are welcome to use others. Please specify either in the comments section below or somewhere in your post which quote(s) you used for inspiration. The quote can be a part of your piece or strictly the inspiration. As always you are free to submit multiple entries and as always you are free to express yourself in whatever method(s) you prefer. There is no length restriction on entries and I will read your entry no matter the length but I cannot guarantee that every participant will do so. That said I do ask that you read and comment on as many entries as possible. If you want to use multiple quotes that is perfectly fine. If you want to do a tribute piece to Anais Nin by all means free. You do not have to do a tribute piece and in fact do not have to mention her name anywhere in your piece aside from giving credit to her in your chosen quote(s). I do not censor and I do not ask that you censor your work but always make a note about rating or content if you feel it necessary.

On to the quotes


“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”


“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”


“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”


“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.”


28 thoughts on “Prompt 23 Anais Nin Quotes

  1. is the short version (I’ve had troubles with Mr. Linky (not yours) so I’m being doubly sure you know I attempted a response)
    takes you to an unedited free write based on Nin’s assessment of love. Sorry: your readers, Anais, and you deserve better for such incredible quotes, and the choice of author! Not only is my muse at the spa weekend, so is my self-editor!

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      1. You are kind and very generous -thank you. I’m only semi-literate at best when it comes to technical things so forgive me for not knowing much about prompts, but I’m learning.
        My best to you

      2. No problem John when I first joined WP I didn’t understand either.

        If you visit the link I sent you’ll see a variety of prompts (there’s a schedule and other information as well). Click on one that looks interesting each one has directions explaining what it’s about. Write something and submit. I use Mr. Linky at my site but as he can be a little confusing you can just post your link in the comments and I will add the link personally or your actual poem in the comments.

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