Anais Nin Quotes (159 quotes)
“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.”
Henry and June: From A Journal of Love: the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931–1932), first published in 1986
As quoted in A Woman's Journal : A Blank Book with Quotes by Women (2002) by Running Press Staff, p. 1932
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAnais Nin
Born: February 21, 1903
Died: January 14, 1977 (aged 73)
Bio: Anaïs Nin 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, including Delta of Venus and Little Birds, was published posthumously.
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