Anais Nin was a writer who was born in France of Cuban parents who were musicians but she lived most of her life in the United States. Her writing consisted mainly of critical essays, novels and erotica, though her personal journals span more than sixty years of her life and were considered her most important work. As a young woman she modelled and trained as a Flamenco dancer, had relationships with many men of note during her lifetime and had the most beautiful outlook on life in spite of a childhood of abuse. Above all throughout my teenage years it was her words that buoyed me...her quotes are inspiring and empowering - Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country...People living deeply have no fear of death...Dreams are necessary to life...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.
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