There’s always been a natural draw for me towards literature  from Anaïs Nin, what an incredible, inspiring woman! I don’t typically like doing posts where I’m just listing off a bunch of quotes, but I find her work such a beautiful motivator and she always promotes strong, confident messages that make you feel like you can conquer the world. Here are some of my absolute favorite Anaïs Nin quotes for boosting confidence and positive energy!

“Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.”

“I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.”

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”

“To withhold from living is to die… the more you give of yourself to life the more life nourishes you.”

“It’s all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all.”

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

“I must be a mermaid…. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

“Art is the method of levitation, in order to separate one’s self from enslavement by the earth”

XXOO Sunny