Born: February 21, 1903
Birthplace: Neuilly, France
Died: January 14, 1977
Profile: Best known for The Diary of Anaïs Nin.
Number of Quotes: 3
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
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.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.