French-born novelist, passionate eroticist and short story writer, who gained international fame with her journals. Spanning the years from 1931 to 1974, they give an account of one woman's voyage of self-discovery. "It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all." (from The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. I, 1966)
there is absolutely nothing wrong with caring for yourself in every way possible. anyone that tries to belittle you is too insecure themselves and you really need to cut them off. no time to be pulled down with them
— Anaïs Nin, from The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934 (Mariner, 1969)
The scar meant that I was stronger than that what tried to hurt me..