Living Deeply

Deborah KayBy Deborah KayNovember 7, 20222 Minutes

“Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.– Anais Nin

This is a quote from Anais Nin. I love Anais Nin and would have loved to live a bohemian life like hers.

“To hell, to hell with balance! I break glasses; I want to burn, even if I break myself. I want to live only for ecstasy. I’m neurotic, perverted, destructive, fiery, dangerous – lava, inflammable, unrestrained.” ― Anaïs Nin

She also said,

“People living deeply have no fear of death.” – Anais Nin

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anais Nin

“I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength.” – Anais Nin


On living life with depth as well as width:

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman (poet)

Source: Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much


Pair this with Barbara Sher:

“When you play it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life.” – Barbara Sher


And TS Elliot:

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – TS Elliot 


And Mario Adretti:

“If everything is under control, you are going too slow.” – Mario Andretti (race car driver)


Also Rumi

“Dance until you shatter yourself.” ~ Rumi


“Be wild and crazy and drunk with Love,
if you are too careful, LOVE will not find you.” ~ Rumi



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