Three Day Quote Challenge: Day 2 “on living a good life”

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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect to a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”

All three quotes by Anais Nin

I read Anais Nin when I was a teenager, and only remember that she opened up vistas of expanded possibilities for my curious mind. She was famous for her candid self-portraits and introspecting, and her 7-volume diaries were eventually published in 1966. Many early critics described her with a limiting “unconformist and feminist” label, because of the sexual innuendos in a lot of her writings (see her relationship to Henry Miller). However, her reflections sprang from the deep psychological insights of a life-long writer on a journey of self-discovery.

Thanks again to Vintage Sapience for putting me in the loop.

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Shrinking or expanding life?

How about contributing one – or three – of your favourite quotes? the challenge is open to everyone, with a particular challenge to

zipfslaw.org     coulddoworse.me     nancyloderick.com 

Rules: 1) post for three consecutive days  2)pick one or three quotes a day 3)challenge three different bloggers per day

 

 

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9 Responses to Three Day Quote Challenge: Day 2 “on living a good life”

  1. lundygirl says:

    Just found this challenge – can I do this next week when life here returns to normal?

  2. jetgirlcos says:

    Love the first one!! ❤

  3. Kally says:

    Nice quotes especially the second one about inner happiness. Kudos!!

  4. zipfslaw1 says:

    Anais Nin is amazing.

    Thoughts on living a good life: you haven’t failed until you stop trying.

    Check your Twitter messages? I sent you one just a bit ago.

    • Bea dM says:

      Glad we agree on Ms Nin, and thanks for the quote that fits beautifully with the subject of a good life. Sorry I’m behind on Twitter (I don’t download on my smartphone haha), I’ll check over the weekend – have a good one!

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