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


“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.


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 

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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