Anais Nin on why we write

Once again I’m posting Writer’s Quote Wednesday entry on Thursday – don’t forget to check out this event on Silver Threading!

This week I decided to start posting stories, which I’ve written about my expat journeyб on my blog in a series of Nomad Stories. You can find my first story, on why I moved from Ukraine to UK at 17, here. And then today, when I was looking for a quote that I would like to post for this blog event, this one, by Anais Nin, really jumped out at me:

Anais Nin


Anais Nin is a French writer, who was most famous for her journals. She released a series of diaries, telling readers about her life from being 28 years old up until 71, describing her voyage of self-discovery. I guess, you could say she was an original blogger, couldn’t you?

On my blog, I write a lot about different places worth visiting, but over the years on the move I’ve collected so many interesting stories about people I met, things that happened, interesting traditions I experienced, that I felt like I wanted to tell you more. Maybe I just want to relive those moment as well?


  1. I relate to this quote, too: I’d never thought of writing as a way to relive an experience, but it is, isn’t it? I do find that I am tempted to smooth off the rough edges when I recount an event, though.

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    • I actually do the same as well! I try to look at life with humor, so some difficult times don’t exactly come across all that dark and depressing :)

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  2. I never thought about our writing that way! How fabulous. I incorporate so much of myself into my writing. I experience it and by sharing it I do relive the events. This is an excellent quote! <3 I really like this one. :-)

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  3. That quote is so true. We write, or blog, to share with others but the other half is to relive the experience as we write and then again to be read in the future.

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