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One Writes Because . . .

“I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live. I could not live in any of the worlds offered to me — the world of my parents, the world of war, the world of politics. I had to create a world of my own, like a climate, a country, an atmosphere in which I could breathe, reign, and recreate myself when destroyed by living. That, I believe is the reason for every work of art.”

Anais Nin, THE MYSTIC OF SEX, Capra Press, 1995

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I LOVE Anais Nin, and I love this quote! I agree wholeheartedly. I love the worlds I can escape to . . . and find myself doing it all the time.
Whenever stuck in a situation I am not comfortable, I just let my mind drift . . .

Thanks for sharing this quote. I absolutely love it and I have never read it before. I am collecting such quotes for an idea I have about writing being sacred, or writing being a sacred place. This one works so well with that. Thanks again.