1051 – “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

– Elizabeth Appell, under the nickname Lassie Benton [Widely Misattributed to Anaïs Nin , See Source Notes for details]

Quote Number: 696

Source: Appell, Elizabeth. “Risk.” John F Kennedy University: Orinda, California. January 1979.

Source Notes: While this quote has been widely attributed to Anaïs Nin since as early as the 1980s, there is no record of it in her works. See here for a more information on authorship.


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