I came across the following quote on Pinterest awhile back: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom”. It was attributed to writer Anais Nin.
This morning I decided to play around with one of my photos and this was the quote I knew I wanted to add. I had seen a few different wording variations, so I searched via internet and discovered that Nin’s writings couldn’t be cited for these words. Perhaps she said something similar, or perhaps she never said anything of the sort. It’s unlikely we’ll ever know the answer to that, but might there be another written source for the quote? Enter Detective Google. This link explains (and verifies) that the quote was written by someone else, and somewhere along the way, it appears that mistaken credit was doled out. Credit for this lovely quote rightfully goes to Elizabeth Appell.