I saved this one for last, because, well, first of all it's Anais Nin and somehow the venusian bohemian in me feels like she's the culmination of all that's come before. But mostly because it's a beautiful, challenging quote. I wonder, just who's culture does she mean, that has no use for the kind of writing that bares our souls and hearts in this way? Certainly we see gobs of writing online and other places that is everything but the crying out of our most passionate selves. And also there's this bit that might even be discouraging... don't write if you aren't willing to go all the way.
So, yes, it's challenging. Sometimes I like a challenge, though. You must, too, if you're here. I'd love to hear your thoughts about it -- what comes up, what feels wonderful, what feels scary. Let us know here!