Quotation by W.N.P. Barbellion

A journal intime is a super-confidante to whom everything is told and confessed. For an engaged or married man to have a secret super-confidante who knows things which are concealed from his lady seems to me to be deliberate infidelity. I am as it were engaged to two women and one of them is being deceived...I would have my wife know all about me and if I cannot be loved for what I surely am, I do not want to be loved for what I am not. If I continue to write therefore she shall read what I have written.
W.N.P. Barbellion (1889–1919), British diarist. August 6, 1915 entry. The Journal of a Disappointed Man, Chatto and Windus (1919).
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