A journal intime is a super-confidante to whom everything is told and confessed.
The whole "journal intime" is in some sense Amiel's explanation of these facts.
Can an engaged or married man conscientiously continue to write his journal intime?
It was the journal intime which he had begun as a youth, and continued and amplified through succeeding years.
That he possessed literary power of the highest order is abundantly proved by the "journal intime."
In other words, what has given the "journal intime" its sudden and unexpected success?
Here for the first time we have the Amiel of the "journal intime."