Favorite Quotations ~† Diaries & Journals Inspiration Sandwich

"I suppose this is the reason why diaries are so rarely kept nowadays-- that nothing ever happens to anybody." ~ A.A. Milne


A journal is the path of pebbles you leave behind you, so you have the security of knowing you can always return. ~ Samara O'Shea

A diary means yes indeed.~ Gertrude Stein

Why has my motley diary no jokes? Because it is a soliloquy and every man is grave alone. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've kept journals at many times in my life starting from when I was about 13 or 14. But it's boring and contrived to keep a journal every day. Better to write as the mood strikes. ~ Erica Jong

Without doubt, keep a diary. From the day you're born, keep a diary, because we all forget things so quickly. ~ Jill Cooper

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~ Pablo Picasso

Writing is the most powerful way I know of to sort through all the inner voices. ~ Rebecca Maddox

Write a true, careless, slovenly impulsive, honest diary every day of your life. ~ Brenda Ueland

The diary is the only form of writing that encourages total freedom of expression. Because of its very private nature, it has remained immune to any formal rules of content, structure, or style. As a result, the diary can come closest to reproducing how consciousness evolves. ~ Tristine Rainer

In our family an experience was not finished, nor truly experienced, unless written down and shared with another. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I will write myself into well-being. ~ Nancy Mairs

Thereís something about a blank page that makes me tingle. ~ Nikki Grimes, Jazminís Notebook

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