Diary Entry Quotes

Quotes tagged as "diary-entry" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Anaïs Nin
“I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don't know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness. In reality those who satisfy me are those who simply allow me to live with my ''idea of them.”
Anais Nin

Anaïs Nin
“I sat there for three hours and did not feel the time or the boredom of our talk and its foolish disconnection. As long as I could hear his voice, I was quite lost, quite blind, quite outside my own self.”
Anais Nin

Frida Kahlo
“I hope the exit is joyful and i hope never to return.”
Frida Kahlo

Rachel Klein
“Girls are always saying things like, “I’m so unhappy that I’m going to overdose on aspirin,” but they’d be awfully surprised if they succeeded. They have no intention of dying. At the first sight of blood, they panic.”
Rachel Klein, The Moth Diaries

Hélène Berr
“This book made me feel strangely awkward, because I'm afraid of finding my own story in it. I take books too seriously.”
Hélène Berr, The Journal of Hélène Berr

Hélène Berr
“It's a wonderful, inspiring feeling to have real friends who love and understand you. I have never had that feeling before.”
Hélène Berr, The Journal of Hélène Berr

Hélène Berr
“There is beauty in the midst of tragedy. As if beauty were condensing in the heart of ugliness. It's very strange.”
Hélène Berr, The Journal of Hélène Berr

“I think for a time I was unsure what love meant. And now at least I AM sure that a very big part of it involves caring about someone SO much, that you find yourself using Your energy to make their life the BEST it can possibly be. And in turn they do the same for you. Until you both are strong enough to overcome whatever struggles you might have battled on your own, and also struggles you still have yet to face.”
Bethany Brookbank, Write like no one is reading

Sivananda Saraswati
“Blessed is he who keeps daily diary and compares the work of this week with that of the last, for he will realize God quickly!”
Sivananda Saraswati, Sure Ways For Success In Life And God Realisation

Hélène Berr
“I really don't know what's happened to me, but I have changed from top to toe. I am living in a strange mixture of memories of yesterday and today.”
Hélène Berr, The Journal of Hélène Berr

Simone de Beauvoir
“I was still keenly aware as in my childhood of the inexplicable nature of my presence here on earth; where had I come from here; where was I going? I often thought about these things with a kind of stupefied horror and used to fill my diary with long self-communings”
Simone de Beauvoir, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

“And instead of dying Immediately after they shot him, he would go on to survive several days solely because of the cold that January. Maybe that's why we are drawn to those who posses the coldest of hearts ... In effort to survive. ”
Bethany Brookbank, Write like no one is reading

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You ought to write down your goals. It serves as a guidepost and gives strength for purposeful action.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Cameron Jace
“I mean, what does a devil want but to find meaning in life after a long journey of turmoil and troubles?”
Cameron Jace, Prince of Puppets

Hélène Berr
“There can be no deeper despair, no pain less easy to assuage, than losing a husband when you are young.”
Hélène Berr, The Journal of Hélène Berr

Olivia Andem
“True love cannot be a fragile flower.”
Olivia Andem, Patience Betrayed

Sarah Jio
“Janie ran to my side, where she tugged at the book eagerly as though she'd seen it before. "Flower book," she said, pointing to the cover.
"Where did you find Mummy's book?" Katherine asked, hovering near me.
Cautiously, I revealed the book as I sat on the sofa. "Would you like to look at it with me?" I said, avoiding the question.
Katherine nodded and the boys gathered round as I cracked the spine and thumbed through page after page of beautiful camellias, pressed and glued onto each page, with handwritten notes next to each. On the page that featured the 'Camellia reticulata,' a large, salmon-colored flower, she had written: 'Edward had this one brought in from China. It's fragile. I've given it the garden's best shade.' On the next page, near the 'Camellia sasanqua,' she wrote: 'A christmas gift from Edward and the children. This one will need extra love. It hardly survived the passage from Japan. I will spend the spring nursing it back to health.'
On each page, there were meticulous notes about the care and feeding of the camellias- when she planted them, how often they were watered, fertilized, and pruned. In the right-hand corner of some pages, I noticed an unusual series of numbers.
"What does that mean?" I asked the children.
Nicholas shrugged. "This one was Mummy's favorite," he said, flipping to the last page in the book. I marveled at the pink-tipped white blossoms as my heart began to beat faster. The Middlebury Pink.”
Sarah Jio, The Last Camellia

“In my private personal opinion, grace is the unconditional acceptance of ones surroundings and counterparts through the practice of clean self neglect.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“To ask the meaning of life is silly, with rhetorical rhetoric. Life is the meaning.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“I am not poor, no matter how little I may have. I am illiquid, however.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“If I could decide my attitude consistently, it would be the antonym to amiable. While reserving a bright demeanor for family, I can only hope that it would keep sensitive and fearful people at bay, as if they were fanatic argumentalists, siding with what is not possible.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“The beauty of youth is in holding hope and joy within the present and future, while neglecting the past like a memory of a dream.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“RESPECT YOUR ELDERS because they learned to hate those who will do any thing to secure you or your loved ones.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“Ethically, with calculitic capitalism, a leader would claim wisdom, when punishment is justified, by showing restraint, & calling it grace, instead of humility, in gratitude of Powers beyond comprehension, such as Fate.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“Similar to the best soldier being the most disciplined, seasoned teacher's know that they are also students. In my opinion, this is where soldiers shine, especially in comparison to domestic law enforcement. Making every one feel like a chief does not leave many who care to listen.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“If statistics aren't used for the primary purpose of making strangers appear unintelligent, then they're to make money, debt stocks,, & other digital currency appear dumb. If it weren't for cash, laymen would replace consumers with workers, & government with religion. The most religious people tend to be the most unethical in business.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

“I have been extremely fortunate, in meeting many that are far more intelligent than I will ever be. My name on this website is just my sign of respect for those whom I have met, with me being a fool. The most competent & incompetent parts of a journal, that I would reserve from even the closest lover, because true friends remain, with the same choices that family members tend to make.”
Mark Sherman Smeester

Lee Smith
“To much has happened too fast Dear Diary. What I want is for nothing to happen at all.
I don't even want good things anymore. I just want nothing.”
Lee Smith, On Agate Hill

“My little boy was no more and even though he'd come home for vacations, our relationship would never be quite the same. Just as he would have to learn to be an adult in the world, so would I have to learn to live without him.”
Sallyann Murphey, The Metcalfe Family Album: The Unforgettable Saga of an American Family

Anaïs Nin
“My image of others has gone through a thousand transformations, from idealization to total rejection, to re-creation and rescue of a totally new self. As I changed, my perspective changed. The theme of images. How one must struggle against this creation and invention of others, listen to them attentively, let them state their own case, weigh and balance the impressions. Otherwise this invention takes over, or projection. We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire. Often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment because it does not fit them.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 6: 1955-1966