Journaling Quotes

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Charlotte Eriksson
“All I wanted was to live a life where I could be me, and be okay with that. I had no need for material possessions, money or even close friends with me on my journey. I never understood people very well anyway, and they never seemed to understand me very well either. All I wanted was my art and the chance to be the creator of my own world, my own reality. I wanted the open road and new beginnings every day.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

Christina Baldwin
“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”
Christina Baldwin

Rosamond Lehmann
Advice to Young Journal Keepers. Be lenient with yourself. Conceal your worst faults, leave out your most shameful thoughts, actions, and temptations. Give yourself all the good and interesting qualities you want and haven't got. If you should die young, what comfort would it be to your relatives to read the truth and have to say: It is not a pearl we have lost, but a swine?”
Rosamond Lehmann, Invitation to the Waltz

Virginia Woolf
“The habit of writing for my eye is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.”
Virginia Woolf

Ernesto Che Guevara
“All night, after the exhausting games of canasta, we would look over the immense sea, full of white-flecked and green reflections, the two of us leaning side by side on the railing, each of us far away, flying in his own aircraft to the stratospheric regions of his own dreams. There we understood that our vocation, our true vocation, was to move for eternity along the roads and seas of the world. Always curious, looking into everything that came before our eyes, sniffing out each corner but only ever faintly--not setting down roots in any land or staying long enough to see the substratum of things the outer limits would suffice.”
Ernesto Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

Matthew McConaughey
“I never wrote things down to remember;
I always wrote things down so I could forget.”
Matthew McConaughey, Greenlights

Kimberly Novosel
“And so I just kept writing to myself.”
Kimberly Novosel, Loved

“This pouring thoughts out on paper has relieved me. I feel better and full of confidence and resolution.”
Diet Eman, Things We Couldn't Say

Augustine of Hippo
“Why, then, do I set before You an ordered account of so many things? it's certainly not through me that You know them. But I'm stirring up love for You in myself and in those who read this so that we may all say, great is the Lord and highly worthy to be praised. I tell my story for love of Your love.”
St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“If I can only write my memoir once, how do I edit it?”
S. Kelley Harrell

Isaac Watts
“Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge.”
Isaac Watts, The Improvement Of The Mind To Which Are Added A Discourse On The Education Of Children

Ernst Jünger
“Keeping a journal: The short entries are often as dry as instant tea. Writing them down is like pouring hot water over them to release their aroma.”
Ernst Jünger, A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945

Audre Lorde
“I wanted to write in my journal but couldn't bring myself to. There are so many shades to what passed through me in those days. And I would shrink from committing myself to paper because the light would change before the word was out, the ink was dry.”
Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals

Stalina Goodwin
“You must remember that your story matters. What you write has the power to save a life, sometimes that life is your own.”
Stalina Goodwin, Make It Write!: Put Your Pain To Work Writing Journal

“The very centre of your heart is where life begins - the most beautiful place on earth.”

Darnell Lamont Walker
“If you haven't been journaling through this, now is a good time to start. One day, you and people who love and loved you and people who will never know you may want to look back to understand how you survived.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

Gemma Amor
“I had always felt things deeply, that was my nature. It was why I was a writer. Sometimes, the feelings were so huge, they needed a place to go.”
Gemma Amor, White Pines

Melissa Steginus
“Journaling is a great way to pay attention to “how it all came to be.” In looking back, you gain insight into (and appreciation for) your challenges, lessons, and perseverance.”
Melissa Steginus, Self Care at Work: How to Reduce Stress, Boost Productivity, and Do More of What Matters

“What questions are you pondering about the you you say you are? When you read your questions aloud, what themes do you hear? What emotion do you feel and where do you feel it most in your body?”
Melonie B. Garrett

“[Why write?]
It’s being able to look at my stack of weathered notebooks and know that I’ve created something, just for the sake of it. For the sake of remembering that I am a human and therefore can create. And that when faced with the choice to either create or not create — I went forth and created.”
Matthew Trinetti

“. . . install a tracking system--free of judgment or guilt--that you use just to record how you're doing, on a constant basis. In Tibetan this tracking system is known as tundruk, or "six times a day;" we call it a six-time book. If you follow this system, you'll get results.”
Geshe Michael Roach, Lama Christie McNally, Michael Gordon

Phillip Anderson
“The body will fail you, the mind will deceive you, but the spirit is the true essence of the Individual.”
Phillip Anderson

Iain Reid
“Jake always liked his books and stories. And writing in his diaries. It was a comfort for him. He could work through things that way.”
“That’s nice. I’ve noticed he still likes to write. He spends a lot of time writing.”
“That’s how he makes sense of the world.”
Iain Reid, I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Melissa Steginus
“You review the past to assess the present and then determine what actions are necessary to change your future. You take what you know and apply it to how you want to grow. Thus, the power of journaling.”
Melissa Steginus, Self Care at Work: How to Reduce Stress, Boost Productivity, and Do More of What Matters

“She's an enthusiastic recorder of life - writes in her journal every prodigiously, loads her camera's SD cards with thousands of pictures. Her swooping, idiosyncratic half-print, half-cursive style scrawls on month after month, skipping lines between the scraps of the discussion that seem important enough to snatch and capture.”
Anne Gisleson, The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading

Alana Terry
“It was always intimidating starting a new journal. So much pressure to make everything perfect from the start. It was a relief each time she made her first mistake or two and realized that her journal was more gracious and forgiving toward her than she was toward herself.”
Alana Terry, What Dreams May Come

Sue Klebold
“People refer to the fog of war, and I am sure something similar applies to my situation. If I hadn't kept a running record of the days, weeks, and years, the fog would have swallowed too much of the story for me to provide a reliable account.”
Sue Klebold, A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

“The purpose of walking meditation is walking meditation itself. Going is important, not arriving.” The same is true for Creativity 1A. The same is true for journal writing. When you are in the flow of creation, you are here—going, walking, writing, but always here. The reason so many people block themselves from writing, from creating, is that they are not here. They have a head full of blueprints for the goal, they have elaborate outlines of how to get there, but they have never taken a conscious walk from their bedroom to their bathroom.”
Burghild Nina Holzer, A Walk Between Heaven and Earth: A Personal Journal on Writing and the Creative Process

Jaclyn Johnston
“Write into reality and ManiFAST: Manifest Faster!”
Jaclyn Johnston, Don't Feel Stuck!: Journaling Methods to Transform Your Mindset & Live in Universal Abundance

Lorraine Nilon
“Contemplation cultivates an inner connection, an awareness of yourself.
I don’t mean your emotional self; I mean the part of you hidden beneath your
emotional baggage—your soul’s consciousness.”
Lorraine Nilon, Spirituality, Evolution and Awakened Consciousness: Getting Real About Soul Maturity and Spiritual Growth

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