35 Quotes About Journaling


Journaling is a personal journey that will give you the best advice you have ever received. This pathway to happiness grants you new opportunities to gain insight and perspective into your feelings. Here are some inspirational quotes about journaling.

“A good journal entry- like a good song, or sketch, or photograph- ought to break up the habitual and life away the film that forms over the eye, the finger, the tongue, the heart.”

“Advice to Young Journal Keepers. Be lenient with yourself. Conceal your worst faults, leave out your most shameful thoughts, actions, and temptations.”

“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.”

“And so I just kept writing to myself.”

“Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.”

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

“Gratitude is not just a word; it is a way a of life.”

“He captures memories because if he forgets them, it’s as though they didn’t happen.”

“He said, You’ll write it not because there’s no possibility it’ll be found but because it costs too much to not write it.”

“I guess in my diary I’m not afraid to be boring. It’s not my job to entertain anyone in my diary.”

“If I can only write my memoir once, how do I edit it?”

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent.”

“It’s not lost on me that I’m so busy recording life, I don’t have time to really live it.”

“It’s a way of clearing the palate. Kids come into the classroom with all this other stuff in their hands. If they write it down for 10 minutes they become much more available for whatever it is we want to do in the class.”

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”

“Let’s end the notion that ideas have no value unless they turn into a business or have some other practical use. Save them all in a beautiful book like Leonardo did.”

“Not for a moment did he consider keeping a journal. He would never allow anyone to read his private thoughts; therefore, he did not risk writing them down.”

“Often as writers, we are surprised by what we learn about ourselves. It runs counter to what we’ve thought about who we are. But it is closer to the truth.”

“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.”

“She had her image… and anything added to that would be mere verse-making. Something might come of it some day.”

“Successful journals break the deadlock of introspective obsession.”

“The best time to begin keeping a journal is whenever you decide to.”

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

“The pages afforded glimpses into my soul where I’d hidden it, behind masks of paper and ink.”

“The people that surround us mirror who we are.”

“There is, of course, always the personal satisfaction of writing down one’s own experiences so they may be saved, caught and pinned under glass, hoarded against the winter of forgetfulness.”

“These handwritten words in the pages of my journal confirm that from an early age I have experienced each encounter in my life twice: once in the world, and once again on the page.”

“This is what you do when you journal. You are recording God’s grand, epoch-spanning redemptive story as it unfolds in your limited, temporal sphere of existence here on earth.”

“This pouring thoughts out on paper has relieved me. I feel better and full of confidence and resolution.”

“We dig holes for ourselves, of comfortable living, and it’s hard to see just how deep down you are until you suddenly want to take a look at the world up there, some fresh air and realize you can’t get up. You’re too far down.”

“What a comfort is this journal. I tell myself to myself and throw the burden on my book and feel relieved.”

“Who we are and where we want to go determines what we do now and what we accomplish over time.”

“Why, then, do I set before You an ordered account of so many things? it’s certainly not through me that You know them.”

“Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.”

“You can tell it any way you want, he said, you can be I or he or she or we or they or you and you won’t be lying, though you might be telling two stories at once.”

There are many reasons to take up journaling.

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