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38 Famous Quotes About Journaling And Sayings

famous quotes about journaling and sayings
Holding a journal, whatever it happens every day, may look like scribbling angrily to someone else, but to my eyes, it looks like freedom — better the rage on paper so I can read it, react to it, benefit about it than caged in my core. Those quotations refer to a positive means of freeing what’s inside, so you can function healthier and safe. Below are the best 38 popular quotes about journaling and saying to encourage you to pursue this life-changing practice that will assist in self-development.

Famous quotes about journaling and sayings

1. “I pretty much drink a cup of coffee, write in my journal for a while, and then sit at a computer in my office and torture the keys. My one saving grace as a writer is that, if I’m having trouble with the novel I’m writing, I write something else, a poem or a short story. I try to avoid writer’s block by always writing something.” — Jess Walter

2. “I kept a journal when I was a teenager, so I definitely look back on those to see how I dealt with friends and cliques and getting picked on, or boyfriend breakups.” — Sara Shepard

3. “For me, writing is a way of thinking. I write in a journal a lot. I’m a very impatient person, so writing and meditation allow me to slow down and watch my mind; they are containers that keep me in place, hold me still.” — Ruth Ozeki

4. “My own habit had always been to write about the things that ticked me off in a given day. If I kept a journal at all, I kept it to vent.” — Ariel Gore

5. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve kept boxes and drawers and pages of things that I liked. I suppose that it constitutes a journal of sorts, but it’s not in a ledger or a notebook.” — Ellen Gilchrist

6. “For ‘The Journal of Finn Reardon,’ I traveled to New York City and walked the streets where Finn and his friends would have lived, worked, and played. I visited the Tenement Museum on Orchard Street and toured an actual flat in which families like Finn’s might have lived.” — Susan Campbell Bartoletti

7. “I started out in journalism in the mid-’90s working for the sister wire service of the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ which is called Dow Jones Newswires. Then I joined the ‘Journal’ in its Brussels bureau back in 1999.” — John Carreyrou

8. “I suffered from a quite severe speech impediment when I was young, and keeping a journal was part of the therapy.” — George Fetherling

9. “If networked science is to reach its potential, scientists will have to embrace and reward the open sharing of all forms of scientific knowledge, not just traditional journal publication. Networked science must be open science.” — Michael Nielsen

10. “There is something so hopeful about a diary, a journal, a new notebook, which Joan Didion and Virginia Woolf both wrote about. A blog. Perhaps we all are waiting for someone to discover us.” — Lily Koppel

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11. “A journal is your completely unaltered voice – it’s just for you. And if you know that voice, and you like it, you can bring it out to everyone else, and that’s the most honest and vulnerable thing you can do.” — Lucy Dacus

12. “American Splendor is just an ongoing journal. It’s an ongoing autobiography. I started it when I was in my early 30s, and I just keep going.” — Harvey Pekar

13. “It was a June day when I began my career as a national journalist. I stepped into the Detroit Bureau of the ‘Wall Street Journal’ and started on what would be a long, varied, rewarding career. I was 23 years old, and the year was 1970.” — Walt Mossberg

14. “I just submitted what I had to the ‘Octopus Books’ contest open reading period, and they said they wanted to publish my poetry book. Then I started to publish more and more poetry because people would ask me to do readings or ask me to submit something for their journal.” — Jenny Zhang

15. “I journal at the end of every day and just keep track of how things are going.” — Betsy Hodges

16. “I keep a journal and just kind of take notes. I don’t really so much sit down and write songs – I just take a lot of notes, and sometimes I sit down and put them all together.” — Courtney Barnett

17. “I was very proud to be at ‘The Wall Street Journal’. I have nothing bad to say about it. I had a great run there. In what turned out to be the final years of my tenure there, ‘AllThingsD’ occupied me more and more and was much more fun.” — Walt Mossberg

18. “I like art; if I could just draw pictures all day, I would, but I can’t; I’m horrible. I practiced at it, still didn’t get better – gave it up. I’m good with words, though, so I write music, poetry; sometimes I just journal on my phone.” — Iman Shumpert

19. “Vince McMahon can end up in a federal lawsuit with you where there is mudslinging back and forth that makes the front page of ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ and if tomorrow he figures out a way where the company can benefit from your involvement, you will be at a negotiating table with him at lunch.” — Paul Heyman

20. “I always have my journal with me. It was handmade by a guy at the San Telmo market in Buenos Aires. If you go there he can make you one. It’s leather and bronze and I’m able to replace the paper when it runs out. It has a lion on the cover that I say is there to protect my thoughts.” — Blake Mycoskie

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21. “The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.” — Jay Leno

22. “I don’t journal that much, honestly.” — Tommy Caldwell

23. “I journal a lot for nobody but myself. Just to get my thoughts out and to clear my mind. That’s very therapeutic to me.” — Lili Reinhart

24. “If you are a natural scientist, a publication the journal Science carries enormous prestige.” — Abhijit Banerjee

25. “From the beginning, my songwriting was from writing in a journal; it was completely unfiltered. I don’t know if I really meant to show everyone this side of me, but when I saw how people resonated with the things I was saying, some of the questions I was asking, I realized I was not alone.” — Tyler Joseph

26. “I had a nice part in big newspapers, small newspapers, and then I went to a very big newspaper – ‘The Wall Street Journal.’ I wrote longer pieces, and I got tired of working so hard on stories that had a shelf life of essentially one day. So then I started working on longer magazine pieces and realized then that you might as well be writing a book.” — Erik Larson

27. “I keep a journal, and every day I write down one great play that I had that day. I don’t write down any negatives.” — Heather O’Reilly

28. “Once you’re done being president, you tend to want to defend your record more than plumb your inner feelings. I find it hard to imagine Obama going home at night and writing sensitive, introspective journal entries about his meeting with John Boehner.” — Gail Collins

29. “I did go on safari in Kenya when I was 17, with my mother, stepfather and little brother, and I kept a careful journal of the experience that was very helpful in terms of my sensory impressions of Africa. I have traveled quite a bit at distinct times in my life, though now that I have kids I’ve settled down.” — Jennifer Egan

30. “I sometimes start keeping a journal about the writing process itself. Particularly when I get the ideas, and I am trying to brood over the chaos phase. In writing a novel, you really have to brood over a lot of chaos of ideas and possibilities.” — Sue Monk Kidd

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31. “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 to be 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,

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

33. “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

34. “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

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

36. “And so I just kept writing to myself.” ― Kimberly Novosel

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

38. “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 the love of Your love.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo

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