Favorite Quotations ~  Diaries & Journals, 3 Unsent Letters: Writing As a Way to Resolve and Renew

"The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self." ~ Charles Horton Cooley


My therapist is my journal, which I write in spiral notebooks obtainable for under a dollar in any city in the country. That's why I call my journal "the 79 cent therapist." ~ Kathleen Adams, Journal to the Self, 1990

The word “journal” has in its root the word jour, French for day. A journey was the distance that could be traveled in a day. A journal, therefore, consisted of the writing one recorded per day. ~ Sheila Bender, A Year in the Life, Journaling

I want to live my life, not record it. ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Keep a diary and one day it’ll keep you.~ Mae West

My diary seems to keep me whole. ~ Anais Nin

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. ~ Christina Baldwin

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