Journal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old journal quotes, journal sayings, and journal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.     

Robin S. Sharma

Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind.     

Natalie Goldberg

After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.     

Jean Cocteau

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

One of the few things that will remain of this time is what artists are doing. They are the journal and the diary of our time.     

Robert Wilson

A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate.     

John Barton

For any writer who wants to keep a jounal, be alive to everything, not just to what you're feeling, but also to your pets to flowers, to what you're reading.     

May Sarton

To me, reading through old letters and journals is like treasure hunting. Somewhere in those faded, handwritten lines there is a story that has been packed away in a dusty old fox for years.      

Sara Sheridan

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.     

Christina Baldwin

He started keeping a journal - had been, in fact, secretly doing so for some time: the furtive act of a deranged person.     

Philip K. Dick

Write your dreams in journal,note book, card or on a cork. When you pen down your dreams, an a inner strength and divine power is activated for your to work towards the fulfillment of your dreams.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

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

Hannah Hinchman

And maybe these words have become something more than emails; maybe they are a kind of journal. Writing to you is like writing to another piece of myself.     

Amy Reed

He felt the journal in his pocket. It was like a pair of glasses that he had worn for a time, enabling him to see a world he didn't even know existed     

Rebecca Rash

Visual journals are created in a secret language of symbols. Intentional or not, they are private maps only their makers can follow     

Jennifer New

Sitting for even five minutes with a journal offers a rare cease-fire in the battle of daily life.     

Alexandra Johnson