47+ Best Journal Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational journal quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Journal Quotes

In the journal I am at ease. – Anais Nin

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

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

Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time. – Mina Murray

As there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write. – William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Journal what you love, what you hate, what’s in your head, what’s important. Journaling organizes your thoughts; allows you to see things in a concrete way that otherwise you might not see. Focus on what you think you need to find in your art. – Kay Walkingstick

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

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

Journal to awaken your mind and transform your life. – Asad Meah

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

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

People who keep journals have life twice. – Jessamyn West

The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal. – Robin Sharma

In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. – Susan Sontag

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

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. – Anne Frank

Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not. – Martina Navratilova

A personal journal is an ideal environment in which to become. It is a perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, expand, remember, and dream. – Brad Wilcox

I always have my journal with me. – Blake Mycoskie

Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are. – Carolyn V. Hamilton

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

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

I find the experience of keeping a journal much more creative on paper than on a computer. – Keri Smith

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

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

Because being CEO can feel lonely, I journal religiously as a way to express my thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. Looking back at earlier entries helps me reflect on challenges and celebrate progress and successes. – Rana el Kaliouby

Almost every morning I write in my journal. I’ve been keeping it for a long time – I’ve filled more than books. I write about what’s going on in my personal and spiritual life or what’s going on at work. It helps me keep things in perspective, especially when things get crazy or I get stressed or we have obstacles. – Blake Mycoskie

Journaling is paying attention to the inside for the purpose of living well from the inside out. – Lee Wise

I started writing a journal, and I was learning so much along the way. – Jay Leno

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

I write in a journal daily. This extraordinary ritual has revolutionized my mindset, transformed my heartset, and generally influenced in my life exponentially. – Robin Sharma

Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. This, you are more deeply enjoy your journey each day. – Hal Elrod

After the writer’s death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter. – Jean Cocteau

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

Journaling helps you to become a better version of yourself. – Asad Meah

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

Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding. – Jen Williamson

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

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. – William Wordsworth

The only thing I have done religiously in my life is keep a journal, I have hundreds of them, filled with feathers, flowers, photographs, and words – without locks, open on my shelves. – Terry Tempest Williams

Journaling helps you to remember how strong you truly are within yourself. – Asad Meah

Your subconscious mind is trying to help you all the time. That’s why I keep a journal – not for chatter but for mostly the images that flow into the mind or little ideas. I keep a running journal, and I have all of my life, so it’s like your gold mine when you start writing. – Jim Harrison

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

I love my journal as much as I love my phone. I find it to be a big part of my self-care to reflect on my day and write words that inspire me. – Franchesca Ramsey

I don’t journal to ‘be productive.’ I don’t do it to find great ideas or to put down prose I can later publish. The pages aren’t intended for anyone but me. It’s the most cost-effective therapy I’ve ever found. – Tim Ferriss

I’ve always written. There’s a journal which I kept from about years old. – Maya Angelou

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