41 Journal Quotes To Be Inspired As You Write

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 12, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jan 31, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
View of writer's block concept

Journals are a great way of jotting down what is on your mind.

There are countless thoughts that come to our heads each day and writing them down is a great way to use these ideas as inspiration for personal improvement or using these thoughts to inspire yourself or for being creative. Our collection of inspirational quotes have got you covered and will surely inspire you to start writing.

You can write about love, about your day, you can create art, you can write about where you find inspiration, what you want, about positive things, or the best and beautiful things the world has to offer.

You can write about your favorite things and amazing things that make you happy or things that you would never do in reality.

These can be inspirational words or things that bring you happiness.

Our set of journal quotes and sayings will surely make you get used to use, take part in writing, and read back your journals. If you're looking for quotes about journal writing, then read on!

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotesfor everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for quotes on journals then why not take a look at keep going quotes, or train quotes.

Inspirational Journal Writing Quotes

Here are a few inspirational quotes about writing journals.

1. "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."

– William Wordsworth.

2. "Journaling is like whispering to one's self and listening at the same time."

- Mina Murray, 'Dracula'.

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

-  Anne Lister.

4. "Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding."

- Jen Williamson.

5."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.

6."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.

7."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.

8. "Journaling is paying attention to the inside for the purpose of living well from the inside out."

- Lee Wise.

9. "Journal writing is a voyage to the interior."

- Christina Baldwin.

10. "Journal writing gives us insights into who we are, who we were, and who we can become."

- Sandra Marinella.

11. "I journal my joy, and my joy expands exponentially forevermore. So be it."

- Amy Leigh Mercree.

Quotes About Writing

The following are some quotes about writing from the best people, the best men and women, who know about writing every day or in their free time. It can be page after page of writing or just jotting down a quick list on a notebook, as long as you love what you do.

12. "Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on."

Louis L'Amour.

13. "Writing eases my suffering. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence."

– Gao Xingjian.

14. "I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."

– Anne Frank.

15. "I've always written. There's a journal which I kept from about 9 years old."

- Maya Angelou.

16. "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.

17. "A life worth living is a life worth recording."

- Jim Rohn.

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

- Virginia Woolf.

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

- Diet Eman.

19. "I never wrote things down to remember;

I always wrote things down so I could forget."

- Matthew McConaughey.

20. "Journaling is a great way to pay attention to 'how it all came to be.' In looking back, you gain insight into (and appreciation for) your challenges, lessons, and perseverance."

- Melissa Steginus.

21. "I had always felt things deeply, that was my nature. It was why I was a writer. Sometimes, the feelings were so huge, they needed a place to go."

- Gemma Amor.

22. "Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself."

- Pat Conroy.

Quotes For Bullet Journals

These quotes for bullet journals can be used on one page as a single quote in order to get inspired every single day.  

23. "Each bullet journal becomes another volume in the story of your life. Does it represent the life you want to live? If not, then leverage the lessons you've learned to change the narrative in the next volume."

-Ryder Carroll.

24. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

– Confucius.

25. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

– Mark Twain.

26. "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

– Helen Keller.

27. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

– Walt Disney.

28. "The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

– Walt Disney.

29. "Don't stop when you're tired; stop when you're done."

– Marilyn Monroe.

30. "If you're going through hell, keep going."

- Winston Churchill.

Quotes About Keeping A Journal

Keeping and maintaining a journal is very beneficial to getting the best out of our lives.

31. "Keep a diary and one day it'll keep you."

– Mae West.

32. "People who keep journals have life twice."

- Jessamyn West.

33. "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.

34. "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.

35. "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.

36. "In the journal I am at ease."

– Anais Nin.

37. "Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are."

- Carolyn V. Hamilton.

38. "Your journal is like your best friend, you don't have to pretend with it, you can be honest and write exactly how you feel."

- Bukola Ogunwale.

39. "Journal writing is a voyage to the interior."

- Christina Baldwin.

40. "Successful journals break the deadlock of introspective obsession."

― Alexandra Johnson.

41. "Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb."

– Pythagoras.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for quotes on journal writing then why not take a look at [ballet quotes], or working mom quotes?

We Want Your Photos!
We Want Your Photos!

We Want Your Photos!

Do you have a photo you are happy to share that would improve this article?
Email your photos

More for You

See All

Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

Anusuya Mukherjee picture

Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

Read full bio >