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Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever. Will Self

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 love of Your love.
St. Augustine (Confessions)

One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer. Franz Kafka

Reduce your plan to writing…The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill

If you read someone else's diary, you get what you deserve. David Sedaris

By beginning a diary, I was already conceding that life would be more bearable if I looked at it as an adventure and a tale. I was telling myself the story of a life, and this transmutes into an adventure the things which can shatter you. Anaïs Nin

I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you. Mae West

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. Oscar Wilde

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it. Sir Walter Scott

The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose. Edvard Munch

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. Pablo Picasso

Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I've never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Anne Frank

Keeping a journal implies hope. Erica Jong

I got out this diary and read, as one always reads one's own writing; with a kind of guilty intensity. Virginia Woolf

I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I'm an idiot. Steven Wright (American Comedian)

I must try to set aside half an hour in some part of my day, and consecrate it to diary writing. Give it a name and a place, and then perhaps, such is the human mind, I shall come to think it a duty, and disregard other duties for it.
Virginia Woolf

A diary means yes indeed. Gertrude Stein

The preoccupation of the novelist: how to capture the living moments, was answered by the diary. You write while you are alive. You do not preserve them in alcohol until the moment you are ready to write about them.
Anaïs Nin

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