Diaries Quotes

Diaries Quotes by Agnes Repplier, Paula Cole, Hillary Clinton, Jay Parini, Ruth Reichl, Anthony Doerr and many others.

In those happy days when leisure was held to be no sin, men and women wrote journals whose copiousness both delights and dismays us.
I see my albums as working diaries, as living scrapbooks of me and my life.
Heavens, no! It could get subpoenaed. I can’t write anything. When asked if she had a diary.
The most dazzling aspect of ‘Possession‘ is Ms. Byatt’s canny invention of letters, poems and diaries from the 19th century.
What was so extraordinary to me about going through this box of my mother‘s letters and diaries was meeting my mother not as my mother, but as a real person. And what breaks my heart is that I had no idea how self-aware she was and how protective of me she was.
I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I’ve been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me – you‘re doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words.
People still say to me, ‘What, you still live in Mexico?’ I don’t have to go to the United States simply to find work, and I don’t have to stop what I’m doing. I mean, which Hollywood film beats ‘The Motorcycle Diaries?’
Until I read Anne Frank’s diary, I had found books a literal escape from what could be the harsh reality around me. After I read the diary, I had a fresh way of viewing the both literature and the world. From then on, I found I was impatient with books that were not honest or that were trivial and frivolous.
It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one’s own identity.
I’ve always loved painting, although I never show anyone what I’ve done. Mainly because I don’t do it well. But it’s like a form of visual diary for me. A way of fixing things in my mind.
Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.
Music was never just a hobby for me. I’d pick up a guitar every day to work on whatever I was writing at the time. I would put my ideas in songs the way some people might put them in diaries or journals.
I used cartoons as diaries. I still do. They’re my way of figuring out the world, what’s happening to me or what I’m thinking about.
In an effort to dispel myths around coronavirus, I am posting daily video diaries that show the progression of my infection. My hope is that these videos can serve as a source of comfort to people who think this virus is nothing less than apocalyptic.
The only thing documentary filmmakers have to work with, at least the way I make films, is trust. That’s been true of everyone from James Carville and George Stephanopoulos to the kids in ‘American High’ to the soldiers in ‘Military Diaries’ to Anna Wintour to Dick Cheney.
One of the consequences of the Iranian revolution has been an explosion of history. A country once known only from British consular reports and intrepid travelogues is now awash with historical documents, letters, diaries, grainy video, weblogs and secret police files of questionable authenticity.
I have a picture of the Pont Neuf on a wall in my apartment, but i know that Paris is really on the closet shelf, in the box next to the sleeping bag, with the rest of my diaries.
Home has always been wherever I am. I’m not very attached to walls – or people, for that matter – so I’ve always loved travelling around. A book in my back pocket, a diary, and a pen is all I need to call any place home.
I started my blog as an online diary. I moved to New York for a job, and I kind of wanted to keep my pictures all in one place. Also, I just love style blogs and wanted to join in on the fun!
My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That’s the Jackie Chan diary.
Write a true, careless, slovenly impulsive, honest diary every day of your life.
A manifesto, a diary, a crumpled suicide note, and a still relevant love letter.
I got into my usual obsessive writing frenzy, using all the material I’d worked on for so long and crafting it into a little novel [Bridget Jones‘s Baby: The Diaries].
If you’re looking for a behind-the-scenes rock-n-roll biography, pick up Nikki Sixx’s ‘The Heroin Diaries’. If you want the world’s most narcissistic high school yearbook, however, ‘First Step 2 Forever’ is your new bicycle.
I toyed with making portraits based on people’s discarded shopping lists found on the street, or old diaries bought on eBay, or other forms of borrowed stories. When I stumbled across the Missed Connections listings, I knew immediately I’d found it.
I’d been working on the [Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries material] for years, first, in the Independent newspaper columns and then in the various versions of the movie scripts.
Writing my own diary is the best form of remembrance, but only for my own use. I need these notes; it’s like an impulse.
Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English.
One of the things I learned in editing ‘The Reagan Diaries’ is to never say what Reagan would do, because he surprised people.
I lived in Calcutta for five months in 1999. While I was there, I read many journals, diaries, collections of letters and histories.
But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.
If you’re cast on ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ the likelihood of you dying is very good.
I recently was in the same room as Leonardo DiCaprio, and one of my favorite movies is ‘Basketball Diaries.’ That movie hits home for me in so many ways, and in that moment, I was like, ‘I have to thank this dude.’ So I did.
With most of the events in the books [ Bridget Jones Diaries ] I draw a little bit from my own life and some from what I see happening around me.
With acting, I get to escape into this character and embody it. With music it’s like, “Hey guys, this is my diary, here‘s all my feelings.”
I think, having done ‘The Princess Diaries,’ it was a fun experience, and it’s cool to have made fans that are now into all this music. That movie is still so relevant to our culture. It’s always on. It’s kind of a rare, nostalgic thing. I get tweets all the time about it.
I am a very big ‘Vampire Diaries’ fan, and I was a huge Stefan and Elena fan. That love story was one of the most beautiful ones I had ever seen on screen. I loved it.
I never wrote anything down. I never kept a diary, never kept a journal. I did write one letter home about touring with the Doors that I used as a reference for the book for some details there, and then I was glad I had that, but that was it.
I love all the teenager stuff like ‘Glee,’ ‘90210,’ ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Gossip Girl.’
I think Diary of a Wimpy kidis sooooo good!!!!!!!
I feel like Caroline Forbes is such a crucial element… on ‘The Vampire Diaries.’
If you want to write for yourself, get a diary. If you want to write for your friends, get a blog. If you want to write for othersbecome an author.
When it comes to vampires, Daniel Gillies’s Elijah is the cream of the crop. Since leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’ to headline ‘The Originals,’ we’ve seen the brother of Klaus grow from the altruistic, steadfast, suit-wearing stud into a complicated, nuanced lead.
Weezer’s ‘El Scorcho.’ I’m in a ’90s cover band called ‘Straight 2 Video’ with members of the crew from ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ and we played this song at our wrap party. I grin from ear to ear every time I scream this song in my car.
There are so many quirky characters, it’s easy to fall in love with any number of the characters on ‘The Carrie Diaries’.
I think an art collection is a lot like a diary. Your taste evolves with time. I try to never sell anything, because its part of my journey.
To make my diary a little different I am going to call it a Thought Book … I have thoughts that I never can use unlesss I write them down, for Aunt Miranda always says, Keep your thoughts to yourself.
‘The Vampire Diaries’ is my favorite show, so being on it was cool. I really wanted to be on all of my favorite shows, so I was on ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Law and Order’, and ‘House.’
[Benjamin] Franklin may be a great philosopher, [John Adams] told his diary in 1779, but “as a Legislator in America he has done very little.”
If I could separate ‘The Originals’ from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ in a nutshell, I’d say that ‘The Vampire Diaries’ is more coming-of-age, and we’re more these monsters reveling in who they are and what they are.
I love ‘The Vampire Diaries!’ I can’t help it – it’s such a teeny-bopper show, but I think I just like it to stare at the guys.
Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory.
‘Motorcycle Diaries’ had the best costumes – that battered jacket and those linen shirts. I wear linen shirts in real life, too, and I have a nice, simple number I got handed down. As a father, you just stop buying stuff for yourself. It’s all for the kids.
A drawing of the nude is a most revealing expression because it is at once the most private and the most personal. Often such drawings are made with no thought of public exhibition. They possess the intimacy of diaries.
The whole point of diaries is that other people find them and read what you’ve put. I did once take to writing my inner thoughts on the computer at the end of other things I was writing and ended up faxing four pages of hideous stuff to my accountant so I don’t do that now.
I think that with ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ you never know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think the characters necessarily know, either. So you can only weigh so much, and then it might just come down to ‘kill or be killed.’
I just think people are so used to seeing me on shows like ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ which are more geared toward teens. But in reality, I could have a 12-year-old kid.
Everyone should keep someone else‘s diary.
We’ve looked at sleep diaries of patients with insomnia, and they’ll say that they don’t sleep for one or two days. And the body actually has a natural function, after about the third day to start catching up and you get a little bit more sleep the third night. And that’s usually what I tell my patients.
A person loves to review his own mind. That is the use of a diary, or journal.
Poetry is a diary kept by a sea creature who lives on land and wishes he could fly.
A man who keeps a diary pays, Due toll to many tedious days; But life becomes eventfulВ—then, His busy hand forgets the pen. Most books, indeed, are records less Of fulness than of emptiness.
I remember when I was younger I used to write in my diary: I want my luck to be spread. “Never give me anything too lucky all at once. I’ll take a little luck now and then, but spread it for seventy years. “Now that all of this is happening, I’m sure the rest of my life will be ruined.
My diary is a disaster…I can’t spell at all…I’ll spell the same word completely differently in the same sentence.
Do you really keep a diary? I’d give anything to look at it. May I? Oh, no. You see, it is simply a very young girl‘s record of her own thoughts and impressions, and consequently meant for publication. When it appears in volume form I hope you will order a copy.
My verses are my diary. My poetry is a poetry of proper names.
Think about Mann’s own daily routine (ascribed to Aschenbach), read the extant diaries and the letters in which he discusses the novella’s themes, and it won’t be so obvious that the attraction to Tadzio is completely unprecedented; it also won’t be obvious that what Aschenbach wants is full sexual contact.
When I read the book [The Adderall Diaries] I loved it, and I maybe had an inkling that there was a lot of good material in there. I didn’t quite know at the time how to adapt it into a film, but I hoped I would figure it out one day.
Lying on the front passenger seat, as if it didn’t matter, was Rose’s Diary. It Mattered.
your handwriting. the way you walk. which china pattern you choose. it’s all giving you away. everything you do shows your hand. everything is a self portrait. everything is a diary.
Every medium by which people communicate can be subject to exploitation by those with illegal intentions. Nevertheless, this is no reason to hand Big Brother the keys to unlock our e-mail diaries, open our ATM records, read our medical records, or translate our international communications.
I spent years crying in my diary.
But I finally stopped finding
fault with myself. We’re
all different, yet the same.
I threw away the whole of my working history, my photograph albums, diaries and stage clothes. Shoving big, ugly discs on walls is a bit like rubbing people’s faces in it, saying ‘I am considerably richer than you.’ It is completely unnecessary.
Girls weekend with the ‘Vampire Diaries’ girls has become a big deal! It’s our quality time. It’s so much fun to unload and not feel guilty complaining or talking about your insecurities or bonding over things that you thought you were on your own about.
We should keep a careful diary of our moments of envy: they are our covert guides to what we should try to do next.
Among the Diaries beginning with the second quarter of our century, there is frequent mention of a lady then becoming famous for her beauty and her wit: “an unusual combination,” in the deliberate syllables of one of the writers, who is, however, not disposed to personal irony when speaking of her.
After my husband died, I could not write much – I could not concentrate. I was too exhausted most of the time even to contemplate writing. But I did take notes – not for fiction, but for a journal, or diary, of this terrible time. I did not think that I would ever survive this interlude.
I think, Queen Victoria‘s diaries, I think you can get them if you go to the British Library.
I hope people will find the book [Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries] a whole lot more than hollow.
I’m quite an opinionated person, but I’d never written a diary before. I quite like it!
Unvisited tombstones, unread diaries, and erased video game high-score rankings are three of the most potent symbols of mankind‘s pathetic and fruitless attempts at immortality.
Every year on my birthday, I start a new playlist titled after my current age so I can keep track of my favorite songs of the year as a sort of musical diary because I am a teenage girl.
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.
A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.
Southerners love a good tale. They are born reciters, great memory retainers, diary keepers, letter exchangers . . . great talkers.
People who are busy and happy don’t write diaries; they are too busy living.
The very idea of printing my diary has always struck me as completely superficial.
I love ‘The Princess Diaries!’
A blog is neither a diary nor a journal. Many people think of blogging in relation to those two things, confessional or practical. It is neither but includes elements of both.
The main idea of it was to multiply everything, to have a bigger sound and grow venue size and grow fan base. As for a lyrical theme of the album [named “X”], it’s just diary entries; it’s just kind of like three years of my life in songs.
Like society, the diary is a world of useless secrets. Everything is there, yet there is nothing.
I paint the way some people write an autobiography. The paintings, finished or not, are the pages from my diary.
I’m a slave to this leaf in a diary that lists what I must do, what I must say, every half hour.
I feel happy to be keeping a journal again. I’ve missed it, missed naming things as they appear, missed the half hour when I push all duties aside and savor the experience of being alive in this beautiful place.
I think I’m going to put together a compilation under Disney‘s name of my songs that I’ve done for them – because I’ve done six or seven by now! The latest was for the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack. So that’s the next thing that’s coming out.
I have all these revelations as I’m writing. Each song is like a chapter of my diary.
The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.
Alfred Kreymborg
You know, albums are a funny thing. They’re not like an intellectual decision. It’s a collection of your kind of musings. Like it’s a collection of your diary entries and you pick which one’s gonna make the most sense together and you put out a record and you sort of live it.
I hid myself within myself … and quietly wrote down all my joys, sorrows and contempt in my diary.
Dirt Road Diaries,’ in my mind, is a perfect country guy song. It speaks to the hard-working guy, and I’m excited for the fans to hear that one.
For Christmas every year, my mother used to give me those cheap little diaries that would tell your horoscope and provide a little blank slot for each day.
I did read all my old diaries and was quite surprised by the overwhelming melancholic tone. I remember things being rosier than they really were.
Of course, the diary helps me as well. ‘That wasn’t your position on July 7, 1991,’ I’ll remind Hugh an hour after we’ve had a fight. I’d have loved to rebut him sooner, but it takes awhile to look these things up.
A diary is an assassin‘s cloak which we wear when we stab a comrade in the back with a pen.
William Soutar
Biographers search for traces, for evidence of activity, for signs of movement, for letters, for diaries, for photographs.
[John Adams’s] vividly descriptive prose is supremely quotable. Adams wears his heart on his sleeve and reveals all of his ambitions, doubts, and insecurities, especially in his diary, which is one of the greatest and most readable in all of American literature.
I’ve found myself moved by letters and diaries in archives as well as trashy, summer blockbusters. It’s possible to make a connection with any kind of writing – as long as the writing is good.
This diary is my kief, hashish and opium pipe. This is my drug and my vice.
My diary entries allow me to keep track of all the things I would like to change about my life.
I started reading the big histories and the small histories, the memoirs and so forth. At some point, I found the diary of William E. Dodd.
I started writing diaries, and mine were horrible. Oh, the monotony. Oh, the angst. I said, ‘I don’t want anyone to find these!’ I destroyed them.
I feel very much a part of what I’m writing about, and I’m writing about things that concern me on a daily basis. I’m not really interested in writing musical diaries, if you know what I mean.
You don’t lose your swing between the ninth green and the tenth tee, and you don’t lose your swing from one day to the next. If you think you do, something is going on that you don’t understand. A diary might help explain it to you.
An introspective man who doesn’t keep a diary consigns himself to a special hell
Tim Lucas
A writer must be fearless. A writer has to be like a clawed animal.” -The Carrie Diaries pg. 337
My skin is my canvas. The artwork on it represents something that is very powerful and meaningful in my life. I look at my skin as something of a living diary because all my tattoos represent a time in my life. And I never wish to shut the door on the past, so I carry it all with me.
I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels.
Girls’ weekend with the ‘Vampire Diaries’ girls has become a big deal! It’s our quality time. It’s so much fun to unload and not feel guilty complaining or talking about your insecurities or bonding over things that you thought you were on your own about.
Keeping a diary is advanced-level living. I spend way too much time trying not to curl up in the corner like a giant fetus & weep to keep a diary.
‘Carrie Diaries’ is very heartfelt and earnest in a lot of ways.
I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I’m an idiot.
I swear, you are the only person I know who makes decisions based on what will provide the best material for a diary.
It seems to me that the problem with diaries, and the reason that most of them are so boring, is that every day we vacillate between examining our hangnails and speculating on cosmic order.
I was in such a creative groove after turning in my last book (The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year) that I decided to keep writing in the hope that I’d one day do a sequel.
I very much enjoy reading other writers’ diaries, mainly because it makes me ask myself: Are they like you? How do they think?
The ‘Degrassi’ producers were very supportive. They sent me flowers when I got ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ and then as soon as it premiered and got the great numbers that it did, I got another large bouquet of flowers from them.
‘The Turner Diaries’ is a racist daydream by a former physics teacher writing under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald.
I have decided to keep a full journal, in the hope that my life will perhaps seem more interesting when it is written down.
When our executive producer, Julie Plec, told me I was going to become a hybrid I got really excited. Because there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that, especially in our world of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ where Tyler is the first successful hybrid that’s made.
I really love “Bridget Jones’s Diary” – and I love the book, too. You wonder how it ever got made into a movie. She’s supposed to be chubby, and two of the hottest guys ever are straight-up fighting over her?
I did keep a travel diary once and it was a big mistake. All I remember of that trip is what I bothered to write down.
For years and years I carried these notebooks around with me – I had hundreds of pages of notes, these fragments that consisted of biographical anecdotes, diary passages, critical rants, agitations, scenes of my marriage.
Please read my diary, look through my things and figure me out.
I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again. ANAГЏS NIN, Fire: From “A Journal of Love” The Unexpurgated Diary of AnaГЇs Nin, 1934-1938 For me, the adventures of the mind, each inflection of thought, each movement, nuance, growth, discovery, is a source of exhilaration.
Diaries tell their little tales with a directness, a candor, conscious or unconscious, a closeness of outlook, which gratifies our sense of security. Reading them is like gazing through a small clear pane of glass. We may not see far and wide, but we see very distinctly that which comes within our field of vision.
My life always came first. When I got nominated for Diary of a Mad Housewife, I didn’t think, ‘Aah, now I’ll get more money.’ My dream had always just been to do my works well, fall in love and build a life for myself.
Book five of Dork Diaries is one of my favorite books it brings my thoughts deep into the book and think if you haven‘t read it you should you will probably fell just as I fell.
Over the last two years, I have been able to comb through The Prince’s archives. I have been free to read his journals, diaries and many thousands of the letters.
I write all the time. I do artwork that’s part of a diary, and I write short stories to go with them pretty much every day.
I loved the book [The Adderall Diaries] I optioned it, I think some years ago. But there’s a lot of different threads in the book. It starts off as one thing, where he’s trying to cover this murder trial, and then his own life starts to impinge on that, so it becomes something else. I found that fascinating.
The people I worked for before I was doing ‘Vampire Diaries’ were very generous to me.
Mrs Cameron keeps a rather better weekend diary than I do.
Whenever I can, I like to go to Cotswolds, in England, where my husband had a cottage. I spend my time reading his diaries, which I would like to publish.
I got out this diary, & read as one always does read one’s own writing, with a kind of guilty intensity.
One of the deepest impulses in man is the impulse to record, – to scratch a drawing on a tusk or keep a diary, to collect sagas and heap cairns. This instinct as to the enduring value of the past is, one might say, the very basis of civilization.
If people recognize me from ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ they just give me that look that’s like, ‘I think I know you. I think I saw you boxing in 1912, but I’m not sure,’ because it was such a short-lived run.
I would never say no to continuing to explore the – somebody coined the phrase for me the other day, which I love – ‘TVDU,’ ‘The ‘Vampire Diaries’ Universe.’ I have no desire to exploit it, but I also know that there are plenty of opportunities for stories left to be told.
There are so many quirky characters, its easy to fall in love with any number of the characters on The Carrie Diaries.
We’re trying keep ‘The Originals’ in the same world as ‘The Vampire Diaries.’
It was a high-class problem burden, but it was still a burden on ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ in which we had this group of characters that we loved writing for so much and who had so much available story to tell.
I am thinking of keeping a diary, not with the intend to publish it, merely to record the facts for the information of God, in case God does not know my version of the facts.
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
Writing is communication, not self-expression. Nobody in this world wants to read your diary except your mother.
As an actor, some of my favorite things to work on are night exterior scenes. Any time that we’re on location and shooting at night, it’s just magic. I got to do that so many times working on ‘Vampire Diaries’ that it filled my hat.
When you do ‘Mad Fat Diary’ or ‘The Village,’ you always learn about the particular time period, and that’s always nice for an actor.
When I was young, I kept a diary for about 10 years and I had to write in it every day. Even on days when nothing seemed to happen, I made myself think of something to put in it.
The library is not only a diary of the human race, but marks an act of faith in the continuity of humanity.
I keep a diary – one for each film and foreign land I travel to.
A book is a part of life, a manifestation of life, just as much as a tree or a horse or a star. It obeys its own rhythms, its own laws, whether it be a novel, a play, or a diary. The deep, hidden rhythm of life is always there – that of the pulse, the heart beat.
Fights don’t solve matters, they just make things worse. (Diary 19)
I think the best thing I can say about it – and I think the best thing you can say about anything, really – is that ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ made me feel like my home was bigger; it made me feel at home anywhere in Latin America.
Read with care, George Orwell‘s diaries, from the years 1931 to 1949, can greatly enrich our understanding of how Orwell transmuted the raw material of everyday experience into some of his best-known novels and polemics.
‘Carrie Diaries’ was one of the scripts that was sent my way, and it was instantly something I wanted to work on. It was very charming, and there’s a lot of heart to it. It was touching and nostalgic and relatable, and it validates so many coming-of-age issues in an open and honest way. I think it speaks to real life.
Of course the chronology of the books is a bit back- to – front, and books usually come out before movies. But happily, these [Bridget Jones’s] are fictional comedy diaries – not a history of the Battle of Waterloo.
My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call.
I just want people to feel the emotion that’s in the record. For me it’s very raw and beautiful, I guess it’s kind of like a diary for me. I’d love for people to be able to listen to it and it make them dance and cry and the same time.
The show [ Vampire Diaries] knows how to keep people on the edge of their seat, that’s for sure.
I think I’m going to put together a compilation under Disney‘s name of my songs that I’ve done for them – because I’ve done six or seven by now! The latest was for the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack. So that’s the next thing that’s coming out.
All of the narration in ‘Smile‘ is first-person. Most of the books that I grew up reading had first-person narrators for some reason. My diaries were written in this voice, and since this story is autobiographical, it just felt like a natural extension.
I’ve kept journals at many times in my life starting from when I was about 13 or 14. But it’s boring and contrived to keep a journal every day. Better to write as the mood strikes.
The photograph is to a great degree evidence of the conversation I had with the person. It’s a part of my visual diary.
History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions.
Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Don’t tell girls they can be anything they want when they grow up. Because it would have never occurred to them that they couldn’t. It’s like saying, ‘Hey, when you get in the shower, I’m not gonna read your diary.’ ‘Wait–are you gonna read my diary?’ ‘No! I said I’m not gonna read your diary. Go take a shower!’
Better late than never.”-Dork Diaries
Memory is the diary that chronicles things that never have happened and couldn’t possibly have happened.
A diary need not be a dreary chronicle of one’s movements; it should aim rather at giving salient account of some particular episode, a walk, a book, a conversation.
Dear Diary: My teen angst bullshit now has a body count.
There’s a great quote about Virginia Woolf, she had the same spiritual stake in her diaries as she had in her writing.
… our objects, bibelots, whatnots, and knickknacks-say the most about who we are. They are as honest as a diary.
I don’t want to be singing my diary.
I was writing for myself, not to be published. I was writing diaries, even letters, to myself or to anyone I was angry at. Sometimes they weren’t to a person, they were just to the universe – a bit like penning daydreams or isolated thoughts.
I read The Bell Jar, and then I read her memoir and her diaries, and a third book, an outside opinion. Just the way she made the pillows so neat on the oven door. It just seems to be the opposite of, if you’re going to take your life, in a horrible rage it happens.
Can you squeeze me into an empty page of your diary and psychologically save me?
When I re-read my diaries, it’s the self-doubt that seems to be prevalent.
One need not write in a diary what one is to remember for ever.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
As someone who watched ‘The Vampire Diaries’ when I was 10 or 11, getting to be Miss Mystic Falls was very surreal for me.
It’s not easy keeping a diary. You have to be pretty committed.
I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices – it was important to try to find a somewhat iconic voice and laugh. I ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath – someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts.
Songs are my diaries; they always have been. You have to put your trust in everyone because putting down those real, personal details and thoughts that make a song authentic also opens you right up. I am constantly misunderstood; a lot of people just don’t get me.
[Final diary entry:] Occupation is essential. And now with some pleasure I find that it’s seven; and must cook dinner. Haddock and sausage meat. I think it is true that one gains a certain hold on sausage and haddock by writing them down.
I write songs that are like diary entries. I have to do it in order to feel sane.
I’m conflicted. On one hand, I want to stay in and catch up on The Vampire Diaries, but there’s this really awesome restaurant I’ve been wanting to try out.
I’m so lucky that ‘The Vampire Diaries’ happened. I’m so lucky that Warner Bros. pays me money. You have no idea. I should be on a fishing boat with my dad.
I’m horrified to find, as I look at these diaries of twenty-five years ago or more, that I don’t remember who the people were. “Bill and Tony were constantly in and out. We went to La Jolla” – or something. I haven’t the bluest idea who they were!
If I was singing like somebody else, then it was almost like I was expressing myself like somebody else. So it was always a very original thing for me. It’s my voice, it’s my diary, it’s the way I connect with people.
My diary became more than a place to record daily events. It became a friend, the paper that it was made of was ready and willing to accept anything and everything I had to say.
[I] read Anne Frank’s diary [while imprisoned] on Robben Island and derived much encouragement from it.
Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. I wish you Happy New Year and diary full of best stories ever written in your life.
I made the record that my life had me make. Each one is like a diary.
I keep a diary when I have time to. I always know that I’m either having a great time or I’m very busy when there are three weeks of nothing in my diary. But I like to look back because in ten years to the day I can know where I was and what I was doing, and that’s a nice feeling.
I went to NYU graduate film school and met Pam [Romanowsky], and after doing a few things with her I thought she had the right sensibility and that she could figure it [The Adderall Diaries] out.
I feel like – and maybe you’re going to think I’m crazy for saying this – ‘Vampire Diaries’ has crazy fans, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ has crazy fans, but I swear to you, I have never met crazier fans than ‘One Tree Hill“s.
I remember keeping a lot of journals and diaries and trying to form a complete thought just based off of those immediate, raw feelings. If anything, I was conscious about how I just always wanted to be as honest as possible, no matter how vulnerable it would make me seem.
when I first began this diary I said I would give a record of my inner life. I begin to wonder if I have said anything about my inner life. What if I have no inner life?
Everything is a self-portrait.
Everything is a diary.
I’d always hoped to write the story as a novel, but there was a long period when the [Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries] movie was stalled and in confusion. I felt frustrated creatively, and just couldn’t work on the Baby material till the movie was sorted out.
I love that the collapse of The Other Side is being felt in both ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’ universes – as someone who is a fan of both shows, it’s very fun to watch.
Keeping a Diary all my life helped me to discover some basic elements essential to the vitality of writing.
Dates in Calendar are Closer Than They Appear! Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. Keep a diary, and someday it’ll keep you.
Under Lenin, hardly less than under Stalin, historians harbored critical opinions at their peril. The writing, let alone the publication, of political diaries was virtually impossible.
For now, feeling as though my own brain were unhinged or as if the shock had come which must end in its undoing, I turn to my diary for repose. The habit of entering accurately must help sooth me.
A diary with no drawings of me in it? Where are the torrid fantasies? The romance covers?
I was thrust into a really lofty, enviable, but isolated position with ‘Princess Diaries’ in that I could carry a film before I really knew if I could act.
My friend is not allowed to go out today. I sit by his side and read him passages from his own life. They fill him with surprise. Everyone should keep someone else’s diary; I sometimes suspect you of keeping mine.
In the digital age, there are a million and one ways to find out what someone you fancy is doing – but remember, they can see when you’re watching their Instagram stories. If you fall deep into a hole of snooping, resist flicking through the digital diaries of their exes, or at least learn to cover your tracks.
You are fiercely heterosexual and well-formed, and it’s no one’s business that you’ve shrunk your parents and keep them in a terranium, but you have a gatling gun for a mouth, and if that’s a diary you’re producing from your cleavage, I’m leaving.
Memoirs are – memory is – rarely 100 percent accurate. Any autobiography is a construct, ballpark, even unnatural. Private diaries, too, can be unreliable – a detail that matters only if the diary is read.
I do not keep a diary. Never have. To write a diary every day is like returning to one’s own vomit.
I’m so lucky that my songs are basically my diary put to music.
[John F. Kennedy] kept a diary and in the White House dictated his thoughts. He felt real guilt at the killing of [Ngo Dinh] Diem, the leader of South Vietnam.
I wonder if anyone will ever know the emptiness of my life. Personal Diary — Last entry Oh whats the point?
More than two years after Mad About the Boy was published, the [Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries ] movie started coming together. I felt better about the material, and found myself writing a letter from Bridget to her son: explaining the original story of how he came to be, from his own Mum.
If you find a way to write with open heart to Diary, a friend with Truth, no detail spared, your tome like Petrarch’s works will contain the scattered fragments of your soul.
Robin Maxwell
A great library contains the diary of the human race.
Geraldine Dawson
I was too lazy to start a whole new story, so I just stuck a princess into the story I was working on… and The Princess Diaries was born!
I know a lot about when I was a little girl, because my sister used to keep a diary. Today I keep her diary in a drawer next to by bed. I like to see how her memories were the same as mine, but also different.
With The Vampire Diaries, it’s not just a tease, especially with the relationships. You’re not sitting there going, ‘God, I wish they’d get it over with and kiss!’ There’s no teasing, they jump right into the action.
Some of my favorite moments from The Vampire Diaries were from season 3. I found the storyline between Stefan and Klaus to be extremely compelling. It was a friend/foe type friendship, rooted in depth that took us back to the 1920s.
It’s been a pretty amazing experience, getting to go from ‘Bosch’ to ‘The Vampire Diaries’ back-to-back, with a little ‘Castle‘ in between.
In many ways, cartooning is my therapy. I’ve always said they’re like my diaries. It’s thoughts and feelings and things I’ve seen on any particular day.
I want to live my life, not record it.
Don’t read my diary when I’m gone.
I read Aschenbach’s constant desire to go beyond the works he has already produced to be the counterpart of Mann’s deep wish to surpass his previous fiction; sometimes the diaries express this in terms of a dejected judgment that the summit has already been reached.
I love learning about different dialects and I own all sorts of regional and time-period slang dictionaries. I often browse through relevant ones while writing a story. I also read a lot of diaries and oral histories.
It seems to me that [Andy Cohen] can write these diaries forever.
I once wrote that Lord Moran, Churchill‘s doctor, had doctored his diaries as well as his famous patient. That was true but unfair. Although their authenticity as contemporary, daily accounts is often questionable, the observations are quite wonderful.
One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.
The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.
The other thing that I started doing for myself was, I went through my diary of ideas that I keep and made sure that the translation of the comic to the movie was good.
In the digital future, texts will be annotated visually, animated and illustrated like never before. The austereprayer book’ paper that permitted the space for Shepard’s illustrations to Pepys’ diaries is now being recreated in the digital era.
I play the role of a gangster‘s wife in a web series, a cop’s wife in Hindi film ‘Vodka Diaries,’ a cop in ‘Adangathey’ and a gangster in ‘Saaho.’ So yeah, I have got all the roles covered.
My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart, places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life.
I feel like my songs are like diary entries for me. So I usually write about things that have happened to me specifically or sometimes it can be someone who’s close to me.
I was a kind of angsty teenager and I would write diaries and write stuff down all the time. Sometimes I get to the level on stage where I’m singing and it feels heavy, but not always.
I feel like – and maybe you’re going to think I’m crazy for saying this – ‘Vampire Diaries’ has crazy fans, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ has crazy fans, but I swear to you, I have never met crazier fans than ‘One Tree Hill’s.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
When you’re travelling, your day is jam-packed. I just don’t have time to whip out a PC all the time. But I can whip out a BlackBerry and tweet. I keep a constant diary of where I’m at and why I’m there.
There seems to be a feeling we need Klaus to be in ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ surely and partially because of the Klaus and Caroline dynamic, but many people love the character. They want to see more of the character, but people really have a tendency to fear the unknown.
They say it’s the good girls who keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time. Me, I just wanna live a life I’m gonna remember even if I don’t write it down.
I like ‘Vampire Diaries’ because it has great stories.
It doesn’t feel natural for me to write some diary type song. I want to write a classic like Yesterday but weird songs about meatballs in refrigerators come into my head – I can’t help it.
I only watched ‘The Vampire Diaries’ because my friends who loves vampires was like, ‘Just watch it.’ I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to watch ‘Gossip Girls’ with teeth.’
I love reading other people’s diaries, especially someone like Virginia Woolf’s – such a formidable woman that it’s a revelation when she shows you a more vulnerable side of herself.
Keeping a diary supports personal development.
But in Hiroshima, some people were wiped clean away, leaving only a wristwatch or a diary page. So no matter that I have inhibitions to fill all my pockets, I keep trying, hoping that one day I’ll write a poem I can be proud to let sit in a museum exhibit as the only proof I existed.
I’ve kept voluminous diaries since I was eighteen, and do a lot of experimental writing.
Not that it was beautiful, but that, in the end, there was a certain sense of order there; something worth learning in that narrow diary of my mind
At times, the reader of World War II literature must think every American, from general to G.I., kept a war diary, later mined for memoirs of the conflict. Few diaries, however, were published in their own right.
To go straight to ‘Scandal‘ and get to play the larger-than-life guy who has the page-long rants and gets drilled in the leg with blood flying everywhere, it was a blast. It’s really been a nice counterpoint after the first season of ‘The Carrie Diaries.’
I’ve been in very protective shows: ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ ‘Vampire Diaries,’ and even ‘Gracepoint’ and ‘Supernatural.’ They really protect their stories because they don’t want any leaks.
Fitzgerald said a very interesting thing in his diary; that human life proceeds from the good to the less good – that is, it’s always worse as you go on. That’s true.
Reasons for not keeping a notebook: 1) the ambiguity of the reader–it is never quite oneself. 2) I usually hate the sight of my handwriting–it lives too much and I dislike its life–I mean by “lives,” of course, betrays too much!
A man’s diary is a record in youth of his sentiments, in middle age of his actions, in old age of his reflections.
The diary will really try and tell people who you are and what you were. The alternative is writing nothing, or creating a totally lifeless, as it is leafless, garden.
A diary means yes indeed.
Hold fast to the diary from today on! Write regularly! Don’t surrender! Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it every moment.
Every man is a diary in which he writes one story while intending to write another. His humblest moment is when he compares the two
We got Arbitron diaries at my house in the 1980s, when the family was down to just my mother and me, and we tried for a couple of days to fill it out (I of course treated it like we’d been asked to write a new book of the Bible), but we got really bored with it and gave it up.
Never write up your diary on the day itself, for it takes longer than that to know what happened.
Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have time.