Writers on Keeping Diaries and Journals

Some great quotes about journal-keeping, from a variety of writers, including the ones below:

“People who keep journals have life twice.”

– Jessamyn West


“The diary taught me that it is in the moments of emotional crisis that human beings reveal themselves most accurately. I learned to choose the heightened moments because they are the moments of revelation.”

 – Anaïs Nin

The image is James Eike’s Field Book, 1960 from the Smithsonian Institution

Read more at: Why Writers Keep Journals | Writing on the Pages of Life

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