40 Journaling Quotes That Activate A Desire To Write

40 Journaling Quotes That Activate A Desire To Write

40 Journaling Quotes

“As a practice, journaling empowers you to empty your mind, elevate your creativity, and know yourself at the deepest of levels.”Georgina El Morshdy


Here are THREE things I wish everyone knew about message-making. 

1. You have something infinitely powerful to say because of who you are and what you’ve experienced. It’s not all been said until YOU have said it, too.

2. Your message lies within. Inner Journey work empowers and inspires you to surface it. Open your journal, answer some deep-dive questions, and write to see what genius bubbles up and reveals itself.

3. Sharing your message has a dual purpose. Through it, you can declare who you are while simultaneously activating others who resonate with your vibe and feel inspired by your journey. 

Your message is unique.



And beautiful. 

I get so inspired to know aligned messages are brewing right now that will change the world. I believe yours is one of them – and chances are, your journaling will help you surface it.  

If you need some inspiration to get to writing, I’ve ALWAYS got your back. 

Take this curated list of journaling quotes. Read them, absorb them, and allow them to awaken a desire to turn to the blank page and discover what YOU have to say today. 

40 Journaling quotes that activate a desire to write

  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. 
  3. “Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing, but life-expanding.” – Jen Williamson. 
  4. “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.
  5. “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. 
  6. “Journaling is paying attention to the inside for the purpose of living well from the inside out.” – Lee Wise. 
  7. Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.” – Christina Baldwin.
  8. “Journal writing gives us insights into who we are, who we were, and who we can be.” – Sandra Marinella. 
  9. “Start writing, not matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” – Louis L’Amour. 
  10. “Writing eases my suffering. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.” – Gao Xingjian.
  11. “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank. 
  12. “A good journal entry ought to be a love letter to the world.” – Anthony Doeer. 
  13. “Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be spilt open.” – Natalie Goldberg. 
  14. “A life worth living is a life worth recording.” – Jim Rohn. 
  15. “This pouring of thoughts out on paper has relieved me. I feel better and full of confidence and resolution.” – Diet Eman. 
  16. “I never wrote things down to remember; I always wrote things down so I could forget.” – Matthew McConaughey. 
  17. “Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.” – Pat Conroy. 
  18. “Keep a diary and one say it’ll keep you.” – Mae West. 
  19. “Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.” – Carolyn V. Hamilton. 
  20. “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. 
  21. “Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.” – Pythagoras.
  22. “At times you got to find the untouched parts within yourself to be able to discover the true you at a deeper level.” – Etheria Divine. 
  23. “If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured, and unique individual, keep a journal. Don’t trust your memory.” – Jim Rohn. 
  24. “In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.” – Susan Sontag. 
  25. “We can’t hire out our inner work, but we can do the manual labour with delight and decency.” – Sakyong Mipham. 
  26. “Your outer world of attitudes, wealth, work, relationships, and health will always be an inner reflection of your inner attitudes of mind.” – Brian Tracy. 
  27. When the mind is silent and quiet, then inner energies wake up and work miracles on your behalf without any conscious effort on your own part.” – Deepak Chopra. 
  28. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.” – Anaïs Nin
  29. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone for others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi. 
  30. “Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” – Maggie Kuhn. 
  31. “The way to do is to be.” – Lao Tau. 
  32. “Journal: fitting your heart and soul into ruled lines.” – Terri Guillemets.
  33. “The outer work can never be small if the inner work is great. And the outer work can never be great if the inner work is small.” – Meister Eckhart. 
  34. “Your journal is your completely unaltered voice.” – Lucy Dacus.
  35. “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.  
  36. “I write because I don’t know what to think until I read what I say.” – Flannery O’Connor. 
  37. “Writing is medicine. It is an appropriate antidote to injury. It is an appropriate companion for any difficult change.” – Julia Cameron. 
  38. “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the ongoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath. 
  39. “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” – Ernest Hemingway. 
  40. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou. 

Could you use a muse to get you writing your truth? 

Your magic lies within. That’s why one of the most powerful things you can do for these times is to get curious about what you KNOW – so you can surface it. 

SURFACE is the first step of the Aligned Message Activator. The following steps are: SHAPE your message and then SHARE your message. 

Deep-dive questions are potent catalysts for surfacing your message – because they guide you to explore the unexplored parts of you so you can come to a place of knowing. 

Know Your Truth is a one-year journaling adventure that delivers a brand new, thought-provoking question to your inbox each week. 

Stay inspired so you can keep surfacing your ever-evolving message when you join now.

I create this so that:

  1. You remember how much your voice matters.
  2. You’re inspired to dig deeper into your message, get creative with your content, and keep showing up with fearless visibility.

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