Top 100 Diary Quotes

Here we have the best Diary Quotes from famous authors such as George A. Romero, Enoch Powell, Jon Scieszka, Cathy Guisewite, Mae West. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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With CG, I can do more and be sillier. In ‘Diary,’ there’s a scene where they hit a guy with acid, and the camera is never off him, and you see it gradually eat through his skull and get all the way through his brain. That’s fun, too.

I do not keep a diary. Never have. To write a diary every day is like returning to one’s own vomit.

Enoch Powell
Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series and Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight‘ books got 49,323,701 kids reading.

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 always say, keep a diary and someday it’ll keep you.

When I read the diary of former ‘Daily Mirror’ editor Piers Morgan, I realised it was a tough old world to be part of.

You should write songs about what you feel, but you can’t write in such a way like it’s a diary entry. You should write it in a way that people understand in their lives.

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.

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.

Beatrice Webb
A proper family diary with everyone‘s events and parties in it really helps organise the household.

Anthea Turner
As a child, my parentsattitude rubbed off on me; I have an old teenage diary that marks the moment when my parents decided to buy a colour television. I was very much against it and wrote that it was a waste of money.

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 have all these revelations as I’m writing. Each song is like a chapter of my diary.

I organise my work in the form of a daily diary. Each chapter is strictly chronological but is also monothematic – say, a war, a set of peace negotiations, a joust.

I’ve always loved to write, and I kept a diary of what I thought about my business, being an entrepreneur and other things of interest to me.

Ben Casnocha
Strangely enough, among my dad‘s things, I found the diary of an ancestor who was born in 1797 and became a ventriloquist in London. That was quite chilling. It described exactly how I was as a child but 150 years earlierdoing voices, pretending to be a ventriloquist.

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.

I talk to Simon, I write to him. I never used to write a diary. But now I’m writing a diary to him. I think it’s not just me, but lots of others, family and friends, can still feel him around.

Petra Nemcova
There’s always so much stuff to do. I work best when my diary just says ‘MNEK, MNEK, MNEK.’

Like a lot of people, I read ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ again and again and again when I was growing up – I’m still completely felled by what an astounding book it is. And as a teenager, I did a lot of reading about concentration camps and the vast horrors of the war.

Monica Hesse
I’ve kept a diary since I was 11.

‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ gets pretty dark toward the end. But there are some comic moments in the early part of the play. Anne was a goofball at times.

In early draft it never satisfied me, and that was when it clicked into place and it went so well as a diary.

Colleen McCullough
People always make me uncomfortable when they ask me: ‘Who’s this song about?’ I feel like I let you read my diary and now we have to have a conversation about it! I already let you read it, let’s just leave it at that.

Writing for yourself is like exposing your diary. It can be a little embarrassing at times, but if it helps somebody get through the day just by hearing a song, it’s well worth it.

I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I’m an idiot.

I think the two are kind of synonymous for me; songwriting is like my form of diary making. It’s how I process the world. Without doing that, I feel kind of lost. The characters that I play often come out in the songs and the challenges that they face, albeit in an abstract way.

YouTube has always been a diary for me. I’m here to share what I do, share my life, and if people want to watch, more power to them. But regardless of my intention, if people are looking at what I do and am treating it like I’m a role model, it doesn’t matter whether or not I want to be.

‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ was my first American movie. It was my first movie in an American accent. It’s based on a graphic novel, which was written in 2002 by someone called Phoebe Gloeckner. It was turned into a play by Marielle Heller, who then wrote it as a screenplay for Sundance Labs.

Anne Frank’s diary made a very big impression on me at age 12 or so.

Early in my life, without any supporting evidence, I fretted over what I believed was my fate: accidentally becoming an international pop star. The pages of my diary were filled with hypothetical ethical dilemmas.

My writing has changed a lot. From 16 to 19, I’ve changed a lot. My kind of writing in the beginning was very observational; now it’s grown very personal for me. I use it as a diary in many ways.

Anybody who writes a diary insists it must be read by someone else.

One of the few things that will remain of this time is what artists are doing. They are the journal and the diary of our time.

I don’t want to overplay the diary’s significance, but it’s a really helpful batting aid. It’s not an obsession because I don’t spend more than 10 or 20 minutes writing a day – and not necessarily every day. I might write in it three days in a row and then not the next four. It depends on the situation.

A lot of music is like a diary for me.

The uncut diaries are 16 million words. It’s very tiring to do your diary every night before you go to bed.

DMX wasn’t checking what his fans were saying to him on Twitter or Facebook. Jay-Z is on a boat in Saint-Tropez. I’m hands-on. Girls write to me like I’m their diary. That’s a huge responsibility. I don’t take it for granted.

I have a really large family, so we have three big Christmas celebrations. This involves intense diary planning, compromising between the families – and serious food shopping.

To be a good researcher is to be a good detective, and I enjoy ferreting out tidbits of information. For a diary book like ‘A Coal Miner‘s Bride,’ newspapers come in handy for small everyday details such as weather reports.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
My music is like a diary. I use every experience.

I maintained a diary when I was a child and had all the happenings jotted down.

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 like to dabble in different things, but music is my first love. It connects to me in a way my side projects don’t because it’s so personal. I write the words. Music is like my diary. It’s my therapy.

When Landon Carter, a Virginia plantation owner, read the Declaration of Independence two days after it was issued, he wondered whether its ringing affirmation of equality meant that slaves must be freed. If so, he confided to his diary, ‘You must send them out of the country, or they must steal for their support.’

Music is a diary. Sometimes people make music as if no one’s going to hear it, as if they can just be completely honest. Things are a lot more acceptable said in a song than it would be in person. Art excuses a lot of things.

My desperation for UKIP to do well meant that I really packed the diary and the day in a way that, frankly, wasn’t very bright.

I’m sure it won’t surprise you to learn that I kept a diary – actually, quite a number of them over the years.

Upon reading the deeply serious opening of Scott Spencer’s ‘Endless Love’, you will very likely laugh out loud. The tone is something like what you might find in a teenager’s diary: verbose, feverish, furiously self-important.

Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits, but out of a clearly felt need.

Robert Musil
There is a page in ‘Diary of a Worm’ in which the worm tells his sister that no matter how much time she spends looking in the mirror, her face will always look just like her rear end. Any girl that grew up with brothers can relate to the merciless teasing.

Doreen Cronin
I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.

Composing is what drives me; it’s not the pursuit of fame. My songs are like pages in a diary.

Being acknowledged by ‘Vogue‘ and invited to do ‘Today I’m Wearing‘ was a really great moment for me, and the photo diary of my outfits was a really fun thing to do.

In 2007, ‘Diary of the Dead‘ all of a sudden made money. I was blindsided by that.

In 1982, I wrote in my diary that life is motion, not joy. If the way you measure success in life is by how much joy it brings you, you’re measuring inaccurately. Life is also sadness, defeat, striving. It is many things.

I did not find that writing a diary with a lead male character differed in any essential way from writing one with a female character. They all had the same challenges in terms of attempting to establish an identity, coping with loneliness, friendships, relationships.

Long before ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’, ‘Dork Diaries’, and the graphic novel explosion, only a small press like Tricycle was willing to take a risk on such an innovative format.

Marissa Moss
I’ve come to realize that you live on through recordings; they’re like a musical diary, a window into somebody’s soul.

When I first started working on ‘Secret Diary,’ I definitely felt like I needed to shape up. The idea of being in my knickers on TV was a great incentive! Now I try to eat right, and I go to Bikram yoga three or four times a week. I have my ‘naughty‘ days, and I indulge in pizza and cake, but so what!

The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary.

Francois Truff

The book, you understand, was not written for publication. It was the portrayal of my emotions, the analysis of my own soul life during three months of my nineteenth year. I wrote then all the time, just as I do now, but, though the book is in diary form, it is not a diary.

When I was still in prep school – 14, 15 – I started keeping notebooks, journals. I started writing, almost like landscape drawing or life drawing. I never kept a diary, I never wrote about my day and what happened to me, but I described things.

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

Songs, to me, have always been kind of like a diary, you know – and, say, when I did ‘Teenager In Love,’ maybe I was 16.

I started keeping a diary in third grade and, in solidarity with Anne Frank, gave it a name and made it my confidante. To this day, I feel comforted and relieved of loneliness, no matter how foreign my surroundings, if I have a pad and a pen with which to record my experiences.

The moment I was introduced to my wife, Emma, at a party I thought, here she is – and 20 minutes later I told her she ought to marry me. She thought I was as mad as a rat. She wouldn’t even give me her telephone number – and she wrote in her diary: ‘A funny little man asked me to marry him.’

The way I look at it, they’re all part of my musical diary, and I can listen to any one of them and it will bring up memories of what was going on at that time.

John Mayall
In ‘Diary,’ the motto really is: ‘Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?’ It coaches us to be aware of our motives and not just be a reaction to the circumstances around us.

I have kept a training diary to record my training plans and my feelings and emotions for a long time.

The rest of my work, besides sketching and keeping a diary, which was the most troublesome of all, consisted in making geological and zoological collections.

John Hanning Speke
I’ve been making a diary of the daft things people have said during London Fashion Week, and it does wear a little bit thin, everyone comparing my name to Edie Sedgwick.

My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That’s the Jackie Chan diary.

My books should feel like you’re getting a peek into a private world: a diary no one was meant to read. As soon as I start thinking, ‘This book is going to be published,’ my drawing becomes calculated and deliberate. It’s one of the ways I trick myself.

Jeffrey Brown
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.

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.

My compositions are, I would say, like pages ripped from a diary that I don’t really want to share, but that I almost feel the need to share. It’s a way for me to get things out that I can’t get out in life, you know, in real regular conversation with people.

Cecile McLorin Salvant
I probably shouldn’t treat interviews as therapy sessions, but I don’t keep a diary, so these end up being my way of keeping track of where I’m at and letting it all out.

I have struggled with self-esteem issues since my teens, but it’s clear in my first long-ago diary that I didn’t start out that way. I acquired my low self-esteem. I learned it.

It is, writing music is like therapy for me, it’s like writing everything down in a diary. It’s my way of getting all my emotions and feelings out on paper.

I write in a diary every night to collect my thoughts. It’s very therapeutic to songwrite, because it’s the same thing.

When I was making the early stuff, I never expected it to be so big. I was in my own kind of bubble. I never wanted to tour; I just wanted to create music and make a diary I could put out into the world. And sometimes, I became the characters.

It’s not easy keeping a diary. You have to be pretty committed.

One of the scariest moments was being on Tyler Perry‘s first movie, ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman.’

After I was cast, I decided to read ‘Sharp Objects‘. I ended up drowning it in sticky notes, highlighter and pen. It became my little diary I could refer to. I took little quotes out of the book and transferred them onto this scrapbook I kept about Amma.

In the early ’90s, I wrote a play called ‘Word of Mouth‘ in which I played a number of different characters. One was a thirteen-year-old boy who, through a series of diary entries, realizes that he’s gay.

James Lecesne
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.

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.

Nico Mirallegro
An album is like a book or a diary or a snapshot… It just feels so like the end of a chapter when you finish one.

After ‘Land,’ I wanted to do something about emerging media and citizen journalism, so I got this idea for ‘Diary of the Dead.’

I wanted to make music for my people that I grew up with in my neighborhood. That’s kind of the long and the short of that whole ‘Diary’ album.

Because of social media, we have a lot of personal essays floating around; you see them on Facebook: everyone’s either reading them or writing them. Some of them are great; some of them are diary entries put forth as essays.

I never kept a diary, but I wrote detailed notes of my travels.

I can only write a book like ‘The Tin Drum‘ or ‘From the Diary of a Snail‘ at a special period of my life. The books came about because of how I felt and thought at the time.

I have kept a reading diary since I was 18. I am jealous of my friend who has kept hers since she was ten.

Diane Setterfield
I’ve kept a diary since I was 11. It’s a way of taking stock, almost meditative, trying to make sense of stuff because life is chaotic.

I express myself a lot on Tumblr, especially through my diary entries, but my Instagram is my modeling portfolio. I have my game face on at all times.

Hearing a whole entire room sing back to me, ‘I guess it’s true I’m not good at a one-night stand,’ you know, I just can’t explain the feeling. It’s unreal. You feel like you’ve just read your diary to thousands of people and they’ve gone, ‘It’s okay. We still love you.’

I picked up the guitar very late, in a very pagan way – I didn’t know how to play, but I knew I had to. I drew and I had a diary, but it wasn’t enough; I needed to express more. As soon as I learned two notes, I started to tell a story, which is why, I guess, my music resembles blues or folk.

I was in Milan, and somebody gave me a Trussardi diary, and I thought ‘Genius.’ Inside I put the Polaroids, how much film I shot, who I shot with. This way, for billing later on, I had all the information.

Sante D’Orazio