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.
"Nothing important happened today." - King George's diary entry, July 4th, 1776, the same day the American colonies declared their independence.
Her poetry is the diary or autobiography though few diaries or autobiographies compare with it for intentional and, especially, unintentional truth of an acute psychologist, a wonderful rhetorician, and one of the most individual writers who ever lived, one of those best able to express experience at its most nearly absolute.
When all is said and done, leading a good life is more important than keeping a good diary.
By nature of me being the one singing it and writing it there is always an innate bit of autobiography there ... but I think I learned years ago that you don't get songs that have that long stride and that pivot-hinge ability if it's too much diary entry.leslie feist
You may be keeping a diary of your thoughts but know that, in every religion, the God you believe is keeping a diary of your actions.steve maraboli
A diary is more or less the work of a man of clay whose hands are clumsy and in whose eyes there is no light.wallace stevens
A great library contains the diary of the human race.
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.oscar wilde
diary of Always
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 ... just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown .... [being given] free rein [by director Christopher Nolan was] fun, because there are no real boundaries to what The Joker would say or do. Nothing intimidates him, and everything is a big joke."heath ledger
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
If we've learned anything from the best-selling diary of a Wimpy Kid children's book series, it's that those who see themselves surrounded by idiots are usually idiots themselves.
A manifesto, a diary, a crumpled suicide note, and a still relevant love letter.art spiegelman