Quotes for Your Journal

Some new quotes for your journal or quote book:


“A wedding day is the easiest to make happy. You just throw in a ton of money and liquor, but a marriage is hard to make happy because when you throw a ton of money and liquor at it, it often makes things worse.”
–Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake, Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale, NY.

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”         ― Stephen King


“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”   ― Stephen King

“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country


Quinn McDonald is a writer.


6 thoughts on “Quotes for Your Journal

    • My cat just walked across my keyboard, erasing my reply. People don’t want to be creative because it carries responsibility with it. But yes, it is an essential ingredient of life. You are SO right.

  1. …yes, Yes, YES! These are ALL fabulous — thanks for sharing them, Q! I have this post flagged for lettering them into my “quotation journal” — looking forward to a Wordy Wednesday evening 😉

  2. Yes. To all of these. All of these are worthy of quote journal status. Yes to the “It is shit. I am shit. it is awesome.” Yes to the go into the arts and get even with your parents. Yes to marriage is damn hard work, but often reaps great rewards. Yes to reading,indeed, yes to reading! And especially yes to the last one – such words to aspire to. What an AMAZING world if we all showed up, felt fully, then flew and laughed and failed and tried again and laughed some more and lived and died. Thank you for these. Thank you so much!

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