Friday, April 30, 2004
"Writing is nothing more than a guided dream."
--Jorge Luis Borges
"A writer uses a journal to try out the new step in front of the
-- Mary Gordon
"Your journal is a way of returning to experiences in reflection. In
reading through your journal at a later time, you can find new meaning
in your descriptions, connecting images and memories into more
coherent, illuminating structures."
-- Margot Lasher"
"Any kind of diary is a form of writing that encourages freedom of expression.
Because of its nature, it has remained immune to any formal rules of
content, structure, or style. As a result, the diary can come closest
to reproducing how consciousness evolves."
"Writers aren't exactly people...they're a whole lot of people trying
to be one person."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The positive thing about writing is that you connect with yourself in
the deepest way. You get a chance to know who you are, to know what
you think. You begin to have a relationship with your mind."