353 Ultimate Inspirational Journal Quotes (Reflection)

Discover the power of inspiration with these journal quotes and prompts that will ignite your creativity and motivation.

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  1. Journaling for Inspiration
  2. The Art of Self-Reflection in Quotes
  3. Quotes for Wisdom and Creativity
  4. Quotes to Spark Imagination
  5. Journaling for Personal Growth
  6. Quotes for Sharing Inspirational Insights

Journaling for Inspiration

The journal is a vehicle for my sense of self-hood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore it does not simply record my actual, daily life but rather in many cases offers an alternative to it. Susan Sontag
Writing is another powerful way to sharpen the mental saw. Keeping a journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights, and learnings promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context. Stephen Covey Inspirational Journal Quotes
For years I’ve been advocating the power and pleasure of being grateful. I kept a gratitude journal for a full decade without fail and urged you all to do the same. Oprah Winfrey
Each Bullet Journal becomes another volume in the story of your life. Does it represent the life you want to live? If not, then leverage the lessons you’ve learned to change the narrative in the next volume. Ryder Carroll
When I go back and read my journals or fiction, I am always surprised. I may not remember having those thoughts, but they still exist and I know they are mine, and it’s all part of making sense of who I am. Amy Tan
Journal what you love, what you hate, what’s in your head, what’s important. Journaling organizes your thoughts; allows you to see things in a concrete way that otherwise you might not see. Focus on what you think you need to find in your art. Kay Walkingstick Inspirational Journal Quotes
Your subconscious mind is trying to help you all the time. That’s why I keep a journal not for chatter but for mostly the images that flow into the mind or little ideas. I keep a running journal, and I have all of my life, so it’s like your gold mine when you start writing. Jim Harrison
Writing is medicine. It is an appropriate antidote to injury. It is an appropriate companion for any difficult change. Julia Cameron Inspirational Journal Quotes
If you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. Madeleine L’Engle
Every morning is a fresh start. Wake up with a thankful heart. Kristen Butler
It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
Think big when you set your goals. Dare to think big and then set a series of smaller goals to get you there. Les Brown
Owning less is better than organizing more. Joshua Becker
There’s no place like home. Judy Garland
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Goethe
Accept the challenge so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S. Patton
Enjoy life. It’s a gift. Unwrap it with gratitude and love. Inspirational Journal Quotes
The most important things in life aren’t things. Anthony J. D’Angelo
Collect moments not things.
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide
A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome. Matshona Dhliwayo
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Grateful, thankful, blessed.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe. Leymah Gbowee
Gratitude helps you see what is there instead of what isn’t.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino
You must remember that your story matters. What you write has the power to save a life, sometimes that life is your own. Stalina Goodwin
Finding happiness is easy: stop being busy. Maxime Lagacé
Don’t mistake activity with achievement. John Wooden
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Steve Jobs
When the time comes that you reach the end of your rope. You simply have to tie a knot on it and hang on. Believe me, everything is going to be all right in the end. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts, it gives you what you demand with your actions. Steve Maraboli
Successful journals break the deadlock of introspective obsession. Alexandra Johnson
Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to keep going when you really feel like giving up.
Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar
Don’t overthink, just let it go. Inspirational Journal Quotes
The path to success is to take massive, determined action. Tony Robbins
When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Dale Carnegie
Don’t be busy, be productive.
Be thankful for the troubles you don’t have.
The road to success is always under construction. Lily Tomlin
Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. Shahrukh Khan
Change the world by being yourself. Amy Poehler
Stop pressing rewind on things that should be deleted in your life.
Simplify. Remove steps. Remove options. Remove instructions. Remove clutter. Gabor Cselle
Do what is right, not what is easy.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. G.K. Chesterton
You’ll write it not because there’s no possibility it’ll be found but because it costs too much to not write it. China Miéville Inspirational Journal Quotes
The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. Serena Williams
Bloom where you are planted.
Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone. Billy Cox
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. Fred Devito
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things that are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus
Never give up on the things that make you smile.

The Art of Self-Reflection in Quotes

Wherever you are, be totally there. Eckart Tolle
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself. Pat Conroy
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Aristotle
Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Jim Rohn
If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.
Go the extra mile it’s never crowded. Wayne Dyer
Choose to be grateful.
The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. Dodinsky
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. Michael Porter
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. Tony Robbins 
As there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write. William Makepeace Thackeray
There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C.S. Lewis
A heart full of joy is better than a handful of coins. Matshona Dhliwayo
Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
Earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson Inspirational Journal Quotes
An excuse is the easiest thing in the world to make.
Flowers grow back, even after they are stepped on. So will I.
Be like a tree. Let the dead leaves drop. Rumi
Going halfway never gets you anywhere. Go all the way or don’t go at all.
I love who I’ve been, but I really love who I’m becoming.
Determine your priorities and focus on them. Eileen McDargh
It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things. Walt Disney
I write awe. Thoughts flowing in my mind. Lailah Gifty Akita
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. George Santayana
Gratitude is a choice. We can choose to be grateful.
Find happiness in ordinary things.
Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. Gerard Way
Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want. Jim Rohn
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou
The memories we make with our family is everything.
A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.
Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. Vivian Komori
And still, I rise. Maya Angelou Inspirational Journal Quotes
Journaling can be an excellent way to increase self-awareness, discover and change habits. Akiroq Brost
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. Martin Luther King Jr
It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote
Don’t find fault, find a remedy. Henry Ford
A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even in paradise.
The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say. Flannery O’Connor
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. Chinese Proverb
Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. Mandy Hale Inspirational Journal Quotes
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
If kids reflect on their days, they will become better problem.solvers of life. Trevor Carss
Great things never came from comfort zones.
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill
Successful people are simply those with successful habits. Brian Tracy
No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Demi Lovato
Exist to be happy, not to impress.
True simplicity begins when you learn to enjoy the amazing abundance of what is already yours. Thomas Kinkade
We can choose to be grateful, no matter what
Boldness be my friend. William Shakespeare
Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal. Les Brown

Quotes for Wisdom and Creativity

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. Danny Kaye
This pouring thoughts out on paper has relieved me. I feel better and full of confidence and resolution. Diet Eman
Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. Dennis Waitley
These empty pages are your future, soon to become your past. I will read the most personal tale you shall ever find in a book.
I must try to set aside half an hour in some part of my day, and consecrate it to diary writing. Give it a name and a place, and then perhaps, such is the human mind, I shall come to think it a duty, and disregard other duties for it. Virginia Woolf
Be anything but predictable. Inspirational Journal Quotes
He captures memories because if he forgets them, it’s as though they didn’t happen. Donald Miller
It’s always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela
Done is better than perfect. Sheryl Sandberg
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. Joseph Chilton Pearce
Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
My aim in life is not to judge. Jeanne Moreau
To live will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan
A great attitude becomes a great day which becomes a great year.
Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.
Busy is a choice, stressed is a choice, joy is a choice. Choose well
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. Brian Tracy
Start each day with a grateful heart
Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open. Natalie Goldberg
Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it. Dr. Phil
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. William James
Logic gets you from A to B, imagination gets you anywhere. Albert Einstein
The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. Maureen Dowd
Be Strong.
Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.
Anyone who doesn’t make mistakes isn’t working hard enough. Wes Roberts
Learn to say no without explaining yourself.
Not having goals is like having no idea where you want to go when you step up to an airline counter to buy a ticket. Les Brown
Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass
Keeping a journal need not be a major chore.just a few minutes of notes each day can be valuable. Writing crystallizes insights, fools the defense of forgetfulness, and builds a collection of ideas and reflections that can spur further insights even years later. Roger N. Walsh
Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius
Write hard and clear about what hurts. Ernest Hemingway
Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not. Martina Navratilova
Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.
Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore
Do it with passion or not at all.
Kindness is spreading sunshine into other people’s lives regardless of the weather.
A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it justs blooms. Matshona Dhliwayo
Be a fountain, not a drain.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J. K. Rowling Inspirational Journal Quotes
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho
Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one. Elbert Hubbard
Stop doubting yourself, work hard, make it happen.
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
Life Is What Happens To You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans. Allen Saunders Inspirational Journal Quotes
Life is not about who you once were, it is about who you are right now, and the person you have the potential to be.
Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are. Carolyn V. Hamilton
A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
Get a good idea and stay with it. Do it, and work at it until it’s done right. Walt Disney
Someday is not a day of the week. Denise Brennan-Nelson
But I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations. Spencer W. Kimball
Be a voice. Not an echo.
The true purpose of illustrated journaling is to celebrate your life. No matter how small or mundane or redundant, each drawing and little essay you write to commemorate an event or an object or a place makes it all the more special. Danny Gregory
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. Jacques Prevert Inspirational Journal Quotes
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Quotes to Spark Imagination

Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with your hands shaking. Just start. Mel Robbins
Do less with more focus.
Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient. Steve Maraboli
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Harry F. Banks
Happiness is a direction, not a place. Sydney J. Harris
Focus on an ocean of positives, not a puddle of negatives. Kevin Ansbro
Live everyday with an attitude of gratitude.
Difficult roads often leads to beautiful destinations.
It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Charles Darwin
The best is yet to come.
Whoever is happy will make others happy. Anne Frank
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
A journal is your completely unaltered voice. Lucy Dacus
These handwritten words in the pages of my journal confirm that from an early age I have experienced each encounter in my life twice: once in the world, and once again on the page. Terry Tempest Williams
Don’t make excuses, don’t blame the past. The rest of your life can be the best of your life. Joel Osteen
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie
Grow through what you go through.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
A place for everything, everything in its place. Benjamin Franklin
Mistakes are the stairs we climb to reach success. Tim Fargo
I’m thankful for all of it. The highs. The lows. The blessings. The lessons. The setbacks. The comebacks.
I never wrote things down to remember; I always wrote things down so I could forget. Matthew McConaughey
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. Anne Frank
Life is the sum of all your choices. Albert Camus
Give thanks, with a grateful heart.
Celebrate the small things and our lives become bigger than ever.
Life becomes beautiful when you learn to be as good to yourself as you are to others.
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine
Sometimes we don’t find the thing that will make us happy because we can’t give up the thing that was supposed to. Robert Brault
Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots. Shannon Mullen
We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth
Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie
Be thankful for what you have and you will end up having more.