There are three things to leave behind; your photographs, your library, and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture!
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.
Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel.
I made the record that my life had me make. Each one is like a diary.
The Smiths was an incredibly personal thing to me. It was like launching your own diary to music.
Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English.
In Hollywood now when people die they don't say, 'Did he leave a will?' but 'Did he leave a diary?'
I think I'm going to put together a compilation under Disney's name of my songs that I've done for them - because I've done six or seven by now! The latest was for the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack. So that's the next thing that's coming out.
The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose.
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.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
I do not keep a diary. Never have. To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit.
But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.
You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way. It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
Over the last two years, I have been able to comb through The Prince's archives. I have been free to read his journals, diaries and many thousands of the letters.
It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
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.
Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don't have time.
History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions.
You know, some of the good part of blog theory was that blogs would be like diaries that the world could read. They would be spontaneous, whatever pops into your mind, as a diary would be.
People talked to me in a way I think they would not have talked to somebody who hadn't shared the experience; they gave me their papers, they gave me their diaries. I found people constantly opening up to me. And I think they did because I had shared that experience with them.
You want a love that consumes you, you want passion and adventure and even a little danger.
My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart, places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life.
From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and starts a diary that is lethal to the inert. The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
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