Notebook Quotes

Notebook Quotes by Eminem, Lionel Trilling, Kate Zambreno, Estelle, Nicholas Sparks, Chuck Palahniuk and many others.

People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and note

People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn’t concentrate on my problem.
Reasons for not keeping a notebook: 1) the ambiguity of the reader
Lionel Trilling
For years and years I carried these notebooks around with me – I had hundreds of pages of notes, these fragments that consisted of biographical anecdotes, diary passages, critical rants, agitations, scenes of my marriage.
Kate Zambreno
I started writing an album on flights to Africa and Brazil, but it was crazy because I left the notebook on the plane. It had seven or eight songs in it. After that, I’m not writing any more songs on notebooks – and I keep my Blackberry close!
The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.
Nicholas Sparks
My writing process isn’t a very organized thing. The actual writing part is a tiny part of my life. I often write in public. I bring my laptop or write freehand in notebooks. Then, I’ll read through them while I exercise or walk the dog. The very last thing I do is the sitting alone at the computer part.
Chuck Palahniuk
I type everything on my computer. I carry a writer’s notebook everywhere, in case I am struck by an idea. I forget things unless I write them down. I’m planning to learn how to dictate into my cellphone; I think that will be very helpful, too.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
I sleep with a notebook next to me, and most nights I sleep with my guitar next to me.
Laura Jane Grace
She nodded, jotting something in her notebook. You’re writing that down? Has the interview started?” Lee, whenever you’re talking to a reporter, you’re being interviewed.
Curtis Sittenfeld
That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered.
Nicholas Sparks
When I am grown up I shall carry a notebook—a fat book with many pages, methodically lettered. I shall enter my phrases.
Virginia Woolf
Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss.
Joan Didion
I went to dinner with my mother-in-law and I just realized I was talking in sound bites to her and expecting her to laugh every time I said anything or be jotting something down in a notebook. So you have to kind of really have a talk with yourself after you’ve done a press tour and say, ‘Chill out!’
Emily Mortimer
I wrote poetry off and on in high school, when I could manage to get out of gym classes and sports – using my allergies as an excuse – and climb the hill behind school till I found a nice place to settle down with a notebook and look at Spokane spread out below.
Carolyn Kizer
When I was in high school, I had a notebook that I filled up with rules about lying. It must have been a hundred pages long – one hundred pages of rules about lying!
Jesse Ball
You may want to keep a commonplace book which is a notebook where you can copy parts of books you think are in code, or take notes on a series of events you may have observed that are suspicious, unfortunate, or very dull. Keep your commonplace book in a safe place, such as underneath your bed, or at a nearby dairy.
Daniel Handler
A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it and I put pictures in it.
John Varvatos
I’ve found, as I’ve gotten older, it’s really difficult to write on the road. There are so many distractions, so many people in and out of the bus. It’s really difficult to do. So I just keep a notebook with me, and I jot down ideas. I schedule appointments to write.
Tracy Lawrence
My favorite movies are ‘The Notebook,’ ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,’ and ‘Wolf Children.’
A writer’s notebook is the best way in the world to immortalize bad ideas. My idea about a good idea is one that sticks around and sticks around and sticks around.
Stephen King
My first notebook was a Big Five tablet, given to me [at age five] by my mother with the sensible suggestion that I stop whining and learn to amuse myself by writing down my thoughts.
Joan Didion
I’m spectacularly disorganised. I wrote my latest book in seven different notebooks scattered throughout my house.
Sue Townsend
I have a notebook of concepts. There are titles everywhere if you are looking for them. I pull from them. There is a secret list that I keep for myself about what I want to sing about, and those are the ones I know I am not going to give up for someone else.
Bonnie McKee
I like Noah from ‘The Notebook.’ One – hundred percent. I fall in love with him so hard.
Camila Cabello
I’ve been poked fun of throughout my career by fellow actors for my notes that I take. I have spiral notebooks that I carry with me on every project I do, and I take notes just so that if I have to relive a scene, if I have to go back, I know what I did.
Anna Chlumsky
Now I have notebooks that are filled up, mostly with Doom Patrol, but also angry letters to myself mixed in with the comic.
Gerard Way
I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Nicholas Sparks
When I was 20 years old, I was living in Ireland, going to school in Cork. There was this girl in my film class that I was kind of flirting with. We had this notebook that we passed back and forth. We would write 10 questions and then pass it back while we were supposedly paying attention.
Chris Sacca
Today is just the beginning of Kepler. Because of its super energy-efficient architecture, we will extend GPUs into datacenters, to super thin notebooks, to superphones.
Jen-Hsun Huang
It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write.
Ernest Hemingway
Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook form noting the passages we’re going to cover and the chronology of the biblical events, and his commentaries on those things he’s read and written.
Jerry B. Jenkins
I lost you once, I think I can do it again.
Nicholas Sparks
Has anybody seen ‘The Notebook’ and not cried? I don’t know, I don’t know if that’s the case. It sort of hangs around for a while.
Domhnall Gleeson
I believed that if I was to call myself a writer, I should live on writing. If I could not live on it, even simply, I should destroy every scrap, every trace, every notebook and live some other way.
Mavis Gallant
At some point, sitting in the school library, during reading period, I looked up from my leopard print hardcover composition notebook where I was scribbling a derivative [John Ronald Reuel ] Tolkien epic full of purple prose in tiny handwriting and thought to myself, “Damn! I am a writer! How did that happen?”.
Vera Nazarian
In one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.
You get attached to the way you write, and I’m attached to notebooks. That’s where I really write the plays. Just two or three pages at a time, then I transfer to the typewriter and rewrite while I type.
Neil Simon
One day, I can come up with 50 content ideas, and I’m like, ‘Boom, I want to do this idea, this idea, this idea.’ I have a YouTube notebook, and I write them all down. Then other days, I’m like, ‘I have no clue what I want to do today.’ I rarely have days like that.
JoJo Siwa
Every year, I looked forward to Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things episode. I watched with my notebook computer in my lap so I could Google the items and order them for the friends and family on my holiday gift-giving list.
Lori Wilde
For my stand-up, I always have my notebook with me and if something strikes me, I’ll write it down.
Janeane Garofalo
After 12 years as an Air Force officer, I turned in my wings for a notebook, earned a law degree and went to work for Proctor & Gamble.
Erin O’Toole
We fell in love despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created.
Nicholas Sparks
I notice that my characters go out to dinner and have fun and take these great trips, but I spend so much time on their lives, I don’t have much of a personal life of my own. I have to sort of remember to fill out that little notebook on me.
Angelina Jolie
I’ve already got notebooks full of ideas for new music, so I’m gonna kind of nurture that just like I do all of my ideas and perfect it until it’s ready and then I’ll just let it go.
I don’t pare down much. I write the beginning of a story in a notebook and it comes out very close to what it will be in the end. There is not much deliberateness about it.
Lydia Davis
I never paid attention to many of the Nicholas Sparks films. ‘The Notebook,’ which my wife liked, I felt that Ryan Gosling was a genius in it and Rachel McAdams has this thing about her that you just want to take care of her. I remember that chemistry between them.
George Tillman, Jr.
I want all of you, forever, you and me, everyday
Nicholas Sparks
Keep it simple: own as little as you can get away with, schedule everything, keep a notebook, don’t let technology enslave you.
Blake Mycoskie
When I was kid, they always used to tell me to keep notebooks. I look at my shelves now and it’s just nothing but notebooks. And if I haven’t gotten an idea but I have time to work, I’ll pull one out and I bet there will be five or six sentences that will kick me off.
John Darnielle
The iPhone has completely changed how I interact with information on the go. When I travel I leave the notebook at home.
Steve Rubel
I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off.
Tom Berenger
My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.
Maira Kalman
I don’t know what I’d do without my little black notebook.
Anita Bryant
I love crying at romantic movies like ‘The Notebook.’ I’m always bawling.
I carry a notebook and write down things to do, and I write out thoughts and stuff like that.
Joe Haldeman
When I think about my ideal free day, it usually involves going into London and sitting in a nice coffeehouse with cake and coffee, but I would probably still have my notebook in my pocket.
Jonathan Stroud
‘The Notebook’ is one of my favorite love stories.
Taylor Schilling
My dad started teaching me how to play guitar when I was 13 years old. When he’d go to work, he’d map out guitar cords on a piece of notebook paper. I’d sit down and look at it every day and practice while he was gone.
Jason Aldean
People are curious. A few people are. … They will put things together, knowing all along that they may be mistaken. You see them going around with notebooks, scraping the dirt off gravestones, reading microfilm, just in the hope of seeing this trickle in time, making a connection, rescuing one thing from the rubbish.
Alice Munro
“A living poem” had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
Nicholas Sparks
Actually, my first literary heroes were the Romantic poets, so I began to get serious by writing poems. I have notebooks full of them that I cherish but am afraid to look at.
John Dufresne
The hardest part is believing in yourself at the notebook stage. It is like believing in dreams in the morning.
Erica Jong
As a kid I read Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and a few others. As an adult have admired Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and notebooks.
Viggo Mortensen
Knowledge is not a loose leaf notebook of facts.
Jacob Bronowski
I don’t want my fans to have the same disappointment as me when I was refused by some players to sign my notebook when I was young.
I’m very much an action movie type of person. My wife is more of a ‘Notebook’ type of girl.
Ronny Chieng
Knowledge is not a loose-leaf notebook of facts. Above all, it is a responsibility for the integrity of what we are, primarily of what we are as ethical creatures.
Jacob Bronowski
Ever since I was a child, I’ve kept boxes and drawers and pages of things that I liked. I suppose that it constitutes a journal of sorts, but it’s not in a ledger or a notebook.
Ellen Gilchrist
They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other ever day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.
Nicholas Sparks
My writing routine is: get son off to school and sit down at 8 A.M. I read what I wrote the day before, and then write longhand, into a notebook. I prefer paper and pen because it feels closer to my brain.
Tracy Chevalier
Personal computing today is a rich ecosystem encompassing massive PC-based data centers, notebook and Tablet PCs, handheld devices, and smart cell phones. It has expanded from the desktop and the data center to wherever people need it – at their desks, in a meeting, on the road or even in the air.
Bill Gates
I keep a notebook on my bedside table and write poetry every night before I go to sleep. It’s been something I’ve been doing since I was in the second grade, when I was encouraged by my teacher.
Lexi Underwood
It is said Somerset Maugham traveled the world with a notebook to learn the essence of life and Kafka sat in a room for the same objective. Yet Kafka came out with a better world-view.
U. R. Ananthamurthy
She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her best fountain pen on the linen-white pages of expensive notebooks. Sometimes, when it’s going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationery.
David Nicholls
The HARDEST PART about BREAKING UP is the next day, opening your notebook only you see I LOVE YOU scribbled all over.
Alyssa Milano
I love auditioning. Since ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Wedding Crashers,’ I don’t have to audition anymore, and I miss it. You get to show your interpretation of the character. I get nervous when I don’t audition. What if they hate what I want to do?
Rachel McAdams
I usually get my lyrics when I let my mind wander, when you’re not really awake, but not yet fully asleep. I keep an open notebook by my bed and then just write whatever comes to me.
Brie Larson
The notebooks of Paul Brunton represent the acme of wisdom on the nature of human spirituality. Every serious student of this subject will profit enormously by becoming acquainted with Brunton’s seminal work.
Kenneth Ring
Romantic dramas? I love The Notebook. Titanic was great. Classic.
Scott Eastwood
‘The Notebook’ wrecks me! I cry like a 6-year-old girl at the end.
Matt Barr
I tend to keep my ideas in my head. When I write something down in a notebook it’s never centralized. There are too many notebooks floating around, but maybe that’s a good thing.
Ann Patchett
You are asked to keep a ledger – a small notebook will do – of money in and money out. Counting brings clarity, and clarity is one of the first and finest fruits of prosperity.
Julia Cameron
A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.
John Varvatos
When I made ‘The Notebook,’ the director, Nick Cassavetes, who is John’s son, used to show me his father’s movies.
Ryan Gosling
I once asked my father for a dollar for the school picnic. He told me how he once killed a grizzly bear with his loose-leaf notebook.
Bill Cosby
If she were a writer she would collect her pencils and notebooks and favourite cat and write in bed. Strangers and lovers would never get past the locked door.
Michael Ondaatje
Use your notebook to breathe in the world around you.
Ralph Fletcher
Yes… it wasn’t over, it still isn’t over.
Nicholas Sparks
The Little Paris Kitchen’ was about my experience of living and cooking in Paris, ‘My little French Kitchen’ about my travels around France and ‘Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook’ was a peek into my personal cooking diary with influences from around the world.
Rachel Khoo
I carry around a little journal with me, a little notebook and a pen and just write all the time. Not necessarily actually sitting down and writing lyrics, just free-form writing, whatever’s going on in my mind.
Mandy Moore
I love ‘The Notebook’ and I cry when I watch that.
Artem Chigvintsev
At one time I used to keep notebooks with outlines for stories. But I found doing this somehow deadened the idea in my imagination. If the notion is good enough, if it truly belongs to you, then you can’t forget it-it will haunt you till it’s written.
Truman Capote
Many of the political jokes that circulated in the Third Reich were directed at Goering. He collected them [all] in a large leather notebook and delighted in re-telling most of them to his friends.
Richard Overy
My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
Nicholas Sparks
I kept a notebook, a surreptitious journal in which I jotted down phrases, technical data, miscellaneous information, names, dates, places, telephone numbers, thoughts, and a collection of other data I thought was necessary or might prove helpful.
Frank Abagnale
When I sit down with my notebook, when I start scribbling words across the page, I find out what I’m feeling.
Dani Shapiro
I keep this crazy notebook of song ideas.
Max von Essen
I have a notebook with me all the time, and I begin scribbling a few words. When things are going well, the walk does not get anywhere; I finally just stop and write.
Mary Oliver
Poetry, she thought, wasn’t written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
Nicholas Sparks
So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.
Nicholas Sparks
‘ve had notebooks, but they are nondescript. All I care about is that they fit in my hand. I scribble down ideas. The problem is my best ideas come while I’m driving or showering.
Sefi Atta
I got mugged. And they got my knapsack with my comedy notebook in it. So if anybody see two cholos bombing at the Funny Bone chain, that would be them. Just give me a jingle.
Janeane Garofalo
It would look like a notebook with dividers, and there’d be different subjects and things [preschoolers] could do, so that they could feel like they were going to school also.
Lynne Rae Perkins
I’ll be anything you want, just tell me what you want and I’ll be that.
Nicholas Sparks
I have always kept notebooks and I go back to them over and over. They are my compost pile of ideas.
Louise Erdrich
‘The Notebook’ was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together.
R. Kelly
Reasons for not keeping a notebook: 1) the ambiguity of the reader–it is never quite oneself. 2) I usually hate the sight of my handwriting–it lives too much and I dislike its life–I mean by “lives,” of course, betrays too much!
Lionel Trilling
Whether you write down your to-do lists in a notebook or use a tool like Evernote, to-do lists can be a real life-saver, since it reduces the stress of trying to remember things like a meeting or what you need to pick up at the grocery store.
John Rampton
Baseball, boxing, handball – sooner or later every game gets compared to narrative, but only in football are the plays perfectly linear, drawn up with letters, and only in football is the field itself lined like a sheet of notebook paper.
J. R. Moehringer
My little notebooks were beginnings – they were the ground into which I dropped the seed… I would work in this way when I was out in the crowds, then put the stuff together at home.
Walt Whitman
I’ve been lucky, so lucky, working with […] Rachel (McAdams) on The Notebook. A big draw for me, when I do a film, is who am I going to be opposite, because there’s only so much I can do on my own.
Ryan Gosling
I was obsessed with Lil’ Bow Wow growing up, and you couldn’t see the white of my walls because they were plastered with his photos. This is even more embarrassing: I had a notebook full of facts about Bow Wow and different pictures. I basically made a biography notebook about him and his life when he was, like, 13.
Samira Wiley
What are we after all our dreams, after all our memories?
Nicholas Sparks
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always.
Will Self
Get yourself a notebook and write in it EVERY night for two weeks. Then stop if you can. If you can’t, you’re a writer.
Charles Ghigna
In the ’50s, I was traveling alone all over Mindanao, Basilan, all the way to Tawi-Tawi with just a camera and a notebook. I always stayed in the houses of Moros.
F. Sionil JosГ©
I’ve always liked language and been a big reader. I always loved books as objects. My favorite time of year as a child was September when we’d go buy all kinds of notebooks and pens and markers for school. I think I wanted to be a writer just so I’d be able to fill up all those pages.
Elaine Equi
We weren’t big ‘Notebook’ fans or anything.
Anna Boden
Money is the driving force of Hand to Mouth, the lack of money, and all those true stories about strange things in The Red Notebook, coincidences and unlikely events, surprise, the unexpected.
Paul Auster
The first duty of a lecturer: to hand you after an hour’s discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantelpiece forever.
Virginia Woolf
I was always cutting words. I even would write my jokes in my notebook. I still do this, almost like a poem.
Anthony Jeselnik
Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?
Nicholas Sparks
Inspiration comes whenever it wants, even at the most unlikely times and in the most inappropriate situations. Often it arrives bit by bit. Therefore it must be anchored, and this is where a most valuable item makes its appearance: the notebook.
Piero Ferrucci
There came this point where I sat down with all my notebooks and I had to start to write, when I thought: this whole notion of writing for the person who understands nothing, the average reader … He has to die! I can’t have him in my head. And so the person I started writing for was the homicide detective.
David Simon
I notice that my characters go out to dinner and have fun and take these great trips, but I spend so much time on their lives, I don’t have much of a personal life of my own. I have to sort of remember to fill out that little notebook on me.
Angelina Jolie
My desk is right next to my bed. So I sit on my bed. I write in a big notebook which is on the desk. And if I feel drowsy, I just have to slide into bed.
Ruskin Bond
When I’m in the field, when I’m working, I keep very careful notes. I wear big shirts with big breast pockets, and I carry in them two little spiral notebooks.
Peter Matthiessen
I owe a lot to Rosshan, who literally plucked me from obscurity as a keyboard performer and handed me the background score of ‘Notebook.’
Gopi Sundar
Is it easy for me to write from a female point of view? Yeah, I am a female. I’m a very sensitive type of guy. I try to put my female hat on and think how a female would think. If I’m watching ‘The Notebook,’ I’m definitely gonna cry. I cried during ‘E.T.’ too.
Benny Blanco
I have filled 3 Mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me.
David Foster Wallace
When the last dime is gone, I’ll sit on the curb outside with a pencil and a ten cent notebook and start the whole thing over again.
Preston Sturges
A book is not only written – after it’s finished it starts writing you, the writer. You become its notebook, its sheet of paper on which it forces you to think and rethink your original ideas, your topics, your research, actually everything.
Sasa Stanisic
I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks… or lay down on a couch, and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries. Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don’t bother about sentences, in sections of two, three or four lines each.
Allen Ginsberg
I always wrote little things when I was younger. My first opus was a book of poems put down in a spiral notebook at five or six, handsomely accompanied by crayon illustrations.
Nicole Krauss
Kids who want to become writers might want to start carrying a small notebook in their backpack. I encourage people to sit down in malls and listen, just listen, to how people talk.
Ann Turner
Ever since I was a girl, I have written about one to five pages every day – on napkins, on scrap paper, in notebooks and tablets, on the walls in my room as a teenager, and in orange paint on the cheap white plastic blinds in my room.
Roseanne Barr
I get up, and if I feel out of sorts, I’ll do some exercises, I’ll feed my cat, then I go get my coffee, take a notebook, and write for a couple of hours.
Patti Smith
Revolution is Tupac showing a young artist that he can scribble in a notebook and it’s worth a lot.
Afeni Shakur
The instinct to produce great work doesn’t require a fancy notebook.
Seth Godin
Everything about writing is hard for me except for that – the names pop into my head. That’s one of the reasons why I always make sure I have a notebook with me.
Kate DiCamillo
Inevitably you’re going to be delayed somewhere. Always have a book. Always have a movie. Always have a notebook. And then always have a sense of humour.
Phil Keoghan
Always write your ideas down however silly or trivial they might seem. Keep a notebook with you at all times.
Michael Morpurgo
Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
Jack Kerouac
I wrote and drew my own books on notebook paper, and I’d staple ’em together. I had my own fictional company, and we had our own thinly veiled offshoots of whatever was popular at Marvel and DC at the time.
Jason Aaron
The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn’t get bigger or heavier.
Bill Gates
Sometimes I’ll get ideas in the middle of the night. Sometimes at 3 in the morning I’ll get up, and I have a notebook by my bed and have to write it down. I’ll dream an idea. Sometimes I see an image online, and I think, ‘OK, let’s make that a three-layer cake!’
Rosanna Pansino
Open this notebook every day and write down half a page at the very least. If you have nothing to write down, then at least, following Gogol’s advice, write down that today there’s nothing to write. Always write with attention and look on writing as a holiday.
Daniil Kharms
To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.
Bruce Chatwin
As soon as I am up, I brush my hair. I eat breakfast first: tea and brown bread, and sometimes a fresh fruit juice like orange or grapefruit. I write notes on the previous day in my notebook, then I shower.
Sonia Rykiel
If I spend a year and a half writing a script, the first year will be outlining in notebooks. It’s just the way I work, definitely not necessarily the best way.
Rian Johnson
Light is more important than the lantern, The poem more important than the notebook
Nizar Qabbani
I never leave home without my writing notebook, and get a lot of writing done in transit. One great place to create is while riding the subways of New York City, where I live.
Andrea Davis Pinkney
With the notebook resting ominuslously on Janie’s bed, Janie procrastinates. Does her homework first. And pours herself a bowl of ceral. Breakfast – one of the five most important meals of the day. Not to be skipped.
Lisa McMann
I write with a Uni-Ball Onyx Micropoint on nine-by-seven bound notebooks made by a Canadian company called Blueline. After I do a few drafts, I type up the poem on a Macintosh G3 and then send it out the door.
Billy Collins
This evening I begin a notebook. If anyone reads this, I trust they will forgive my overuse of “I”. I can’t stop it. I’m writing this.
Jonathan Franzen
I was always writing. When I was a little kid, before I learned how to write, I would tell stories. But as soon I as capable, I started writing. I filled notebooks and notebooks until I got my first computer when I was 11. It never really occurred to me that I would do anything else.
Amanda Hocking
I’ve never watched The Notebook either. Not big on romance flicks,” I admitted, opening the huge cartons. “Really? I thought every girl has seen that movie and can quote it at a drop of a hat.
J. Lynn
I write everything down. I e-mail the second I think of something, or I write notes in my BlackBerry calendar. I set up reminder alerts on my phone. And I have a notebook by my bedside so I can write down any last-minute ideas.
Giada De Laurentiis
There’s a cafe in Mosman near where I lived and if I have any days off I go there at 10 in the morning with my notebook, sit in the same chair, order the same breakfast and coffee, write my thoughts down, and chat, have the same conversation with the owner.
Dean Lewis
For me, using a notebook every day keeps me on track! Some people use planners; those are great, too.
Rachel Hollis
Ever since high school I’ve been writing in a spiral notebook, in pencil. Everything looks too polished on a computer when you start writing, and I can’t really see it. I feel like the words are much more naked in pencil, on a notebook.
Lily King
‘The Notebook’ gets me every time. It’s a great love story. Boy from the wrong side of the tracks. They get on each other’s nerves, but they can’t live without each other. It almost makes me shed a tear.
Michael Strahan
All afternoon in the deck chair, I try to describe to my notebook the colors of the water and sky. How to translate sunlight into words?
Frances Mayes
In the ’50s, I was traveling alone all over Mindanao, Basilan, all the way to Tawi-Tawi with just a camera and a notebook. I always stayed in the houses of Moros.
F. Sionil Jose
You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.
Nicholas Sparks
I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas.
Helmut Newton
Read widely (in and outside of your own genre), keep a notebook with you at all times. Do something that scares you every now and then. Try to locate your own frequency, knowing that one year your voice is on AM 532 and the next it’s on FM 92.8.
Matthea Harvey
I belong to this notebook and this pencil.
Ernest Hemingway
Silence has many advantages…I write and draw in my notebook and I read anything I please.
Barbara Kingsolver
Usually, I have a lot of acquaintance with the story before I start writing it. When I didn’t have regular time to give to writing, stories would just be working in my head for so long that when I started to write I was deep into them. Now, I do that work by filling notebooks.
Alice Munro
The Nexus 7 is about the same size as a Moleskine notebook, and it just ‘feels’ like the right form factor for doing all those things you want to do on a smart phone, but can’t quite do in the right way. It’s not too big, and not too small – just right.
John Battelle
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
Nicholas Sparks
And if, in some distant place in the future, we see each other in our new lives, I will smile at you with joy, and remember how we spent a summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love.
Nicholas Sparks
I have a penchant for fresh notebooks and mechanical pencils. It seems every time I go to the store, I buy a new notebook. I have dozens of them just sitting around.
Richard Paul Evans
My freshman English professor at Kent State University in 1984 told me I was a good writer, and she loved all the silly pictures I drew in my notebook. She said I should try writing children’s books, and so I did.
Dav Pilkey
I wondered if she’d ever written on her notebook: GEB + NUT = TRUE LOVE or MRS GEB.
Rick Riordan
My grandmother has kept all of his stuff in a drawer. This one notebook was particularly chilling. He’s [howard Brookner] writing to his parents knowing he has a death sentence; his movies are how he’ll live on.
Aaron Brookner
Prison Notebooks gives me a basic understanding of how power can influence people through cultural products and intellectual groups, so they will voluntarily support the hegemony.
Okky Madasari
Paul Brunton’s Notebooks are a veritable treasure-trove of philosophic-spiritual wisdom.
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
It is often we come the closest to the essence of an artist… in his or her pocket notebooks and travel sketchbooks… where written comments and personal notes provide an intimate insight into the magical mind of a working artist.
Eugene Delacroix
Indians were here first – it’s about time. We’re way behind the African Americans and Hispanic Americans in getting politically involved, but we’re beginning to take a page out of their notebook.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Whenever something good happens, write it down. Buy a special notebook . . . and use it to list all the good in your life.
Peter McWilliams
Carry a notebook and write down examples of good and poor design. After a week, you’ll begin to realize that nearly everything is the product of a design decision.
Daniel H. Pink
She’d rather hoped for something simple, like a lined piece of notebook paper with MY EVIL PLAN written across the top, but no luck.
Cassandra Clare
I have loved another with all my heart, and for me that has always been enough.
Nicholas Sparks
I have lots of notebooks around, because one great advantage of writing by hand-in addition to how much it slows you down-is that it makes me write at the speed that I feel I should be composing, rather than faster than I can think, which is what happens to me on any keyboard.
John Irving
I think our love can do anything we want it to.
Nicholas Sparks
I hope that I would be considered romantic. I don’t know… one of my favorite movies is ‘The Notebook’ so I guess that would be considered romantic. But I think being romantic is more than the flowers and the gifts. It’s about connecting with the person and being able to talk and share things with her.
Taylor Lautner
Notebook. No photographer should be without one!
Ansel Adams
When you wake up, instead of checking emails on your phone, or counting your retweets, pick up a pen and scratch a few sentences into a notebook.
Kevin Barry
Film is like a personal diary, a notebook or a monologue by someone who tries to justify himself before a camera.
Jean-Luc Godard
You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.
Albert Einstein
A pen and a notebook and a reasonable amount of discrimination will change a journey from a mere annual into a perennial, its pleasures and pains renewable at will.
Freya Stark
I’ve tried digital planners and fancy planners and date books galore, but my tried and true is actually just a large spiral-bound notebook.
Rachel Hollis
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.
Will Self
Sometimes I’ll hear a phrase or a word and write it down in my little black notebook (a writer’s best mate), then come back to it and work a plot around it.
Paul Kane
For obvious reasons, I never told you about my notebook, with a cover as green as mansions long ago, which I use as a commonplace book, a phrase which here means ‘place where I have collected passages from some of the most important books I have read.
Daniel Handler
I always have a notebook with me, I eavesdrop; I write down what people say. It’s very rare that one of those things will provoke a story, but I think that that kind of paying attention all the time, and keeping everything open, lets the stories come in. But where they come from is still a mystery to me.
Kate DiCamillo
For those you work with or interact with regularly .. get a notebook and write down positive aspects of each of those people.
Rhonda Byrne
Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.
Daniel Handler
I cried when I watched ‘The Notebook’ for the first time. Any guy who tells you they didn’t cry when they watched ‘The Notebook’s just lying.
Scott Eastwood
I have a friend who calls me the queen of the nightmares because I’ve always had really bad nightmares. I keep a notebook by the side of my bed, so I’ll wake up in the night from a bad dream, and my heart’s pounding, and I’m really scared, but I write it down, and sometimes I get ideas for books that way.
Jennifer McMahon
I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place.
Sophia Bush
“The Notebook” is one of my favorite love stories.
Taylor Schilling
When I knew what I had to do / I took all my notebooks, all my manuscripts / and ate them page by page / so I could take my words with me
Nicole Blackman
The lyrics seem to follow the music, and that’s usually how I write. I write more about what comes out of my mouth while I’m writing the chords, and that seems to work better than filling up notebooks of what I think is really cool poetry, and try to put it on a song. That usually sounds like it’s taped on.
Gary Louris
I write and write and write, and then I edit it down to the parts that I think are amusing, or that help the storyline, or I’ll write a notebook full of ideas of anecdotes or story points, and then I’ll try and arrange them in a way that they would tell a semi-cohesive story.
Al Yankovic
I was filling entire school notebooks with stories by Grade 3. Of course, they were double-spaced, and the handwriting was huge.
Linwood Barclay
We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.
Nicholas Sparks
I would never go anywhere without a notebook and pen. I don’t even sleep without a notebook and pen by my side.
Arlene Phillips
If I was at school and one of my friends said something funny, I’d write it down in a notebook and take it to the writers meetings. I never told my friends about it. I just thought I could incorporate stuff that was true to life.
Daniel Kaluuya
Sitting in my favorite coffeehouse with a new notebook and a hot cup of java is my idea of Heaven.
Libba Bray
When you compare Christmas to Hanukkah, there’s no comparison. Christmas is great. Hanukkah sucks! First night you get socks. Second night, an eraser, a notebook. It’s a Back-to-School holiday!
Lewis Black
I envied women with signature hair-dos, signature perfumes, signature sign-offs. Novelists who tell Vogue Magazine: “I can’t live without my Smythson notebook, Pomegranate Noir cologne by Jo Malone and Frette sheets”. In the grip of madness, materialism begins to look like an admirable belief system.
Emma Forrest
Sometimes strange and wonderful things will pop into my head. And sometimes I will see something in the world that is the beginning of a story. I always have a notebook with me so that I can write down what I see and hear.
Kate DiCamillo
‘Research,’ for me, is a big word that encompasses a lot of different activities, all of them based around curiosity. Research is traveling to places, or studying snowflakes with a magnifying glass, or excavating one’s memories. Research is walking around Hamburg with a notebook.
Anthony Doerr
I keep a little notebook of things that I can do to the zombies that might be silly and fun.
George A. Romero
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.
John Irving
For most of my adult life, I have been an emotional hit-and- run driver–that is, a reporter. I made people like me, trust me, open their hearts and their minds to me, and cry and bleed on to the pages of my neat little notebooks, and then I went back to a safe place and made a story out of it.
Anna Quindlen
I don’t choose between my house phone and my mobile. I don’t choose between my laptop and my notebook. And I don’t intend to choose between my e-reader and my bookshelf.
Sara Sheridan
I write by hand in my notebooks and number the drafts, so I know how crazy I can get with this. Some writers, like my teacher Marilynne Robinson, she only writes one draft. I’ve thought about this a lot; I think it’s because she writes it 80 times in her head before it comes out.
Peter Orner
When I come into the office, the first thing I do is I plan out what I want to accomplish that day. I write it down in my notebook and make sure I accomplish it before I leave that day.
Alan Schaaf
Decline of the letter, the rise of the notebook! One doesn’t write to others any more; one writes to oneself.
Susan Sontag
Sometimes we need to be apart to understand just how much we truly love each other .
Nicholas Sparks
I have made up thousands of stories; I have filled innumerable notebooks with phrases to be used when I have found the true story, the one story to which all these phrases refer. But I have never yet found the story. And I begin to ask, Are there stories?
Virginia Woolf
Ages ago, when I published ‘Amelia’s Notebook,’ I’d sent it to traditional publishers I’d been working with, but nobody knew what to do with it. Tricycle was this small publisher who didn’t know any better, and they took a chance.
Marissa Moss
I keep a couple of notebooks too into which I record ideas for story titles or characters or situations, and these notes help me quite a bit when I’m feeling at loose ends and not sure of what to work on next.
Christine Sneed
I creep over to my chair and sit there with my notebook and my thermos of coffee. It’s my best time for thinking, because I haven’t started thinking about anything else yet, and the thoughts can kind of go in and out of my head.
Lynne Rae Perkins
I carry a notebook with me everywhere. But that’s only the first step.
Rita Dove
Negatives are the notebooks, the jottings, the false starts, the whims, the poor drafts, and the good draft but never the completed version of the work The print and a proper one is the only completed photograph, whether it is specifically shaded for reproduction, or for a museum wall.
W. Eugene Smith
The reward is in the risk. You can’t stay hidden inside Grandpa’s overprotective cloak forever. You’ve seemed like you needed to grow out of that for a while. Mom and Dad going away, and the red notebook, these things just helped. Now it’s up to you to
Rachel Cohn
She was my dream. She made me who I am, and holding her in my arms was more natural to me than my own heartbeat. I think about her all the time. Even now, when I’m sitting here, I think about her. There could never have been another.
Nicholas Sparks
Within those confining walls, teachers – a bunch of men all armed with the same information – gave the same lectures every year from the same notebooks and every year at the same point in the textbooks made the same jokes.
Yukio Mishima
She was sitting cross-legged on her bed in her white kimono, writing in a notebook with an ink pen she dipped in a bottle. ‘Never let a man stay the night,’ she told me. ‘Dawn has a way of casting a pall on any night magic.’ The night magic sounded lovely. Someday I would have lovers and write a poem after.
Janet Fitch
Tell Me what you want, and
I’ll Show you how to get it.
Bob Proctor
I was an ‘Ironman’ fan. It was in the ’70s. I definitely liked comics and drew a lot of panels on my notebook when I should have been studying – probably why I ended up in the arts.
Clark Gregg
I keep a notebook in my pocket, and I write down all the stuff we could ever do with Foursquare.
Dennis Crowley
I carry a small spiral notebook with me at all times and have been doing this for many years. There’s a shoe box in my closet filled with these notebooks, each riddled with notes and impressions, ideas, schemes, and soup recipes.
Patrick deWitt
I was so shy. I used to cross the street so I wouldn’t even have to talk to my relatives, much less strangers. That’s not shy, that’s wise. But I found that that when you had a journalist’s notebook in your hand it wasn’t really you, you see.
Geraldine Brooks
It might seem as the hardest thing to do, but you have to forget the guy who forgot about you.
Nicholas Sparks
I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice – anything just to get a paper bag. And I’d write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook.
‘Gorilla Man’ is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his ‘Gorilla’ album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There’s an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.
Caitlin Rose
Well, the first thing to say is that we’ve worked hard to maintain compatibility, so that any program written with an earlier version of Mathematica can run without change in 3.0, and any notebook can be converted.
Stephen Wolfram
I have a notebook, and I know what decisions will be made in pre-production. Everything is pre-determined in the pre-production period. I visually design the whole thing, and I know when things will happen.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I’m gonna ask you one more time, will you or will you not go out with me? I think my hand’s slipping.
Well, ever since I was six, I had a little notebook with coverages and notes on the mental aspect of a game, what it meant to be a leader and what type of attitude you had to have.
Jameis Winston
And don’t worry.” Bob, Carter’s best man and colleague, held up a notebook computer. “I’ve got it handled on this end. And I memorized the vows just in case he needs me to throw him a line.” “You’re a treasure, Bob.” She waited until she was out of earshot to laugh.
Nora Roberts
In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs. RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks Greek architecture is the perfect flowering of geometry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I work fitfully, in hope rather than in expectation, invent methods which last a week, and fill notebooks with tiny, illegible writing which often defies my own attempts to decipher it.
Anthony Minghella
There is something so hopeful about a diary, a journal, a new notebook, which Joan Didion and Virginia Woolf both wrote about. A blog. Perhaps we all are waiting for someone to discover us.
Lily Koppel
I was known as a dogged, unflappable live reporter, the kind who runs barefoot to the camera, high heels in one hand, notebook in the other.
Katy Tur
When you’re born in this world you’re given a ticket to the Freak Show. And when you’re born in America, you’re given a front row seat. And some of us get to sit there with notebooks.
George Carlin
Let no thought pass incognito, and keep your notebook as strictly as the authorities keep their register of aliens.
Walter Benjamin
Looking at and shaping your own work is a very intuitive process. You see something you’ve written in your notebook. It’s there on the page and either feels right or it doesn’t, and it’s hard sometimes to go beyond that and discover why it feels that way.
Chad Harbach
The eye is the notebook of the poet.
James Russell Lowell
I only wrote one diary to be read by others. I went on an exchange to France, working as an au pair, when I was 14 and in a battered red notebook I wrote my experiences for my father to read later.
Sheila Hancock
When I sit down with my notebook, when I start scribbling words across the page, I find out what I’m feeling.
Dani Shapiro
I don’t know where the ideas come from, and it’s terrifying. They seem to be absolute flukes. When I was in my 20s, I’d walk around with a notebook all the time and make sure I wrote down anything that occurred to me. Now I’m just hoping that some sort of event will descend on me.
Stewart Lee
And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.
J. K. Rowling
I’ve seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.
Ernest Hemingway
Of course [photography] cannot create, nor express all we want to express. But it can be a witness of our passage on earth, like a notebook.
Mario Giacomelli
In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you, and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry, I cry, and when you hurt, I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.
Nicholas Sparks
I have a notebook that is filled to the brim with my dreams and ideas and goals and aspirations.
Karlie Kloss
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever
Nicholas Sparks
I’ve always kept a notebook in my pocket, I’ve always written stuff down since I was a kid.
Gord Downie
I have a wonderful piano that I really love: a handmade Yamaha grand. Sometimes I’m sitting there, and it sounds so good that I find some little melody or a phrase that leads me into a song, but probably more often than not, I actually grab a notebook.
J. D. Souther
The Notebook … that’s my favorite one. I’ve read that book 30 times. It gives a true depiction of two people that are in love.
Kevin Gates
If life is envisioned as a continuously running motion picture, the keeping of a notebook stops the action and allows a meaningful scene to be explored frame by frame.
Jo Coudert