A Quote by Tallulah Bankhead on diaries, good, and time

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.

Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on diaries and life

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.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Richard Lee Rhodes on diaries, facts, friendship, god, information, and thinking

? The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary: 'I don't intend to publish it: I'm merely going to record the facts for the information of God' 'Don't you think God knows the facts?' Bethe asked. 'Yes,' said Szilard, 'He knows the facts, but He does not know THIS VERSION OF THE FACTS.'

Richard Rhodes (1990 - 1937)

Source: Leo Szilard, a primary character in "The Making of the Atomic Bomb"

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on diaries and travel

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Mae West on day and diaries

Keep a diary and one day it'll keep you.

Mae West (1892 - 1980)

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on diaries


Every man is a diary in which he writes one story while intending to write another. His humblest moment is when he compares the two.

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

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A Quote by Hillary Clinton on diaries and heaven

Heavens, no! It could get subpoenaed. I can't write anything. When asked if she had a diary.

Hillary Clinton

Source: 1996

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on diaries and life

DIARY, n. A daily record of that part of one's life, which he can relate to himself without blushing.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on advice, decisions, determination, diaries, meetings, presidency, quotations, thought, war, wishes, and words

I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter - for that I have determined for myself. Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln. - Salmon P. Chase, diary entry for September 22, 1862, Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P Chase, p. 88 (1903, reprinted 1971). According to the Chase account, Lincoln spoke these words at a cabinet meeting he had called to inform the members of his decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This quotation is also used in Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, p. 584 (1939). Although these words are not used, the same thought is conveyed in the diary of another member of Lincoln's cabinet, Gideon Welles. See his diary entry for the same date in Diary of Gideon Welles, vol. 1, pp. 142-43 (1911).

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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