Along with the practical stuff like checklists, you can also include things that inspire you, that motivate you, and that make you feel good when you're having a bad day. Quotes or poems are a great way to get creative in your bullet journal. After all, it's not just about tracking and planning: you can use your bullet journal as a space to explore your own creativity, too.
Here's our list of quotes and poems that will make your journal pages pop.
"You're not stuck in traffic. You are traffic." — Jill Konrath
"You must do the things you think you cannot do." — Eleanor Roosevelt
“The fates guide those who listen to them” — Sappho
"Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river." — Lao Tzu
"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." — Isak Dinesen
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined." — Henry James
"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream." — C.S. Lewis
“Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
“Let joy be your heart’s name.” — Alexandra Vasiliu
“Where you are is not who you are.” — Circumstances
“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” — Lalah Deliah
“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.” — Jana Kingsford
“A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.” — Atticus
is an easy lazy thing
but to love
but not all are
willing to practice”
— Rupi Kaur
Magic tumbled from her pretty lips and
when she spoke the language of the
universe —the stars sighed in unison.”
— Michael Faudet
“PIECES OF YOU
pieces of yourself
to fit into places
will not help you belong,
it will only make you bleed.”
— Nikita Gill
“You can not remain a war between
what you want to say (who you really are)
and what you should say (who you pretend to be)
your mouth was not designed to eat itself.”
“Destroy the fear
that causes you to stay
when you know you should leave.”
— Perry Poetry
“SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY?
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”
— William Shakespeare
“FIRE AND ICE
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.”
— Robert Frost
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.”
— Langston Hughes
I hope this list leads you to some new poems and quotes to add to your bullet journal, whether for yourself or a loved one. Use them as daily inspiration and motivation, or simply as an appreciation of the written word. And if there are any additional quotes that you feel should be added to this list, please let us know in the comments below!
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