In those happy days when leisure was held to be no sin, men and women wrote journals whose copiousness both delights and dismays us.

Agnes Repplier

My friend is not allowed to go out today. I sit by his side and read him passages from his own life. They fill him with surprise. Everyone should keep someone else's diary; I sometimes suspect you of keeping mine.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Gregg Easterbrook