I visited http://www.moleskineus.com this evening and came across a few good quotes to, just maybe, inspire me to write more: Vincent Van Gogh
'My sketchbook is a witness of what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen.'
'My sketch-book shows that I try to catch things in the act.'
'Now, if you can forgive someone for immersing himself in pictures, perhaps you will also grant that the love of books is as sacred as that of Rembrandt, indeed, I believe that the two complement each other.'
'A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.'
'If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.'
'Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.'
'I never travel without my notebook. One always needs sensational exciting to read on the train.'
'Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.'
'Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.'
'My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.'
'There's no one thing that is true. They're all true.'
'There is no friend as loyal as a book.'
'You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.'
'There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.'
'Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.'
'I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.'
'I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.'
'Give me a museum and I'll fill it. ' 'Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.'
'Sat down on a wine barrel, in front of the sea, in some port of the south of the world, I am scribbling some notes on a genuine moleskine, a piece of art that Bruce [Chatwin] gave to me for this travel...' Bruce Chatwin
'Losing my passport was the least of my worries, losing a notebook was a catastrophe'.
'There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.'
Moleskine - A simple black rectangle with lined, squared, or blank pages, held by an elastic band, an inside pocket for loose sheets, a binding in 'moleskine' which gives it its name, this trusty pocket-size traveling companion guarded notes, stories, thoughts and impressions before they turned into the pages of beloved books.
Sir Bowie "too many blank pages, so little time" of Greenbriar