Maybe I am being unfair. Maybe people are making these pages to remind, or encourage themselves. Maybe the pages are like little cheerleaders, urging them on to a new life.
What do I write in my pages? I have certainly done plenty of quotes. It can be a way of remembering stuff that I wrote down. Maybe my quotes are corny too. Sometimes I get nervous to just write down whatever. It can seem like the visual image should be with something interesting rather than my usual neurotic drivel. But the truth is, I am happiest when I write my whatever in my pages. When I write quotes and stuff form other people I get kinda bored. I guess it's that thing of expressing yourself. And many times I am just not that impressive. Even so it still feels good to express myself, neurotic drivel or other stuff.
And if you care, I would rather read your normal daily drivel in your art journal than someone else's profound realisation.