I assume, that like many readers, I am a hopeless quote collector. Like spice in a soup, a memorable “bon mot” thrown in an article or presentation drives a point home. And while I don’t always read e-mails as well as I should, I always check the signature line for a good pithy statement.
I’ve made a collection of probably close to 200 of my favorites available at
www.doug-johnson.com/quotes.html . No order, no theme, and no great effort at ascertaining the authority of any quote. These come from heaven knows where. If you were to judge a person’s personality based on the quotes they collect, I’m afraid I’d come up a bit on the cynical side. How surprising.
I started collecting quotes as a building librarian for my “Quote of the Day” sign in my library media centers. Amazing how many teachers would drop by just to read it!
Oh, one of my favorite Internet sites is The Quotations Page - sort of a mega-search engine of lots of collections of quote pages on the web.
Anyway, enjoy. And please, add your own.