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Offline Iggy

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Meaningful quotes websites
« on: January 06, 2007, 12:03:21 AM »
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 12:07:32 AM »
Try Wikiquote. ;)

Offline Iggy

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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007, 12:08:30 AM »
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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 12:10:44 AM »
Are you looking for specifically inspirational quotes, or specifically circa 1900 quotes?

As a quotes junkie, I have three BIG quotes compendia: Bartlett's, Oxford, and (the very new) Yale. Might be worth investing in one of those.

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Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2007, 08:40:43 AM »
Quote junkie here too!

I also have the Oxford, plus the New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations as well as several miscellaneous books of "favourite" quotes compiled by various people.

Putting "quote" into any decent search engine should give you loads of online sites. I kinda prefer books though.

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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2007, 01:15:35 PM »
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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2007, 01:23:55 PM »
I always liked to try to take quotes and lyrics and put them into a different context to give them a different meaning if I could.

Like these from the Beatles- used to describe typing out cover letter after cover letter in the pursuit of a job through online sites.  I got so tired of typing them up and sending them into the void and not hearing anything back (or even a confirmation email of receipt).  It was so frustrating at the time!


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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2007, 02:22:55 PM »
Whenever I look for quotes I first seek Dottie Parker:

"Ducking for apples - change one letter and it's the story of my life. "

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."

"She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B."

"I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion."
 
Next, Oscar Wilde:

"I sometimes think that God, in creating man, overestimated His ability."

"The basis for optimism is sheer terror."

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written."

"There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope. "


If I can't find anything between those 2 I probably wouldn't use it anyway.

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Re: Meaningful quotes websites
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2007, 06:54:23 PM »
Parker and Wilde -- definitely two of the most quotable (because most epigrammatic, aphoristic) writers.

Quotes about quotes:

"Most collectors of verses and sayings proceed as though they were eating cherries or oysters, choosing the best first, and ending by eating them all." -- Chamfort

"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." -- Emerson

"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote." -- Emerson

[Now what was that Emerson quote about a foolish consistency?  :)]

"'What else have you underlined?'
'What everybody underlines,' she said. 'Everything that says me'" -- Philip Roth

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Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

 


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