Great Quotes


Quotes. Why are they so popular? What is it about quotes that humans are so attracted to? Quotes preface chapters in gossip columns. They are painted for the walls of our schools. We frame them and hang up them in our homes. We send them to each other in cards and letters. They grace the halls of our work areas and are etched into our headstones when we die. Why do people like quotes?

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The most effective answer to this question was awarded to Alema Pequoia who said, "Because they precisely and definitively express what we should know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, imagine, hope, fear, desire, acknowledge, and/or have seen. It is a recognizable life truth."

What exactly are quotes anyway? Just how can the simple organization of some words have such impact? A recently available tour of the Library of Congress revealed numerous quotes in the great books of them all written over the windows and doors of the upper floor. It absolutely was a pleasure to read all of the quotes so carefully placed. Certainly, quotes have been enjoyed for a while. Could it be that words resonate having a specific vibrational frequency? Is it possible that the combination of words carries an impact far beyond the individual words themselves? Is there an electrical frequency produced from the combination of words reaching out and connects to the brains actually resonating with the very being? It's correct that quotes mean different things to different people. Perhaps our very beings may take a hit in some way by the mixtures of words we call quotes.

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Quotes are usually only a sentence or two.

"Never be happy with less than your best." - G. Ford

They are often easy to remember because of their simplicity or simply because they rhyme.

"Learners are earners and leaders are readers."

They occasionally bring to mind the memory of our own life's experiences both negative and positive.

"Negative emotions cause disease and positive emotion can be a critical factor in recovery." - Hippocrates

They are saying what we know within our heart of hearts actually was.

"God hath made us free."

They are saying what we want inside our heart of hearts.

"You know you're in love when you can't go to sleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss

They give advice, warn of danger, respond to your questions, persuade, encourage, allow vision of self yet others.

"It is in our lives rather than by our words that our religion will be read." -Thomas Jefferson

Quotes encourage, inspire, motivate, allow us to persevere, have more compassion which help us understand the world we are now living in.

"If you can dream it, it can be done." - Disney

A Google search reveals the attitude of humanity towards "quotes." The saying "motivational quotes" netted 37 million results; "quotes about life" - 252 million; "difficult times quotes and sayings" - 105 million. It seems the world is in love with quotes.

How come people like quotes? They relate with us, conforming to your minds and hearts. They talk with our inner selves inspiring, building, and motivating. They give us answers, new perspectives, and vision. They build courage, perseverance, and hope. They create us laugh to make us cry. Quotes teach us about things we've no knowledge of. They function as a warning against foolish decisions. They lighten our moods, lift our heads, making our burdens light. They fill our hearts with love, forgiveness, and sunshine. Quotes are great for the soul.

So write down quotes that resonate along - not just any quote - however the ones that make you say, "Wow, I really like that." Or ones that make you bust up laughing. Remember, whenever you gather and note down quotes, you are, in a really real sense, creating yourself. Quotes have energy. Produce a great self by gathering great quotes and them in a great place, like a Literary Journal, or even a Quote Journal, which you could read them anytime or need.