Great Quotes


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

Inspirational Life


The best 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 observed. It is a recognizable life truth."

What exactly are quotes anyway? How can the simple organization of some words have such impact? A recently available tour of the Library of Congress revealed numerous quotes through the great books in recent history written over the doors and windows of the upper floor. It turned out a pleasure to read every one of the quotes so carefully placed. Certainly, quotes are already enjoyed for a long time. Could it be that words resonate with a specific vibrational frequency? Is it possible that the combination of words carries an effect far beyond the individual words themselves? Will there be an electrical frequency produced from the combination of words that will reach out and connects to the brains actually resonating with your very being? It is a fact that quotes mean various things to different people. Perhaps our very beings are affected in some way by the combinations of words we call quotes.

Motivational Quotes

Quotes are often only a sentence or two.

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

They are usually easy to remember because of their simplicity or given that they rhyme.

"Learners are earners and leaders are readers."

They occasionally think of the memory of the life's experiences both bad and good.

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

People say what we know in your heart of hearts to be true.

"God hath made us free."

It is said what we want in 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 furnish advice, warn of danger, respond to your questions, persuade, encourage, allow vision of self among others.

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

Quotes encourage, inspire, motivate, help us persevere, have more compassion and help us understand the world we are in.

"If you can dream it, you can accomplish it." - Walt Disney

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

Why do people like quotes? They connect with us, conforming to our minds and hearts. They meet with our inner selves inspiring, building, and motivating. They provide us answers, new perspectives, and vision. They build courage, perseverance, and hope. They make 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, and earn our burdens light. They fill our hearts with love, forgiveness, and sunshine. Quotes are good for the soul.

So write down quotes that resonate together with you - not just any quote - though the ones that make you say, "Wow, I enjoy that." Or the ones that make you bust up laughing. Remember, if you gather and take note of quotes, you are, in a really real sense, creating yourself. Quotes have energy. Create a great self by gathering great quotes and keep them in a great place, like a Literary Journal, or possibly a Quote Journal, to read them anytime or need.

Writing quotes down manually, the long, old fashioned way, is the best way to remember them and to internalize them. After all, "writing chrystallizes thought."