ALL the QUOTE TOPICS

Listed below are all the quote topics. At the end of each page of quotes we have provided further definition and meaning about the keyword. We also include anecdotes that give descriptive examples. We continue to add new and previously unpublished material.

AGE and YOUTH
AGNOSTICISM
AMERICANS
ANGER and RAGE
ART and ARTISTS
BEAUTY
BLAME and FAULT
BLING
BOOKS and READING
BRAVERY and COURAGE
BULLYING
CENSORSHIP
CHARACTER and PERSONALITY
CHASTITY
CHRISTIANITY and FAITH
CLASS and STATUS
CLOTHES and FASHION
COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG
COMMERCE and BUSINESS
COUNSEL and ADVICE
CRITICISM
CUSTOM and TRADITION
DATING
DEBT
INJURY

DEFINITION and MEANING

The word “quotation” can encompass a number of forms. It may embrace aphorisms, epigrams or witticisms made by a writer or speaker, or anyone who has written or said something its hearer has deemed worth repeating. 

Generally a quotation adds an additional dimension to a simple statement thereby introducing an alternative way of thinking about it. It may be used to emphasize particular points when debating a subject. An astute quote from the work of an authority on a given subject can add gravity to a point of view or within a speech, argument or further writings.

Many famous quotes are attributed to celebrities, politicians and renowned authors such as Nietzsche, Mark Twain, Samuel Butler, and Albert Einstein.  This means a quotation must convey its information in a concise manner, exemplified by Alexander pope’s: “The proper study of mankind is man” or Jean Paul Sartre's “hell is other people”.  Hence historical works are the prime source of the most commonly used quotes.

Another source is culture itself where colloquial sayings have evolved, a verbal remark or the recounting of a thought or idea from one individual to another, and has been adopted as a means of imparting wisdom.

Finding new and thought-provoking quotes are both challenging and of interesting research and our writers group search for quotes within antique, rare books, and journals and bring to this website numerous first published materials. In any case, in order to prove valid, a quotation is expected to hold a nugget of wisdom within its core.