Great Quotes

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

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The top answer to this question was awarded to Alema Pequoia who said, "Because they precisely and definitively express might know about 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? How can the simple organization of a few words have such impact? A current 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 absolutely was a pleasure to read every one of the quotes so carefully placed. Certainly, quotes have already been enjoyed for a very long time. Could it be that words resonate having a specific vibrational frequency? Is it feasible that the combination of words carries a direct impact far beyond the individual words themselves? Perhaps there is an electrical frequency created from the combination of words reaching out and connects to your brains actually resonating with the very being? It's true that quotes mean something more important 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 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 because they rhyme.

"Learners are earners and leaders are readers."

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

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

It is said what we know inside our heart of hearts actually was.

"God hath made us free."

It is said what we want inside our heart of hearts.

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

They give advice, warn of danger, answer questions, persuade, encourage, allow vision of self among others.

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

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

"If you can dream it, you can accomplish it." - 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. This indicates the world is in love with quotes.

Why do people like quotes? They correspond with us, conforming to our minds and hearts. They speak to our inner selves inspiring, building, and motivating. They furnish us answers, new perspectives, and vision. They build courage, perseverance, and hope. They make us laugh and earn us cry. Quotes teach us about things we have no knowledge of. They be the warning against foolish decisions. They lighten our moods, lift our heads, to make our burdens light. They fill our hearts with love, forgiveness, and sunshine. Quotes are good for the soul.

So take note of quotes that resonate with you - not just any quote - nevertheless the ones that make you say, "Wow, I like that." Or ones that make you bust up laughing. Remember, once you gather and jot down quotes, you are, in a very real sense, creating yourself. Quotes have energy. Build a great self by gathering great quotes and keep them in a great place, as being a Literary Journal, or even a Quote Journal, where one can read them at any moment or need.