Monday, November 22, 2010

Thirty Days of Thanks: Quotable

I'm not the most quotable person you'll meet, but I'm eternally grateful for the millions of people who are.

I love quotes.

I collect them, and copy them, and stick them to my walls or bulletin boards. I include one at the end of almost every blog post I write, and every column, too. Often, a single keyword is the only thing that connects the quote to the column.

Quotes are smart, and funny, and profound, and thoughtful. They can be sarcastic or sincere or sad. Sometimes they're life lessons in thirty words or fewer.

A phrase I use, perhaps too often, when I'm unsure of myself, is, "...don't quote me on this, but..."

But the truth is, I really do want to be quoted, and someday find myself listed among a searchable database of a million quotations.

I'm thankful for so many smart people who say so many smart things.
And some of the dumb ones, too.

"A witty saying proves nothing."

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