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 on the walls of our schools. We frame them and place them in our homes. We send these to each other in cards and letters. They grace the halls individuals work areas and are etched into our headstones if we die. Why do people like quotes?
The most effective answer to this question was awarded to Alema Pequoia who said, “Because they precisely and definitively express that which you know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, imagine, hope, fear, desire, acknowledge, and/or have seen. It is a recognizable life truth.”
What are quotes anyway? Just how do the simple organization of some words have such impact? A newly released tour of the Library of Congress revealed numerous quotes in the great books of all time written over the doors and windows of the upper floor. It turned out a pleasure to read each of the quotes so carefully placed. Certainly, quotes happen to be enjoyed for a very long time. Could it be that words resonate having a specific vibrational frequency? How is it possible that the combination of words carries an impact far beyond the individual words themselves? Can there be an electrical frequency created from the combination of words reaching out and connects to the brains actually resonating with this very being? It’s true that quotes mean something else entirely to different people. Perhaps our very beings suffer in some way by the mixtures of words we call quotes.
Why do people like quotes? They relate to us, conforming to the 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’ve created us laugh to make us cry. Quotes teach us about things we’ve got 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 great for the soul.
So make note of quotes that resonate together with you – not just any quote – but the ones that make you say, “Wow, I adore that.” Or ones that make you bust up laughing. Remember, if you gather and jot down quotes, you are, really real sense, creating yourself. Quotes have energy. Develop a great self by gathering great quotes and keep them in a great place, like a Literary Journal, or perhaps a Quote Journal, to read them anytime or need.
Writing quotes down by hand, the long, old-fashioned way, is the best way to remember them and also to internalize them. After all, “writing chrystallizes thought.”