Posted tagged ‘quotes’

Why Quote?

October 28, 2008

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.

~ Michel De Montaigne

The very first quote I share is one which sums up to me what I love about quotations.  The quotations I love are those in which I somehow recognise my own truth, jumping out eloquently at me from someone else’s words.  It makes me feel validated in that which I deep down know or feel to be true, to read or hear it expressed so perfectly by someone else. 

A good quote states a big truth in few words – it sums up concisely and lyrically something that feels deeply ‘right’.

And yet, of course, you can everywhere find quotes that, equally true, contradict each other…. but more on this in a coming post.

For now, I hope you will join me in lapping up your own wisdom packaged beautifully in the words of others.