15 August 2011

Just for Kicks: Quotes

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Just For Kicks is a weekly meme held by me, The Authoress, that lets us share whatever random thing we want—whether it's book related or not is up to you.

#5 – Quotes

Besides being a list person, I am also huge on quotes.  Actually, this is kind of embarrassing.  See, I'm a quote person…but I'm not one of those people who can spout interesting quotes at just the right moment so it sounds witty.  I can barely remember my favorites.  So this partially goes along with why I write lists: if I don't write it down, I don't remember it. 

I find quotes all over the place, but mostly on Goodreads.  They  have a whole section dedicated to literary quotes, which is…you know, freaking awesome. 

I don't really search for any specific kind of quote.  I do take a fancy to funny quotes, though.  And I especially love them if they're funny and about writing.  Like this one:

I only write when I'm inspired, so I see to it that I'm inspired every morning at nine o'clock.

Peter De Vries

Something interesting about my room: If you're the observant type, a regular Sherlock Holmes, then you can probably tell me all the places I've had my desk by the clusters of quotes I have spread out over my wall.  Since I keep my "quote cards" next to my desk at all times, and I like taping the quotes I find to the wall, the quote clusters form where I've had my desk.  Here's my current one:

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(See that Boston postcard?  Yea, cool isn't it?  I've never been to Boston.)

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I love this one because it's funny. :)  I put it as my Facebook status one time.  Got a lot of agreements.

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One of my favorites—mostly because it's short enough that I remember it.

Sometimes, I get creative with the quotes I find.  This has only happened twice:

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And I do love some of the "other kind" of quotes:

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The one on the left became an inside joke between me and my friends because I happen to have a crush on a boy at school—if only fortunes were always true, right? ;)

Do you have a favorite quote?  Do you write quotes down?