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            Online since 1994
Currently containing around 29,615 Entries
in 30 Collections as of July, 2020
(Please don't read them all in one sitting, you really should get out more).

The Collections:

  1. Recent Quotes (u)
  2. Advice (u)
  3. Great Leaders (u)
  4. Poetry - Part I (u)
  5. Proverbs (u)

  6. Sarcasm (u)
  7. (annoying)Proverbs (u)
  8. Malapropisms (u)
  9. Women (i)
  10. Random Images (u)

  11. Wisdom (i)
  12. Poetry - Part II (i)
  13. Aphorisms (u)
  14. Definitions (u)
  15. Laws (i)

  16. (serious) Sarcasm (i)
  17. Alpha by Author (i)
  18. Anonymous (i)
  19. The Bard (i)
  20. Steven Wright (i)

  21. Alpha by Topic (i)
  22. The Republic of Dreams (u)
  23. Bulk Quotes (n/a)
  24. Childsong (o)
  25. Stupid Quotes (i)

  26. Good Starts (i)
  27. African-American (i)
  28. from the Movies (i)
  29. Quote-A-Day
  30. As Advertised (i)
(u = updated)
(i = update in-progress)
(o = offline)

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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. WELCOME to the Quotations Home Page, one of the largest and longest-lived text collections on the Web. The associated poetry site may be the largest private archive of its kind on the Web. For information on updates to the collection, check the social media portals on Tumblr or Facebook. (Scroll down within each page - they are both content-rich)

The intent of a quotation is to capture something - some thought, some moment in history, the essence of someone's viewpoint - clearly and concisely. They can be humorous, ironic, exasperating, or profound. This site is intended as a place to wander, a place where you can find something new each time you look around. There is a general index and a (reasonably) adequte search tool, and many rabbit-holes to explore.

History serves as a vast early warning system. The collections presented here contain thousands of entries drawn from hundreds of sources. The content is aimed at, and is appropriate for, a wide audience. Browse as many of the collections as you like, and return whenever you have the urge. To get started, select a collection from the table of contents on the left, or check out Detailed Descriptions of what each collection contains.

This site has been designed and written with very simple, very fast scripting, to be accessible from any device in any country. I have also tried to keep away from advertising, to minimize its impact to the users. There are no Java apps, flash videos, or pop-up windows. It simply is what it is.

The Republic of Dreams. While the material on the site is reasonably accurate, those researching citations for a doctoral thesis should use due diligence and go consult an original source with plenty of ibids and idems.

The Quotations Home Page has received a number of awards since its creation in 1994. It has been recognized by Magellan (four stars), Yahoo Internet Life Magazine (Best on the Web) and most of the other rating services, and many, opinionated human beings, though very few space aliens.(My dream was to be quoted in the Weekly World News. I guess I'll have to settle for the online edition).

Sorry, but it is not possible to research every individual request for for information with the traffic this site receives. If you do have comments, or would like to ask a question, see the companion site on Facebook or Tumblr. If you see anything that needs attention, please send an e-mail. I will address issues as opportunities permit. Thanks.

           --Steve Spanoudis

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