Why do we love quotes? Quotes tell us that someone else has experienced what we are feeling right now. They always seem to find us at the right time. Quotes are our friends, a comforting thought when all we need is a friend.
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They cost nothing and give us everything. We reach for our favorite quotes when everything around us is crumbling and hope seems like a million years away. We tuck them away in our purses; on sticky notes over our desk; underneath magnets on our refrigerator. We scribble them in our journals, doodle them on our notepads or type them awkwardly into our phones. When we find a long lost quote we relive that memory and cherish that moment again.
Every picture begs for a quote. When we see a bird perching on a branch, the fading rays of the sunset over the mountain or our little girl dancing in her brand new tutu, we search for a quote. Quotes are more than just words, they capture a transient feeling that words alone can’t express. When that elusive feeling is gone we still remember the quote that expressed it best.
Quotes can make a grown man cry; they can make a strong woman weep. Powerful words can etch their effects on our soul; they can carve a wound deeper than a knife or fuse the severed pieces whole.
Quotes are what we look for on birthdays, graduations and valentines. Quotes guide us through exuberantly happy days and interminably sad days. Our favorite quotes say a lot about who we are. Quotes divulge our deepest desires.
Quotes are everywhere in our daily lives; they live on in our hearts just to be found at the right moment. They bring us beauty, peace, happiness, hope, inspiration.
As long as language lives in this world, there will be quotes. We will love them and collect them. We will cherish them and share them.
I have been a quote collector for many years now. I feel fortunate to be able to share my favorite quotes with the rest of you through RGL. I hope these 5 quotes (randomly drawn from my collection) will guide you to the answers that you seek!
Enjoy and share these brilliant quotes (while always crediting the author).