I have a document on my computer that is solely full of quotes I find interesting or intriguing or inspiring, and I pull them out from time to time to share online or to paraphrase in everyday conversation (yes that happens). I doodle my favorite quotes in margins along with song lyrics and different versions of my signature, and sometimes I wonder why it is another person's words can resonate with me so much. I suppose sometimes they are a bit of encouragement or motivation; other times they're poignantly applicable or strangely convicting; still others they bring back a specific emotion or memory or mental image that directly connects to the words. How can someone else's thoughts put down on paper have such a great effect on my own mind and heart? The answer, I believe, is that finding a quote which speaks feelings I was unable to put into words makes me feel that, somehow, after all, I am not alone.
what are one or two of your favorite quotes? I always love finding more.