I like collecting quotes. Indeed, a whole journal is dedicated to them and it is my version of a coffee table book. Sometimes they are scribbled quickly but mostly I try to write them slowly with a style of handwriting that reflect the mood expressed. It forces me to slow down and absorb something that resonates with me but I would not have articulated so eloquently. I also like the feeling of pen on paper!
Here are a few potent reasons that quotes nourish the soul. Indeed they:
- Lift the mood
- Broaden the mind
- Challenge set viewpoint
- Make you inquisitive about the author
- Reminds you of what matters
- You can see patterns developing
The last point is probably the most potent for me. I used to collect a lot of quotes as part of my never-ending quest for answers on just about everything. I would have them in a database, sorted by a number of keywords and themes. Sad, I know. Yet as I would have explored disciplines far and wide, they would all end up pointing in the same directions. For disciplines as separate as business, philosophy, science, metaphysics etc (my interests are pathologically wide), all would point to one conclusion. It is all about finding the connections! To this day, I do not know whether simple truths are hard to get or whether I was particularly thick. At any rate, the conclusion is rather obvious: we are all part of a connected web (Ta-dah!)…
Books figured exclusively in my database, but I like online one-offs for a quick brain zing… Check Pinterest, Brainyquote, and Goodreads in particular… Today, there is no need to re-invent the wheel, we can tap in each other’s wisdom and grow better as a result!
Here is your amazing fact for your next party trick: a “quodophile” is a person who collects quotes. However, a “hodophile” is someone who loves roads and travel – Gosh! You’ll shine!… So fellow quodophiles, what is your favourite quote and how do you keep them?
They said it better
She was a collector of reflections looking for souls that could see deeply inside her soul.