Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Quotes

This week, Boston Bibliophile has come up with yet another feature that was something of a surprise to me. The topic:

Have you ever added a quote to the quotation field in common knowledge? What's a quote you particularly like from a book, one that you know by heart?

I guess I had noticed the Common Knowledge feature, but as usual hadn’t taken the time to check it out. I really had no idea what it was when I read BB’s question. So my answer is no, I’ve never added a quote. And in the several titles I checked just now, I didn’t find any that had quotes added. Maybe folks are worried about intellectual property problems?

Gee, a quote I like. There are so many – although not a vast number that I know by heart. The first one that comes to mind (probably because I’m thinking about books and reading right now) is from a poem by Emily Dickinson. Well, poetry and lines from plays are always easier to remember, aren’t they?

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.

I may not have the punctuation right – Emily was always so idiosyncratic in her presentation. So, do you have a favorite quote to share? To read more responses or participate in this week's Tuesday Thingers, visit the website here.


  1. Great one! My quote is from a poem too.

  2. The only quotes that came to me this early in the morning are from Shakespeare plays that I read in high school.

  3. I think the Quotations feature is pretty new - I just noticed it in the blog the other day. I bet by the time this Tuesday is done, there will be a lot more in the system!

  4. This is new to me; I have to take a look.

  5. I don't know many quotes by heart, but I do enjoy quotes.


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