Some people seem to hate quotations, I can understand, I mean a good example is:
Quotations, the Karaoke of ideas – John Oliver (#)
But I think there’s a reason we do Karaoke, it’s because that song is much better then anything we could come up with and it usually describes pretty well what we had in mind. How we feel, and it expresses better then we could in the moment.
Some men’s words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought. Yes, because I perceive that we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better – Waldo Emerson
I’ve personally always loved quotations. It’s how I used to convey my ideas during my early 20s. I still have my word document of quotes, I’m not sure what version I have now, parts of it lost and found over the countless hard drives and windows installs. And while it might be cheesy and easy to ridicule, I really do believe they are a way to easily remind ourselves of the values and truths we strive to achieve.
Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life’s most important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders. – Chriswell Freeman