Monday, March 11, 2019

A Place to Keep Quotes

The other evening as I was browsing through blog posts,
I meandered over to see what Bonnie K at
I noticed a quote in her sidebar that caught my eye.
Then I sat and read each one.
I thought she needs a book like mine.
I have this darling little book that a friend made for me.
It's only about 2" X 3.5". 
When she gave it to me, I wondered what I would do with it.
An answer appeared within a week 
when I read a quote I liked.
I have a punch bowl on our coffee table in the living room.
It has little books in it that I change with the seasons.
I've tried removing the punch bowl and going with something else,
but I get in trouble.
There are a few folks who visit who evidently like the punch bowl.
So in the punch bowl I keep my little quote book.
Every so often when I read a quote that resonates,
I write it in the little book.
Since I'm not allowed to get rid of the punch bowl,
folks will have to fight over it when my time is through.
If you have a favorite quote, let me know.
Evidently, I'm not the only one who likes them.

A side note~ when we were without internet for nearly a month,
I did hop on another computer and looked at the blog.
Only about half - two thirds of the blogs I follow appear on the blog reading list.
I don't know why, if it's something I did or if it's blogger.
So even if you don't see your blog on the list, I may still be a follower.


  1. I don't keep quote book, but I like reading them.
    I find Mark Twain's quotes very witty. 😊

  2. Another great post. And of course I had to go read all the quotes on Bees, Birds, Berries and Blooms. Thanks for sending me on that journey.

  3. I collect quotes too. I write them everywhere. Ha... Here is one for you.
    It isn’t that I don’t like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged. ~Vita Sackville West
    And another
    The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. ~ Claude Monet
    I could go on and on....
    Love the little book your friend made. I also like to make books. :)

  4. I think you have to list them. I enter mine manually. I love that quote by Mark Twain!

  5. I'm a quote collector too (as my blog will attest!). My mother collected them so I guess I inherited the trait from her. I love your little book (and the punch bowl idea too).

  6. I am also a quote collector. I have since my teens. I have a notebook, but now Im going to try your idea, just a book of quotes only. Genius. It's quite interesting that some things don't creatively come to us, and it seems in sane as we are all such creative beings. I wrote one of my favorite quotes on my post yesterday, and I love it so much. It's super long but its by Joseph Campbell and its about having a space for our creative artsy spirits. I also have "I dwell in possibility." Emily Dickinson that is at the end of all of my emails.

  7. We've been so busy with the blizzard, I am just getting caught up on posts. What is crazy is we went to the feed store and I found the most beautiful journal. Now I know exactly what imI going to do with it. Thanks for the great idea!

  8. What a great idea. I don't collect quotes but I do collect my thoughts and activities in a journal that I illustrate. Next I want to learn how to do some fancy lettering. - Margy