When I find a quote I like, I want to know not just who said it, but where it was said. Only knowing who said it seems as if I don’t care enough or haven’t invested enough to be able to truly enjoy it. Where did the words come from? What book or letter or speech? If it’s a book, I like to get my hands on it and read what came before and after the words. It’s both a question of wanting to be sure the words are not being taken out of context and wanting to see if perhaps there’s more. If I like a slice of words enough to write the words down, I want to know as much about them as I can.
YES. I so get what you’re talking about, and feel the same way. it’s about context and understanding. xo
Thank you, Lindsey! I’m so glad at least one person gets this b/c I almost wrote at the end of the post, this is weird, right?
fyi: Jeanette LeBlanc’s favorite quote about the wild and the tame sent me to Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson, and I loved it so much I’m getting ready to read it again. xo
Yes! Four years of university and Harvard referencing; and can I find out where my “quotes” are from today? 🙁
HH, sorry to be so late in responding : ( Thank you for sharing this truth with me : )
You’re a better woman than me here! The quote has almost always been enough for me 🙂
Ha : )
I’m blown away by this level of curiosity and critical thinking. Your eagerness TO KNOW, TO ENGAGE–I love it and will try to learn from it. B/c grooving on a quotation has always been enough for me. And now I’m thinking–WHAT?? How could that be enough? Why don’t you want to know more? Of course I want to know more!
Yes, now you’ll never be satisfied again–thanks to me.