What Is Quotationize
Quotationize is an authoritative source of verified quotations.
Besides having accurate quotes and correct attributions, the citations are linked directly to the original sources.
By original sources, I mean the actual origin of the quotations.
By clicking on the link or links below each quotation, you can actually see or hear the quote straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.
I DO NOT link the quotes to the THIRD-PARTY sources.
That include: Wikiquote website, Quotable Quotes of Reader’s Digest, biographies, past newspapers, and quotation compendiums, like Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations book, Forty Thousand Quotations, Prose And Poetical, Treasury Of Thought: Forming An Encyclopaedia Of Quotations From Ancient And Modern Authors, Day’s Collacon, etc.
I just use them as a reference.
I painstakingly hound the actual original source of each quote.
Yes, it’s time-consuming and nerve-wracking.
I track them down from all those great literary classics, past daily papers & magazines and YouTube video clips; with the help from Google Books search, Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive.
If I could not locate the actual original source of an particular quote, then I will not publish it here.
In short, Quotationize has no misquotes, wrong attributions and unreliable sources.
Note: I do not follow any of the so-called proper citation style: APA, MLA, Harvard or Chicago/Turabian.
My prime concern is, the citations of the quotes published here must be of genuine sources.
Anyway, the aim of the quote citations here is to back-link to their original sources.
I also include quotes in their original languages, together with the English translation.
Again, all the quotes in the so-called foreign languages are linked to their actual sources.
Quotation With A Message
Quotationize only publishes quotations with life-affirming or valuable messages.
They could be humorous or sagacious.
I do not simply publish any random trifling utterance, frivolous remark or silly passing comment made by some currently popular personalities or celebrities.
The main purpose of Quotationize is to curate and share verified quotations with the correct attributions and the right citations.
There are countless quotation websites, that we cannot count on them for reliability and authenticity.
They are full of misquotes, wrongly-attributed quotes and fake ones too.
Most of them do not even cite the sources of the quotes.
Even if they do mentioned the sources, they never bother to verify their authenticity.
They just want to boast of having the most number of quotations (or rather misquotations).
To the extent of, even publishing the same quote twice on the same page, and with two different attributions!
Quotations With Wisdom & Insight
I find many quotes, sayings, quips, maxims, proverbs, precepts, aphorisms, epigrams, catch phrases are filled with nuggets of wisdom.
I only feature selected quotations which offer you inspiration, consolation, encouragement or show you a clear-eyed perspective of life.
Those selected quotations must satisfied these criteria:
Quotations Must Be User-Friendly
All quotations here are carefully and stringently picked, to ensure that they are user-friendly.
So that they can enlighten and empower you to improve your life; or you can use them to add pizzazz in your daily conversations or in your written work.
Misquotes, Wrong-Attributions And Fake Quotes
It is sad to note, that there are tons of quotes that are misquoted, misattributed and even bogus or fake quotes published in books, magazines, newspapers and the many established quotation websites.
Every attempt is make to ensure all quotations together with citations published here are genuine and correct.
Note: I’m still in the midst of correcting and cleaning up all those misquotes, wrong attributions, fake quotations and contextomies (misquoting someone by shortening the quotation or by leaving out surrounding words or sentences that would place the quotation in context)
What Is The Meaning of Of This Quote…?
There are many queries asking about the meanings or definitions of certain quotes in various question-and-answer websites.
This is the only quotation site which provides the meanings of the quotes.
You can find them under the tag: meaning.
Note: All the back-links to the sources of the quotes are correct and in good working order at the time of publication.