This will be a blog about inspirational and motivational quotes from inspirational people. It will also be a blog about all the misquoting going on out there in the world of quotes. Over the years I have discovered that an extremely large number (billions and bazillions and kazillions to the nth power . . . OK so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration) of quotes claimed to have been said or written by famous people are false. These misquotes are found everywhere from quote websites, quote apps, quote paraphernalia and even quote books. When I first discovered how widespread this problem is, I was annoyed and grumbled and complained about it. But then the light bulb went off, and I decided that instead of complaining about it, I would do something about it. And so the idea for creating a book with nothing but authenticated quotes was born. I have been on this research journey for four years now with the goal of finding over 1,000 verified quotes. At this point, I have collected 960 quotes so I’m approaching the finish line and am looking forward to publishing it soon.
I hope you will join me in my day-to-day adventures in doing quote research. My goal is to educate and entertain while attempting to eradicate what I call the misquote virus. I use this analogy because once cyberspace gets infected with a misquote, it spreads and propagates at an incredibly high rate and becomes ubiquitous in a very short period of time. This is why my mantra has become:
“Investigate. Don’t Propagate. Demand integrity in quoting.”
I know . . . it’s corny. But what the hey. It gets the point across. If you can come up with something else fun and informational, I’d love to hear it!