Sometimes I’m horrible at getting my ideas across, so I like to collect bookish quotes to help me.
I kid you not. I’m a quote junkie, I collect quotes and I have no shame in admitting this. And if I didn’t lose anything and everything, I would have a book of quotes as well. (And then there’s work – probably not professional to do that.)
In fact, if quotes were building blocks like Legos, I’d have a mansion as well. So roomy. I can collect all the books! And no rent to pay. I can save money to buy all the books on my wishlist! Who wouldn’t?
Let’s talk about why some bookworms collect quotes, and why you should join us.
Because if they start allowing quotes to be in the physical form, you’ll want to be prepared, right?
1. Help! Motivation Level = LOW.
Sometimes you’re in a mood or a funk and there’s no one else available who can help improve it (they have busy reading lives too).
2. They’re smol and compact and fit in pockets nicely.
Quotes come in all shapes and sizes and can be reformatted to fit in the tiniest of tiny spaces. Everything else is too heavy.
3. The TBR will eventually topple over. Quotes can’t topple over. (Or they take a long time to do so.)
Because quotes aren’t in the physical form that can be stacked upon stacks of each other, you can’t be killed. Your friends won’t be killed. Your family won’t be killed. Heck, your neighbors will appreciate you a lot because they’ll survive.
4. You might not like rereading but you like rereading small snippets.
Some bookworms like rereading, some bookworms don’t! But we all have our favorites scenes and lines that we’d love to pull out from the book.
5. Does anyone get the reference? Anyone???
Sometimes we quote our favorite lines and passages because why not and also they’re phrased better. Or… you want to test the world and see if they get the reference because if they do you may or may not befriend them. (What if they’re a fellow bookworm?!)
6. You can use them as sources of protection!
What better way to protect yourself than giving people a thousand paper quotes from your favorite quotes?
7. They’re more entertaining than textbooks
Textbooks are dense and confusing and omg my brain wants to scream after 30 minutes.
Hahaha, what even is school reading because I don’t read school books. Quotes probably provide a much better source of entertainment.
8. Pretty wall decorations
Wallpapers are repetitive. Who has time for those when you can create your own and be surrounded by inspiration everywhere you go?*
*Disclaimer: I would not actually do this.