Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to explore strange old quotes, to seek out new sayings, and new ways of stating them in a galaxy not so far away. [Listen to our podcast at thequotablespodcast.libsyn.com ]

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Get a Better Dream

One of the reasons we seek out quotations is to find inspiration--to discover little nuggets of wisdom to restore your spirit or to "screw your courage to the sticking place." (Thanks Shakespeare.) So, this week, I was continually thinking about The Quotables as I attended a professional conference where this year's theme was "Inspire." They continually asked us what inspired us. What music. What teacher. What professional moment. And, each day, they drew us into one big session, showed us an inspirational video and then gave us an inspirational speaker. I learned a few things from retired Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz, who advised us to never be afraid to fail, and from emerging motivational speaker and recovered stutterer Joseph Washington II, who said you must be prepared to participate in your own rescue.

But, the moment I will remember most is this little boy, The Kid President, who is offering the entire world this pep talk:

"Like that dude Journey said, 'Don't stop believing in your dream," unless your dream is stupid. Then, get a better dream." --Kid President.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

No One Says "I Love You" Like Stallone

With Valentine's Day approaching, romance is in the air and so are quotes! In our latest episode, TQ 12: Romantilicious, we dive into the movies to find unusual ways to say, "I love you."

If you are looking for a quotation to use in your sweetheart's card, don't rely on the greeting card industry when you can impress your love with examples from Clark Gable, Harrison Ford, Patrick Swayze, and others. After all, no one is more romantic than Sylvester Stallone.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Ravens Win/Poe Wins?!?

  So the Baltimore Ravens won the 47th Super Bowl last night, and we released TQ 11 Nevermore the week before. Hmm. Seems to me there was something nefarious afoot with the "power surge" that caused the lights to go out and the Ravens to win the big game. Could it be a "tell tale heart" from the great beyond? Maybe you should listen to TQ 11 Nevermore to find out, eh?
    Listen for yourself and find the truth!  "Nevermore"!!!  Ha ha ha (maniacal laughter echoing)