List of quotation links, famous quote sites, amusing aphorisms
Michael Moncour's site is one of the oldest quotation sites on the web and is still one of the best. In addition to a well-edited database of 15,000 quotations, Quotations Page.com allows users to simultaneously search across several large sites, including Bartleby.com. The daily quotations email is highly recommended.
Steven H. van Leeuwen's site features many wonderful, literate delights, not the least of which is the entire 10th edition of John Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, first published in 1919. Also featured is Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, 1950-1988, which has 10,000 quotations from Hank Aaron to Franco Zeffirelli. In addition to the largest database of quotations ever published (over 86,000), Bartleby features classic literature like MacBeth, The Tempest, Faust, and Pygmalion, as well as an extensive collection of verse. The huge-ness of this site is mind bending.
This site is the work a Peter Wastholm, a thirtyish Norwegian web head, who apparently knows how to spell much better than most Americans. Mercifully, Peter acquired the feedyourwit.com domain name, which now points to the same page. The emphasis here is on short, pithy quotations. Not the biggest collection by any means, but very well edited and organized. Very useful and always fun to visit.
Quoteland is the product of two high school students from Chicagoland, David Borenstein and Adam Lewis. The site is a fun and well designed, though the collection itself is rather routine. Quoteland.com is amazingly popular for a site that's only been around for a year. Adam and David must be working hard on marketing. We all might be working for these guys some day ;)
The hyperlink above will take you to the quotations page of the niftiest movie site on the internet. Unfortunately, IMDB is much better at cataloging movies than quotations. IMDB's been around since before the beginning (1990!). Students, scholars and fans have been adding their favorite quotations to this comprehensive database for some time now. The result is a bit spotty. The quotations vary wildly in quality and accuracy, but they were placed there with love, and the fine folk at IMDB (now owned by Amazon.com) provide fairly good search tools, so a query for "hill of beans" gets you Bogie's memorable final lines from Casablanca. I like that!
Yahoo provides a definitive list of quotation sites in all flavors and sizes. Religious and inspirational quotation sites are the most numerous. As you might expect, nerd humor and quotations are over-represented.