About

I always have a quotation for everything–it saves original thinking. ~Dorothy L. Sayers

When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. ~Anatole France

About the Blog:
As of February 2011, this blog has a new name and focus. The blog is highly personal, but I aspire to include elements of the universal in every post. I would love to have your comments on the reflections I share here.

Through January 2011, the blog was titled “Quotesqueen’s Weblog.” Over many years, I have collected, and continue to collect, quotations that speak to me.  I began this blog in August of 2007 to share them and also to have a writing (and feeling and thinking) practice. (Oh, btw, I feel the need to say that “quotesqueen” was chosen solely for its alliterative property, and not to say anything about my humility or lack thereof. 🙂  For a full appreciation of the irony of this statement, see my post on What Others Think).

About Me:
Married (to the same man!) 37 years and have lived in the mountains of north Georgia for the last 19 years. I grew up near the beach, so I sometimes crave the wide expanse and rolling waves of the sea.

Favorite poets: David Whyte, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, Billy Collins. (Suggest others!) Nonfiction reading includes books on writing and creativity (see Writers on Writing for some of my favorite titles), Buddhism and mindfulness, creative essays, memoirs, and whatever subject has captured my imagination at the moment.

I love “Americana” music and some country, rock and folk (some favorite artists are Iris DeMent, Willie Nile, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Kelly Willis, Bap Kennedy, Delbert McClinton, and of course Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.)  Thanks to Sam for reading about, listening to, and exposing me to these and other great artists.

I have been a librarian for 30 years and have recently retired.

People I've Been

12 Responses to About

  1. asqfish says:

    I am a quote- aholic too!

  2. ilovemint says:

    I’m glad I found this blog, I love quotes too and that’s a wonderful (and huge!) collection of quotes that you’ve got here! :]

  3. patpaulk says:

    I like it regardless of the lack thereof , or otherwise. Thanks for visiting!!

  4. Hey,

    I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. Its lovely- to read this about section- I’ve collected quotes for a long time too. I’ll certainly visit again.

    You may like to check out this blog which also collects quotes: http://wizdompath.wordpress.com/

    And please do feel most welcome at Don’t be sad

    Kind regards,

    Don’t be sad

  5. quotesqueen says:

    Thank you dontbesad!

  6. Laurel at Ninth Elegy says:

    I’m so impressed by your blog! I find myself wishing you lived here in the PNW because I’d love to have coffee sometime–as I see we’ve many literate interests in common. I’ll be adding you to my blogroll as well. Nice to hear some Emmy Lou, as well. I’ll be checking back! Laurel

  7. pauljimerson says:

    I am new to WordPress, and just happened upon your site, which I will spend more time with. I also collect quotes, and have a FileMaker database with over 10,000 gems I’ve collected over the years, on all sorts of subjects, heavy on the academic art, but including pop culture, jokes, etc. I’ve started to post some of my quotes under the label “quote unquote” on my blog, pauljimerson.blogspot.com.

  8. c says:

    Oh; your blog is so beautiful. Thank you.

  9. Mary Hirt says:

    please could you send me the rest of the poem -How big are you baby, why don’t you know? you are only so big and there is still room to grow”
    I do not hve a web site. email is the best I can handle.
    is there a cloth book with it in that I could buy?
    thank you

  10. purple says:

    Greetings & salutations, was tag surfing for something new to read and discovered your blog so I dropped by to peek. Enjoyed what I read and I will return again.

  11. Lyn says:

    Hey, purple, thanks for stopping by! I will be checking out poetry at your blog, too.

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