q may i link to your

  Q: May I link to your site?
Short A:  Yes.
Long A:  Of course you may link to me! You can use a text link to the homepage or any individual pages, or there are linking images if you prefer. Please note, however, that I do not participate in link exchanges.
Quote A:  “A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click.” ~Author Unknown

q how do i report an

  Q: How do I report an error?
Short A:  Please email me, see “How do I contact you?” below.
Quote A:  “It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit to forgive them for having witnessed your own.” ~Jessamyn West

q what are the rules for

  Q: What are the rules for using the quotes?
Short A: Sorry, there is no good short answer for this one. Quote with respect, use your best judgment, and read the long answer.
Long A:  The main goal of this site is to share quotations with the world, so of course, feel free to use some but with the following cautions in mind.

      My creative work of compiling and categorizing the quotes is copyrighted. However, the quotations themselves do not belong to me. If you are going to use a quote from this site, you will need to use your own best judgment.

      If you are planning to use a quote in a publication, commercial product, etc, you might need to request permission from the author or publishing company or do further research on the accuracy and origins of the quote. Unfortunately, I am unable to help with these decisions as I am not familiar with copyright laws.

      I do not have authority to grant permission on behalf of other authors. Hundreds of the quotes on my site I asked permission to use and when doing so was given approval for posting specifically on quotegarden.com and sometimes with various conditions, such as a hyperlink or copyright symbol.

      This is one of the reasons I am unable to allow my collection to be used elsewhere, such as a quotation database for mobile apps or other sites.

      I am also unable to grant permission to translate the quotes, as this would need to be routed through the authors or publishing companies as well.

      I therefore ask that you do not copy the entire site or large portions of it, as doing so would be a disrespect both to the authors and to me. Quotegarden.com an original compilation encompassing 25 years of very long hours, lost sleep, hard work, blood, sweat, tears, heart and soul.

      I make constant corrections and updates to the site, and I am passionate about maintaining it as a living, breathing online collection that is easily correctable and as up-to-date as possible.

      Please remember when quoting in general to attribute the original author or indicate when the author is unknown, and to always quote with respect. I, as well as authors around the world, thank you for this – you are a responsible quotizen!

      Lastly, if you use some quotes from here and would like to credit the site, feel free to do so – it is greatly appreciated but not required.
Quote A:  “I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers and nothing but the thread which binds them is my own.” ~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

q what is the history of

  Q: What is the history of The Quote Garden?
Short A:  Digging up quotes since 1987, online since 1998
Long A:  The Quote Garden began in 1987 when I was 13 years old and read The Scarlet Letter. As I was reading, I noticed some sentences that I really liked and wrote them in a spiral notebook as I went along. And that is where my passion for quotations began, with Mr Nathaniel Hawthorne. From then on I obsessively wrote down any short excerpts I liked from my readings and kept my collection on paper and later in WordStar for CP/M as well as turning my favorites into amateur mini-posters and taping them to my bedroom walls. In early 1998 I began sharing my collection with the world by starting a site on GeoCities and learning HTML. Both the site and my obsession for quotes grew quickly with this new platform for sharing. I moved to quotegarden.com in 2001 and continue to this very day maintaining the site by typing every quote and piece of code from scratch into Notepad, and carrying paper and pen with me everywhere I go in case I see anything quotable! Believe it or not, I have yet to finish placing my entire collection online, there are still thousands of quote-scribbled scraps of paper, torn-edged articles with highlighting, etc scattered all over the place which I will eventually get around to posting.
Quote A:  “There is a very fine line between ‘hobby’ and ‘mental illness’.” ~Dave Barry

q can i advertise on your

  Q: Can I advertise on your site?
Short A:  Yes, using Google AdWords.
Long A:  I only accept advertising through Google AdWords. Use an existing account or sign up at http://adwords.google.com. You can have your ads on this site and other sites within minutes.
Quote A:  “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” ~Steuart Henderson Britt