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