I carefully assembled this large database of quotes over the course of several years, and built a unique interface which allows searching and filtering of the database in various ways described below.
The database contains quotes from more than 600 sources, most with a short biography and picture. Use the alphabet navigation above to browse the sources.
Search the database using a word or short phrase in the form below.
It's best to start with a single word, and see what results you get.
Based on the results, refine your choice of word or phrase.
You can then further refine the results to show only quotes of a certain length, level of seriousness (the "gravity" setting), level of diction, and intellectual level.
In addition, you can confine the results only to sources within specific time periods.