I like to think of myself as a child of the digital age. I was born alongside the home computer and came of age with the internet. Damnit, I could type before I could write!
There’s no arguing though, I am old fashioned about some stuff, most of them involving reading and writing. I have a Kindle, and I love it, mostly because it means I can get library books from the couch in my PJs. Yet, if I really love a book, I will be picking up a physical copy, no question. I also use the Kindle’s function to highlight text and store it digitally, in fact, I use it all the time. But yet again, if I really like a quote or know I’ll want access to regularly, it becomes important to handwrite it. I don’t know what kind of brain function is responsible for this, but they just feel more important and real if I handwrite them.
Hence my notebook. What started out as an impulse stationary purchase (these happen more often then I’d like to admit) quickly became my go-to landing pad for quotes. And not just quotes from books either. Any media is fair game, plus quotes from history, and things I hear people say (these get credited as ‘anonymous’).
For this week’s list, I’ve picked some of my favorites and used Adobe Spark to make those pretty quote pictures that you see on Instagram.
1. The Year of Pleasures
2. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
3. The Obelisk Gate
4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
6. Star Trek: TNG
7. Norse Mythology
10. A Man Called Ove
That’s it! The best of my quote-game. As usual, I always like hearing for you, so if you’ve got favorite quotes, leave them in the comments! As a bribe, I’ll even make you super cool images just like mine!