The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
BrainyQuote is the world's largest quotation site. We educate and entertain audiences of all ages with family-friendly quotations from history's most prominent figures through to today's newsmakers - famous celebrities, athletes, politicians, authors, and everything in between. We are passionate about quotes, and on a mission to share our knowledge with the world.
Persevere and get it done.
George Allen, Sr.
Originally published in 2001, BrainyQuote is one of the oldest and most established quotation sites on the web. Our site was built from scratch into the behemoth it is today. In the beginning, we used library books to enter famous quotations by hand. Armed with eyedrops and comfy wrist-rests at our computers, we typed, and typed, and typed! Today, you can enjoy the fruits of our labors; we are a shining example of the little engine that could.
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges
We believe access to the spoken word gives us a unique glimpse into the historic, political and cultural history of the world we share. Further, we believe that inherent in these quotations lies the essence of the individuals we have quoted; their interests, belief system, comments and ideas are captured in time to benefit our generation and the next.
Why Use BrainyQuote?
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
BrainyQuote provides an all-access pass to the world of quotations. Our quotations database is the largest on the web, and getting bigger every day. Whether it's a great quote for a birthday card, love letter, research paper or just for fun, BrainyQuote makes it easy to find great quotes. We have a treasure trove of historic, political, culturally relevant quotations available on our site, in our RSS feeds, on Facebook and on Twitter. BrainyQuote has its finger on the pulse of world events - selecting the latest quotes by today's movers and shakers. Our curated quote collections contain the 'best of the best' quotes in each of our topics, and our Quote of the Day page and RSS feeds provide food for thought with a unique brainyquote, nature, funny, art and love quote to enjoy on our site, your site, or your blog.
Who Uses BrainyQuote?
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
BrainyQuote has something for everyone. Every minute thousands of people across the globe find great quotes on BrainyQuote and our social networks on
. We attract educators, students, writers, journalists, researchers, media professionals and quote-lovers of all ages.
The Human Touch
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
John F. Kennedy
BrainyQuote hand-selects quotes for publication on our site, in our RSS feeds, on Facebook and on Twitter. Our intelligent and discerning curators select quotations and develop quote collections to inspire, motivate and entertain our highly-educated audience. Some quotes have historical, political or cultural relevance, while others are just for fun. The quotes we select are intentional, and designed to create a rewarding BrainyQuote experience.
Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
BrainyQuote is free service, supported by ad revenue generated from ads appearing on our site. Our advertising team works with credible advertisers and high-quality ad networks. We make sure the ads shown on our site are family-friendly, and we limit invasive and intrusive advertising because we value our audience, and want everyone to
People Talk, BrainyQuote Listens
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
BrainyQuote knows that every second of the day, important people have something to say. Our dedicated staff captures new quotes by reading articles, interviews and editorials from newsworthy publications and magazines across the globe. We source quotes from a wide array of authors, and enjoy learning about new people. If a noteworthy individual is missing from our site, let us know. We welcome your
100% Real People
The authentic self is the soul made visible.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
When you search the pages of BrainyQuote, you will find quotations spoken by real people - not characters from popular plays, books or movies. If you discover an author who is a character, and not a real human being, let us know and we will make the correction.
Brainy, or Not!
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
E. B. White
Our quotations and quote collections have motivated, inspired and informed millions, but not all of our quotes are 'brainy'. We include 'non-brainy' quotes because they entertain or add to our cultural conversation. While they may be neither intelligent, amusing or otherwise clever, the person quoted had something to say that mattered to them - and for this reason, their words matter to us. If Jennifer Aniston speaks about something as inane as her hair, we find this culturally relevant: the actress is famous for her seeming inability to have a bad hair day.
Join The Conversation
By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent.
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BrainyQuote To Go
I like to keep mobile. It keeps my mind awake.
Not at your desktop? No problem! BrainyQuote is mobile, and we know you are too. Our mobile format makes it easy to view, search and share famous quotations from your smartphone while on the go. Search and bookmark our site to enjoy BrainyQuote Mobile from anyplace, anytime, anywhere. Every single author and quote on BrainyQuote.com is on our mobile site, so you won't miss a thing! You never know when you need a good quote, and BrainyQuote is at the ready. So... while we do not endorse or condone this activity, the next time you're out riding your bike while drinking a chocolate milkshake, and are suddenly inspired to read quotes on diet and fitness, BrainyQuote will meet your every need.
Amazing Quote Pictures
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
What makes quotes even better? Quotes with pictures! BrainyQuote has a spectacular collection of photographs expertly matched to famous quotations. Visit our
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Quest For Perfection
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
William Ellery Channing
At BrainyQuote, the quality and accuracy of our content is our top priority. We appreciate your comments and patience should you find an erorr has slipped through the cracks. Simply let us know, and we'll fix things in a jiffy.
Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Regular use of BrainyQuote stimulates the mind and effectively increases one's IQ. Conversely, recent studies show time spent on copycat quotation sites leads to a loss of IQ points. There is only one BrainyQuote!