What is Quotables?

Quotables is where quotes live online. It helps you organise quotes you love. It’s also a place to discover and share great quotations.

The best way to learn about Quotables is to look around. Explore by searching for keywords, authors or tags in the search box next to the Quotables logo or browse today’s most loved quotables and popular tags.

Sign up to submit a quote, organise your quotes into lists or save favourite quotes to your ‘Loved List’.

What are the rules for using Quotables?

  1. Anyone can submit, organise and ‘love’ quotes, simply by signing up (it takes about 30 seconds). Users who aren’t logged in are welcome to search for and browse all the quotes on the site.
  2. Submitted quotes can’t be longer than 75 words. Brevity is the soul of wit.
  3. Play nice. Quotes that are deemed offensive, or those containing profanities, aren’t allowed. Users can flag a quote as inappropriate and the issue will be investigated by the site moderators. We will remove any quote that violates these terms.
  4. Have fun! We want you to have a brilliant time discovering and sharing quotes that expand your horizons or knock your socks off.

Our terms and conditions are here.

How can I discover great quotes on Quotables?

Quotables makes finding quotes you'll love really easy:

  1. The simplest way to look for quotes is to use the search box at the top of every page - just enter the search terms you're interested in, hit return or click the magnifying glass, and you're off!
  2. You can also narrow down your search results by selecting a specific area to search in the drop-down menu next to the search box - you can search by keyword, author, tag or source.
  3. A great way of viewing hot topics and interesting subjects is to view our Popular Tags page.
  4. You can click on every author and source you see on Quotables to see more quotes relating to them. Every tag, author and source page can also be sorted by 'Most Loved', so you can see at a glance what the most popular quotes are.

How can I save quotes on Quotables?

One of the great things about Quotables is how easy it is to save all your favourite quotes in one place - so you never have to worry about quotes disappearing in tweets, or word docs getting lost.

  1. The easiest way to save a quote you see on Quotables is just to 'love' it. Click the red heart you'll see next to every quote and it will automatically be added to your Loved List. You can navigate to your Loved List by clicking on 'My Quotables' in the drop-down section in the top right of the navigation bar on every page.
  2. If you want to save a quote that isn't on Quotables already, simply submit it to the site by clicking on the 'Submit Quote' button in the top right corner of the navigation bar. You just need to fill in the quote and author information fields, and you can easily add source and contextual information if you have it. Tagging your quote makes it easier for other quote lovers to find it on Quotables.
  3. A really simple way of submitting quotes you find online is by using the handy Quotables bookmarklet. Simply drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar. If you see a quote you like, just highlight it and click "Quote This" in your bookmark bar. Get the bookmarklet here.

  4. Lists are a great way to organise quotes in useful ways. Just click 'Lists' on the left-hand side of any quote to create a new list and add a quote to it. Lists can then be viewed in your 'My Quotables' section, which you can reach by selecting the drop-down section in the top right of the navigation bar.

How can I share quotes on Quotables?

Quotables aims to make quotes social. We know lots of you already love sharing quotes on Facebook and Twitter, and we want to make sharing those great quotes you stumble upon on Quotables as easy as pie:

  1. You can easily share any quote on Quotables via Facebook or Twitter, simply by clicking the share icon (those three connected dots) on the right-hand side of every quote page and selecting 'Share on Facebook' or 'Share on Twitter'.
  2. On list pages (search results, tag, author or source pages), the share icon is on the left-hand side of the quote, underneath the heart.
  3. You'll need to be signed into Facebook or Twitter, but you don't need to be a Quotables member - anyone can share!

I love quotes but I’ve already got a quotations dictionary, why would I use Quotables?

We love quotations too. We’ve scribbled them on post-its, jotted them in notebooks, learned them by heart, highlighted them in books, shared them on Twitter and Facebook, tried to pass them off as our own in conversations, worn them on t-shirts… But we’ve always wanted to find somewhere we could keep them in one place, where they wouldn’t be lost or forgotten. We looked hard, but none of the resources available online offered everything we thought a quotation site should have. Quotables aims to fill that gap: we hope you’ll find it useful.

Traditional book-shaped quotation dictionaries are always going to be limited in the amount of quotes they can hold (so that we feeble humans can, you know, pick them up). Quotables is an ever-growing resource generated by quote lovers. So if you see any glaring omissions, please feel free to remedy that gap.

Where can I find the Quotables bookmarklet?

The Quotables bookmarklet is a great way of easily saving quotes you find online to Quotables.

You can get the bookmarklet here. Simply drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar. If you see a quote you like, just highlight it and click "Quote This" in your bookmark bar. You can then easily view the quote on Quotables, add tags and more info, or just keep browsing online!

What makes Quotables different from other quotes websites?

We see three factors that set Quotables apart:

1. Improvable

As Wikipedia has shown, it is powerful to have a structure where everything can be edited, refined and improved by the community.

2. Hierarchical

All users can show which quotes they love. This enables the best and most appropriate quotations for any tag, author or source to rise to prominence.

3. Annotatable

Anyone can add notes to a quotation, so that often there will be background information for an individual quotation – what the original context was, where it’s been used, how it’s been interpreted, etc.

I have a copyright query...

We try hard to ensure that none of the quotes posted on Quotables infringe copyright. If however you believe your rights have been infringed in some way (e.g breach of copyright or you have been defamed), please contact us immediately at hello@quotabl.es so that we can take action. More information on our complaints policy is available here.

I have a problem…

We're here to help! Get in touch at help@quotabl.es. We'll look into your issue as soon as possible.

I have a suggestion...

Quotables is in beta. We are actively looking to improve just about everything. Your suggestions can make us awesome. Breakfast is the feedback of champions. Email hello@quotabl.es.