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Personal interest and curiosity, together with intense research work and manuscript writing in the last years have led me to assemble a very large collection of citations, proverbs and popular sayings. This collection, however is far from well organized--where do we find enough time for all our projects?...
The space stemming from this node has been reserved for sharing these citations with the friends who drop by and allow me the priviledge of their presence and time. There will be periodical additions to the inaugurating list below, as the original ever-growing quote collection is progressively organized.
It should be mentioned that the sources for the quotes that appear below have been the most varied possible. These sources range from literary and academic books and from a variety of publications and software specialized on quotations, to personal communications, e-mail and snail-mail correspondence, visited URLs, and general public knowledge. While collecting the citations, I have evidently been careful to write them down along with their authors, except in the very few cases no credit was given but the contents of the quote made it worth saving. My data makes no reference, however, to the most varied sources from where the quotes have been obtained.
Also relevant to mention is that contributions to this quote collection are most welcome and appreciated!
Within this context, a detail warrants special reference: you may be acknowledged here as the sender of whatever citation(s) you contribute with, as long as  you indicate that you wish public acknowledgment on the quotes page, and  the citation you are adding to the list finds no duplicate in the original collection that serves as source for this page.
It should also be mentioned, on the other hand, that whether or not your contribution remains anonymous, you shall most certainly receive a very warm thank-you by private mail.
In case you might have an addition on the tip of your fingers, here's a button that you can click in order to send me mail. Of course you are welcome to use the link below also to send me whatever comment/observation/query you may wish.
So, to start with, an assemblage of citations of all sorts follows shortly. Among these first quotes to be put up, there are a few favorites, as well as quotes that open chapters in my two manuscripts on human time, language and cognition (both to be released in the near future, as mentioned elsewhere, in this virtual home).
The citations appearing shortly have been quickly sorted out, some cited by heart. They follow no particular order (so far), except the order they have come to sight or mind. The quotes bearing some relation to time have been picked out, though, and placed in the section devoted to time.
As time goes by, the collection intended to be shared here will evidently start taking shape in a logical order. In addition, what now appears as a very long section will be broken up in interlinked, easy-to-scroll pages. For the time being, there are a number of return links placed on the left side menu, due to the length of the document. Though a lot shorter, the present page exhibits a sample of these links.
The citations, proverbs and popular sayings appearing here constitute but the tip of a huge iceberg, in view of the entire collection where they belong. Although there is much yet to do regarding the way these quotes are exhibited, I hope you can have an enjoyable time, as you muse your way through them!
The following links lead to this initial assemblage, as referred to above, and to information about a free Quote-A-Day mailing list, respectively. Before clicking on these links, though, you may be interested in reading a couple of related notes, standing right below the links. (For your convenience, a duplicate of the links appearing below is placed right at the end of these two notes.)
Note 1: The CNN site has put up a sequential assemblage of quotes named "millennium quotes". This link takes you to a linked index for every individual quotation and its respective window, on the CNN site.
Note 2: You might be interested in learning that the collection serving as source for the above quotes has so far been managed with a flexible and original program named Treepad. Due to the features available also in its freeware version, Treepad can be an invaluable asset not only for collectors, but just as well for students of whatever discipline, teachers, researchers, business people of all sorts, journalists, e-mailers, and anyone, in sum, who can profit from a relyable, flexible and easy to use database, whatever its purpose.