• Essays

    Finding the right quote

    “In quoting others, we cite ourselves.”  ~Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds My quote journals / Cindy La Ferle In my freshman year of college, I started copying favorite passages from books and magazines into a Gwen Frostic journal. Attempting to practice my best handwriting, I penned the quotations with a set of fine-point markers I’d purchased from the campus bookstore. While I didn’t realize it at the time, the quotes I chose often reflected a personal issue I’d been trying to sort out, or validated a belief I’d hoped to strengthen. That was back in the early 1970s — years before we had personal computers.I’ve been collecting quotations ever…