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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
STOP AMERICAN INTERNET CENSORSHIP! The US Congress is considering two bills that will threaten this site and most others you enjoy. Please learn about the issue and take action.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
We are now posting our site updates at The Quotations Weblog. You'll also find daily writings about quotations and other topics there - check it out!
Saturday, March 05, 2005
We have successfully moved this site to a new server. The forum is back up, and everything should be back to normal. Please let us know if the site does not work as expected.
Monday, January 17, 2005
The US celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. day today. King's actual birthday was January 15th. Read our Martin Luther King Jr. quotations or visit The King Center to find out more about Dr. King and how you can help further his philosophy.
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
If you have money to spare this holiday season, please do what you can for the relief efforts in the wake of the tsunami and earthquake in Asia and India. Donations are being accepted by the American Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent, Oxfam (US), Oxfam (UK), and Mercy Corps.
Thursday, December 02, 2004
10 Years of Quotations: The Quotations Page is celebrating its 10-year anniversary! (We first went online in November 1994.) Read more about the history of this site here. We couldn't have lasted this long without our loyal visitors, so thanks as always for your support. I've also made some minor changes to the site design today, so reload your browser if things look strange. More exciting new features are coming by the end of the year. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments.
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
A quick note: It's election day in the US. If you're a registered voter, get out and vote! Remember, democracy only works if you participate in it.
Monday, October 11, 2004
New Feature: Store up to 50 of your favorite quotations from this site on Your Quotations Page! This feature requires you to be logged in as a member. Register here and read the announcement in the forum. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
I've made some more changes to the site. You may need to reload each page you've already viewed today to see the correct version. The biggest change is that each quotation now has its own page, so you can link to a favorite quote, and we can add notes to a quote. Here's an example. Click on a quotation on any page, or use the icons next to it, to display its page. You can also email a quotation to a friend (or yourself) from the form on that page. Use the envelope icon next to any quote to reach the email form.
Sunday, July 25, 2004
I've made some changes to the site layout and code to make things work better. (You may need to reload your browser to see the correct version.) The most obvious change is that the quotes by author and by subject show 30 quotations per page instead of 10. Let me know if anything isn't working, or if you're unhappy with any of the changes. Stay tuned for some more dramatic and useful changes in the near future!
Thursday, July 01, 2004
We've been overwhelmed with advertisers for a while, so I'm ending the $5.00 special price. Text ads are now back to $10.00 per 10,000 views. If you're a current advertiser, I'll let you renew your ad at the old price for the next 60 days. Contact us if you have any questions.
Sunday, June 06, 2004
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Veteran actor and writer Peter Ustinov died Monday. If you've come here looking for quotations from Ustinov, we've just updated our page here. We also encourage you to honor his memory by supporting UNICEF, where he served as Goodwill Ambassador for many years.
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
We've been adding quotations regularly over the last few months, and we've reached a milestone: there are now over 20,000 quotations in the database. Stay tuned for more changes to the site in the next few months.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
I've started yet another site that has nothing to do with quotations: The Gadgets Page will publish reviews and articles about camcorders, cameras, computers, and other high-tech gadgets.
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, 75 years ago today. On Monday the 19th, the US celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For a tiny sample of his thoughts and accomplishments, read our 22 quotes from Dr. King. His legacy lives on at The King Center and The Civil Rights Coalition.
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Monday, December 15, 2003
I have simplified the Quotes by Author section: now the entire list of authors for each letter of the alphabet appears on a single page. While this makes some of the pages large - i.e. S and B - at least you don't have to click "Next Page" ten times to get to certain author names. Please let me know if anything doesn't work, and let me know whether you think it's an improvement.
Monday, October 13, 2003
Webmasters: I just launched a new site, Website Workshop, with articles on Web development and business topics. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Thursday, September 04, 2003
Laura has added over 200 quotations to her collection in the last two months, and 123 more today, for a total of over 2500. Watch for them in the Motivational Quotes of the Day in the coming weeks.
Friday, August 01, 2003
We have successfully moved the site to a new server, which should dramatically speed things up. The forum was down briefly, but everything else should have been up the entire time. Let us know if anything isn't working as it should. Stay tuned for some major new features now that we have the server capacity for them.
Thursday, June 12, 2003
We are making some minor cosmetic changes to the site today. Let us know if anything isn't working as it should.
Thursday, April 24, 2003
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
The text ad special has been suspended - we were selling more than we have room for! The price has returned to the still-reasonable $10 per 10,000 views. We'll run another special as soon as we have room for extra ads - stay tuned.
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Webmasters: We're having a special on our text ads for the next month or so: Half price - only $5.00 for 10,000 views. Now's the perfect time to try an ad! buy one now! Ouch. I'm starting to sound like a salesman. I'm going to go rinse my mouth out with soap.
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
I made some revisions to the Links pages, mostly removing some old links that no longer went anywhere. If you have a quotations site or something related and we aren't linking to you, feel free to contribute your link.
Friday, March 07, 2003
The site was down for 2-3 hours today due to a network issue beyond our control. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Monday, February 24, 2003
I'm pleased to announce the official opening of our new sister site, The Literature Page. You can read entire books, plays, stories, poems, and other works (100 so far) from many of the same authors you'll find quoted here. Please Check it out and let us know what you think!
Friday, February 14, 2003
Friday, February 14, 2003
We had a couple of hours of downtime yesterday due to a power outage. Sorry for the trouble.
Monday, January 20, 2003
Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Happy holidays to everyone from The Quotations Page! In honor of the season we've added a new subject, Giving, to our subject pages. Don't forget the existing subjects Charity, Gratitude, Peace, and of course Food.
Thursday, December 19, 2002
New subjects on our Quotes by Subject page: Justice, Simplicity, Grief, Relaxation, Chance, Teaching, Laws, Optimism, Cynicism, Economics, Gossip, Secrets, Listening, Civilization, Experience, and Equality.
Monday, December 16, 2002
Sunday, November 24, 2002
We've added over 900 new quotations to the Classic Quotes collection, from a collection contributed by Peter K. Jones. Thanks, Peter!
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
I've added 160 quotations to my collection. Most came from a file generously contributed by Todd Garber a few months ago. Thanks, Todd!
Wednesday, November 06, 2002
New sponsor: Amazing Grace's Eclectic Quotation Collection: 94,000 quotations, proverbs. etc. by people of all philosophies, ages and cultures. Over 10,000 authors, 1600 categories. Available on CD-ROM in popular word processing formats. Check it out!
Tuesday, November 05, 2002
The Quotations Page is getting more visitors than ever before. Our server wasn't entirely prepared for this and has had some problems over the last few days - we apologize for the brief downtimes. I've made some changes that should speed things up for everyone and prevent future trouble, with any luck.
Friday, September 27, 2002
Friday, June 28, 2002
Monday, June 03, 2002
Monday, May 27, 2002
Don't forget that you can include our Quotes of the Day or Motivational Quotes of the Day on your own Web page! Find out more here.
Thursday, May 16, 2002
Saturday, May 11, 2002
Wednesday, May 08, 2002
I've added 100 new quotations to my (Michael Moncur's) collection. Even more additions are coming soon.
Thursday, April 11, 2002
Laura has added 140 new quotations to the Motivational Quotes collection - stay tuned for additions to the other collections soon.
Wednesday, April 03, 2002
We've had to rebuild our forum from scratch using different software. The new forum has lots of great new features, but you'll need to register again to use it. Sorry for the trouble.
Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Sunday, January 13, 2002
Thursday, January 10, 2002
Looking for other quality quotation sites? Be sure to check out the new Top 50 Quality Quotation Resources list.
Saturday, January 05, 2002
You can now include a form to search our quotations within your own site. See this page for details.
Thursday, December 20, 2001
We are in the process of moving this site to a new server. You will see a temporary URL during the move, but keep your bookmarks set to the site's permanent address: http://www.quotationspage.com/.
Friday, October 26, 2001
Monday, September 17, 2001
Here are more ways to support those affected by the current US crisis. You can donate to the Red Cross through Amazon, Paypal, or Yahoo. Yahoo also accepts donations for the NY Firefighters' Fund and Save the Children. AOL is accepting donations for several different charities through helping.org. Please do whatever you can to help.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Considering the current US crisis, I've removed the donation links from these pages. If you have money to spare, please donate to the American Red Cross or your local chapter instead. Please see their site for information about donating blood as well.
Monday, September 03, 2001
Something went wrong with the forum in the last day or two. I had to restore a backup from the morning of 9/1/2001 to resolve this, so if you posted any messages since the first you'll have to repost. Apologies for the trouble.
Tuesday, August 21, 2001
In our continuing battle to pay the Web hosting bills, we're experimenting with some new advertising providers. Please let us know if any ad offends or annoys you and we'll get rid of it. We don't want to drive our valuable visitors away...
Sunday, April 15, 2001
Got a Web page? Now you can include our quotations on your page for free! Both the Quotes of the Day and Motivational Quotes of the Day are available.
Friday, April 06, 2001
Saturday, March 03, 2001
We've made our first $100 in donations through Amazon.com, and we've also received a few PayPal donations. Thanks to everyone for the support! I owe you 200 new quotations, which will be added to my collection by the 15th of March.
Tuesday, February 06, 2001
We've joined a growing number of sites that support Amazon.com's Honor System payment program. If you like this site, it's easy to make a small donation to help us keep it running. Read More...
Tuesday, January 23, 2001
We'd like to welcome our newest sponsor, MyWordaDay.com. Check out their great site and mailing list. Also, we're #1 at the Top 10 list - thanks for everyone's support.
Thursday, January 18, 2001
The Quotations Page is up to #2 for this month on the Top 10 list. Thanks to everyone for your support.
Tuesday, January 09, 2001
Blast from the past: Here's an archived copy of what The Quotations Page looked like about 6 years ago, in December 1994. (The site first went up a couple of months before.) Of course, none of the links on the page will work. :)
Monday, January 08, 2001
I've changed the navigation options to the left to text instead of graphics. They should work the same, and load faster. It may not be as pretty, but we need to conserve bandwidth, since we're not making as much money on advertising as we used to. Speaking of which, if you have a Web site, you can advertise it here cheap.
Tuesday, January 02, 2001
Happy new year! I am still working on the author biographies but should be done within a week or two. Thanks to everyone who voted for us at the Top 10 page - we're now #8 and rising.
Sunday, December 10, 2000
Wednesday, December 06, 2000
We've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes the last few days, mostly correcting quotations and authors in the database. This is in preparation for two major improvements: (1) An index by authors' names, and (2) biographical information for most authors. Both will be done before the end of the year.
Saturday, December 02, 2000
I noticed we're not on the list at the Top 10 Famous Quotes Pages site. Let's see how fast we can trounce the other pages. Vote for us here or use the link on the left.
Saturday, November 18, 2000
Our mailing list provider (Topica) has had some problems recently, and the QOTD and MQOTD mailings have been late. The problem is now fixed and you should be receiving daily quotes as usual.
Sunday, November 12, 2000
We had some email problems on Thursday and Friday due to a server move. We apologize to anyone who was unable to reach us. Everything is working now.
Saturday, October 14, 2000
We are pleased to announce that, as of today, our Quotes of the Day mailing list has passed the 10,000 subscriber mark! To join the crowd, visit our mailing lists page.
Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Announcing our new Classic Quotes collection - now available from the Search and Random pages. Currently about 900 quotations, focusing on the quotes most frequently quoted or requested. Many more coming soon.
Friday, September 22, 2000
Major addition: announcing Rand Lindsly's quotation collection, available now from the Search and Random pages. Includes about 3000 quotations. Included by permission. The Contributed Quotations are also available now.
Friday, September 22, 2000
The 20th Century Quotations, alt.quotations Archives, and Quotations by Women collections have been grouped as "Internet Collections" on the Search page.
Wednesday, September 20, 2000
I've replaced the external (LinkBank) links page with an internal, homemade version. This should respond a bit faster and looks a bit better, but is otherwise identical. Please Let us know if it behaves strangely or if any links are missing. (This is not the major addition I was talking about. It's coming tomorrow.)
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
I've added about 200 quotations to the Michael Moncur collection (the source of the Quotes of the Day). Stay tuned for a major addition in the next day or two.
Thursday, September 14, 2000
If you are seeing this page for the first time, welcome! This is the new site for The Quotations Page, and the old site has been redirected here. All of the pages you're familiar with are still available from the navigation bar on the left. Please change your bookmarks to the new permanent URL.
Sunday, August 27, 2000
I am in the process of implementing a new layout on the pages which looks nearly identical, but eliminates some unnecessary download time and eliminates the annoying horizontal scroll bars. Please leave a note if you experience any browser errors or if anything looks strange.
Thursday, August 24, 2000
This is now the official site for The Quotations Page. The old page will be available until September 15th. Please contact us if you have trouble with the new site, so we can resolve the problem before September 15th.
Monday, August 14, 2000
This site has been in development for nearly a year, and we hope you enjoy it. Please try everything, and Let us know if you run into any problems, or if you have comments or suggestions. Stay tuned for the latest updates here.
Sunday, November 14, 1999
Welcome to the new Quotations Page. This new version is still in the beta stage; be sure to visit The original Quotations Page until the new version is complete.