"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet."
Have you ever seen the movie Clueless? Aside from intensely cool fact that the movie is based on Jane Austen’s Emma, I love the movie for one particular scene. You remember it…the closet! Check it out at exactly 20 seconds in on this Clueless trailer:
What girl has not fantasized about owning her very own motorized rack of seemingly endless stylish, flattering clothes that zoom by at the touch of a button? I’m more full-fledged frump than fashionista, and even I have dreamed of my assorted T-Shirts, sweats and mom-jeans totally rocking those racks!
Well, I may not have the motorized closet of clothes, but I do have a fabulous closet of other people’s enlightening ideas and wisdom!
I can’t really remember when I discovered that I was in love with quotes. But ever since that day, I’ve been dutifully shopping around for every quip, word of wisdom, and thought-provoking morsel I could collect and hang on my racks. Literally hundreds of typed pages of quotes sit in my proverbial closet. I often look at them, ponder on them, and put them on for size. On occasion, I have tried to share them in conversation, but my clumsy delivery has left me feeling like I went out in public wearing ill-fitting rags.
But just like that perfect outfit that wasn’t made to be admired in the closet, the consummate quote collection just begs to be shared…properly!