Food For Thought is an authoritative collection of quotations
that capture truth or epitomize lies, and provoke productive thought.
Food For Thought is a collection of quotations on myriad topics.
This quotation site is different from others on the internet: most quotations
include source information. I work hard to ensure that quotations are accurate
and are attributed to the true author. Read the caveat
for more information.
How to find quotations
Topics are sorted alphabetically. Browse quotations by topic by following
any of the links named A-Z, then follow a topic link, or browse the
topics page. Find quotations by a
particular person in the author
index. Longer excerpts and essays are in long.
Use the Food For Thought search tool to find specific text.
Search capability is limited (exact matches only, Boolean logic not
supported), and can be slow (searching all the records may take a minute
or two). Up to fifty quotations are displayed per page; if more than fifty
quotations match, follow the "More" link to display the next fifty matches.
How are quotations organized?
Within topics, quotations are ordered by the author's birth year, then
alphabetically by last name.
Old- and New-Testament passages are placed as if dated 0 BC/AD 0. Other texts
are placed by date of creation. Undated texts are placed at the end of a topic
section, as are quotations with 'anonymous' and 'unknown' sources, and those
by authors with unknown birth year.
When quotations are added (or old ones corrected), pages in the main
collection are updated. The latest site changes are described on the
updates page. The most recently added and corrected
quotations also can be found in new.
The biography pages list name, nationality,
profession, and birth/death year for most people quoted in FFT,
and many more people not in FFT.
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I run a Yahoo! group called Non-Sequitur of the Day,
where I occasionally post interesting quotations. I will also post a
notice when I make changes or updates to FFT. Visit
NSOTD to join.
These quotations are bogus, fabricated,
doubtful, or paraphrased.
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