The Quote Garden
 “I dig old books.”
 Est. 1998


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The Quote Garden
Website Timeline & News

2019 January 29th: Moved Inkpots & Daydreams (journal blog) from to Slowly but surely adding new content and transferring old entries.

2018 August 26th: Phase 1 of The Quote Garden mobile redesign is live! Finally. Will update and transfer content over time. This part will take a while because I'm researching quotation accuracy and reorganizing as I go along. Basically redoing 32 years of work — a huge project!

2018 August 3rd: Mobile redesign third attempt. Fingers crossed.

2018 February 21st: Quit Pinterest. It's just not the same fun, useful place anymore.

2017 July 14th: Joined Instagram, @terriguillemets. Thanks, Matt Cooper.

2017 April 15th: Mobile redesign second attempt. Seven days in, another major delay. Life 2, website 0. To restart at future date.

2016 March 3rd: Joined LibraryThing, @terriguillemets.

2015 April 13th: Started a new blog — Inkpots & Daydreams — where I can post my journal entries and poetry. By long-time request of visitors who would like to have access to my writings all in one place. Will add content over time.

2015 February 11th: Started work on a mobile-friendly redesign of The Quote Garden. After a couple of months, a fail & delay, unfortunately. To restart at future date.

2014 October 11th: Discontinued create your own quote contests on Twitter. It was fun, but unfortunately I barely get any entries anymore.

2014 June 15th: Got back into blackout poetry thanks to Pinterest; haven't done it since junior high school.

2014 May 1st: Joined Pinterest, @guillemets. Thanks, Kae.

2014 March 31st: Began research for a mobile-friendly redesign of The Quote Garden.

2014 January 12th: Stopped accepting quotation submissions from visitors. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to keep up with it. Actually, I never really did have enough time but finally gave in and put out the official stop.

2012 December 31st: Changed themed site images from colored insects and butterflies to colorful quotation marks.

2012 March 4th: Setup page, @terriguillemets.

2010 September 26th: Joined Tumblr, @quotegarden-terri.

2009 July 6th: Started doing create your own quote contests on Twitter.

2009 June 5th: Joined Flickr, @quotegarden.

2009 April 12th: Began The Quote Garden Blog, at

2009 March 12th: Joined Twitter, @quotegarden. Thanks, Colleen.

2008 October 31st: Vic Fleming outed me as creator of The Quote Garden. Well, so much for staying behind the scenes. I'll look at it as a blessing in disguise.

2007 May 3rd: Read my first book from Google Book Search! Google is digitizing old public domain books and making them available to one and all. How exciting! My first read is Guesses at Truth by Two Brothers from 1827, and I am hooked. They even have a 217-page quotation compilation from 1896. Will be back for more old treasures!

2006 November 1st: Moved QuoteHug from subsite of The Quote Garden to its own domain,

2005 August 6th: Removed Dock & Thistle site. Plan is to focus on The Quote Garden and use all the quotes there instead. Too time-consuming to maintain multiple sites.

2004 October 22nd: Due to increased site traffic and the ever-increasing costs of web hosting, etc., I can no longer support the site via donations alone. Began placing advertising on the site after nearly 3 years of being ad‑free on my own (for the first three and a half years, GeoCities had ads on their sites with the free hosting option — I neither shared in revenue nor had to pay for hosting, so those first years were financially a wash). I hate to do it, but I'd rather give in to ads than to close the site altogether. I've been running it at a loss since September 2001 when I had to get paid hosting. I have stopped accepting donations now. I sure hope this doesn't put me in the Universe's long list of people who sold their souls. But as a former boss of mine used to say, "I have an addiction to groceries."

2004 October 19th: Removed PicoSearch site search.

2004 September 25th: Found out that my great-grandmother Amy collected inspirational quotations and verses in a notebook during the early to mid-1900s. Perhaps this is genetic.

2004 September 1st: Awww! My first in-print personal quotation was published, in Baby Unique, a book by David Ellwand (Templar Publishing). "It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into."

2004 May 16th: Final Daily Harvest email. Cannot continue; spam blocking has become too much of an issue. But I will continue to post it at the top of the homepage every day.

2004 February 15th: Added Google site search.

2003 November 27th: Redesigned The Quote Garden to leaves, grass, and colorful insects design. Removed custom images from each topic and page, changed to a standard design for all pages. Site maintenance has become too burdensome, navigation needs to be easier for visitors, and bandwidth is becoming an issue.

2003 February 1st: The website's first in-print reference! is mentioned in the February 2003 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

2002 December 24th: Began The Quote Garden Daily Harvest free quote of the day email service.

2002 December 21st: Added PayPal as an option for donating to The Quote Garden to assist with hosting costs.

2002 October 18th: Added "Daily Harvest" quote of the day section to The Quote Garden homepage.

2002 September 9th: Added "Hot Topics" section to The Quote Garden homepage to showcase the most popular pages.

2002 May 31st: Created Quotable Tattoo, a photo gallery of visitor-submitted tattoos that are based on or inspired by quotations.

2002 April 21st: Created Dock & Thistle, a small subsite of my personal favorite quotations.

2001 December 26th: Due to the increasing costs of maintaining the site, a page was added to accept online donations via's Honor System.

2001 September 29th: Moved The Quote Garden from GeoCities to my own domain, Thanks so much to Molly (QuoteMeOnIt), Mike (, and Steve (Grand Slam Computing) for your help and advice! Added PicoSearch site search.

2000 May 18th: Created QuoteHug on GeoCities, for the inspirational warm and fuzzy quotations, at Merged Quotations That Make a Statement and Quoterrific! into The Quote Garden, at

2000 April 15th: Created Quoterrific! on GeoCities for the offbeat quotations, at

1999 December 17th: Remodeled Quotations That Make a Statement to beige textured background design with daisies.

1998 March 18th: Created Quotations That Make a Statement on GeoCities at Homemade green marbled design with a Hotmail email address.

1986 October 27th: Wrote The Scarlet Letter essay for English class, harvesting my first set of literary quotations. The obsession begins!

Copyrights & Sites by Date

“Quotations will tell the full measure of meaning,
if you have enough of them.”  -James Murray

  • Terri's Collection of Quotations (a.k.a. Hawthorne's List) 1986–1998
  • Quotations, Philosophy, and Life © 1998–2000
  • Quotations That Make a Statement © 1998–2000
  • The Quote Garden © 2000–present
  • Quoterrific! © 2000
  • QuoteHug © 2000–present
  • Spirit Sans Nonsense © 2000–2005
  • Quote It Forward © 2000–present
  •, 2001–present
  • Dock & Thistle © 2002–2005
  • Quotable Tattoo © 2002–present
  • The Quote Garden Daily Harvest © 2002–present
  •, 2006–present
  •, 2007–present
  •, 2010–present
  • Inkpots & Daydreams © 2015–present

Trademark Notices

  • "The Quote Garden" name is a trademark of Terri Guillemets, first public use and first public use online 2000 May 18th. Renamed from "Quotations That Make a Statement" first published 1998 March 18th.
  • The "QuoteHug" name is a trademark of Terri Guillemets, first public use and first public use online 2000 May 18th.
  • The "Quotable Tattoo" name is a trademark of Terri Guillemets, first public use and first public use online 2002 May 31st.
  • "The Quote Garden Daily Harvest" is a trademark of Terri Guillemets, first public use and first public use online 2002 October 18th.
  • The "I dig old books" slogan is a trademark of Terri Guillemets, first offline use 2007 May 3rd, first online use 2015 June 28th.
  • "Inkpots & Daydreams" is a trademark of Terri Guillemets, first offline use 2010 March 1st, first online use 2015 April 13th.

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