Something About Quotes. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


Something About Quotes. . .


I have long enjoyed quotes.  Reading them.  Being inspired by them.  Learning from them.  Wondering about them.  Nodding my head with them.  Disagreeing at times too. 


On ActiveRain, I like quotes as they take center stage or are included as part of a post.  They will catch my attention for those reasons and many more.  I wonder about the thoughts of others on many topics, so that’s the direction I am taking today as I have found quotes on the subject of quotation.   Of course, as you might expect, what I have found is diverse.


Typically thought-provoking.   Sometimes clever or an unexpected twist.  Occasionally snarky(I wonder if that was the intention or could it be something else?).  I especially like it when there is the possibility of multiple interpretations - by me at different times and with different circumstances as well as by others as they express their reaction. Here are some:


Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are other someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.  

Oscar Wilde


Quotation:  n.  The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.   

Ambrose Bierce

An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over 

the whole sentence.  

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of the ages, 

may be preserved by quotation.  

Isaac D’Israeli 

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by 

someone recognized wiser than oneself.  

Marlene Dietrich


May the wondering continue. . .  As if you had any doubt. 




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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (30)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs hi again, Michael... for me that is the mark of a good quote... the words stand the test of time and big changes in culture and society.

May 30, 2021 06:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Grant Schneider - that happens to me.  Often.


Brian England - I can understand that but sometimes I find I can find out a bit more about the choices of quotes one chooses.  Especially over time as I read those they select.


Ed Silva - deliberate?  Who me?  Go ahead, have a second cup.


Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog - I took a second look and then a third, I still don't see it.  You must be hungry.


Joan Cox - sure.  I am glad to hear you enjoyed them.  



May 30, 2021 06:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is another one of your thought provoking quotes.  Oscar Wilde's quote reminds of "Mini Me".  Marlena Dietrich's words are true also.  My parents loved her, and once when they were in San Francisco at the same time we were working there, we found out she was perfoming on Nob Hill at the Fairmont hotel there.  We bought tickets and really enjoyed her performance.  It was an intimate setting and she was lovely!  I definitely digressed!  A

May 30, 2021 06:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I too enjoy quotes (duh). I use them every day, to inspire, open up conversations and enjoy. What I admire about you, is your ability for dissecting each thought and changing my perspective Michael Jacobs 

May 30, 2021 07:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Nina Hollander, Broker - so many quotes need context but it is fun when you find one that "fits" right for you.


Ron and Alexandra Seigel - The Fairmont is one of my favorite San Francisco places.  Its location and the ambiance.  Those things and much more.


Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  - and you have a talent for matching quote and photo to create ponder-worthy statements.  



May 30, 2021 07:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Michael, for sharing your thoughts and your selection of quotes.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

May 30, 2021 08:48 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael,  I start the week out with quotes but a couple people have ask me to say on track that this is a real estate site, then someone said quit with the recipes also.


May 30, 2021 08:58 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

And remember the quote "May the wondering continue..." - Michael Jacobs 

May 30, 2021 09:32 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I hope the week ahead is another good one for you.



Will Hamm  - forget about them.  I say keep up with the quotes and the recipes.  Life is more than just real estate.  


Rocky Dickerson - thank you.  



May 30, 2021 06:16 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, there are so many quotes out there by very insightful people!   I just read some on Nina's post.

May 31, 2021 06:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - I am constantly finding new-to-me words that inspire and make me think.  

May 31, 2021 06:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Have an outstanding Memorial Day.

May 31, 2021 07:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Michael! Love all of the quotes but, found Wilde's quote very fitting for this forum! When we find ourselves copied by others day in and day out, however, it can become a little maddening! 

I am big on giving members who are either newbies or rarely post, kudos for their listings/sales throughout the week. Sadly, I notice a lot of similar identical comments on every single listing/sale that I go to. Today, Memorial Day, is no different. Mimicry hits close to home on this more ways than one!

May 31, 2021 11:37 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- I have to wonder or ponder...does the person saying the quotable line know that the line is worthy of being a quote???

May 31, 2021 12:06 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I have a feeling that it will be good sleep tonight - the day has been tiring but fulfilling.  So that's good.

Debe Maxwell, CRS - interesting observation.  I don't always have the opportunity to see/read each and every comment on a post I leave a comment but I do look at trends over time with who is commenting, what they may say and how it is communicated.  Why and when enter the thought process as well.  Not each and every time - kinda anecdotally though.

Kathy Streib - yes, that's definitely ponder-worthy.  Did I really say that?  And what was the occasion or the circumstances???  Yes, ponder-worthy indeed.  

May 31, 2021 04:00 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love using quotes now and then to enhance my Wordless posts.

It is quite a fun challenge finding just the right one to match up with the photo.

Jun 02, 2021 06:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - it can be a challenge, a game and a puzzle finding the right quote or a series of them.  Sometimes it's all three wrapped into one neat package.

Jun 02, 2021 06:31 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - To everything there is a purpose and that goes for quotes too. When I try to read something that is overdosed with quotes it makes me seasick and hungry for content. 

Jun 03, 2021 06:35 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I enjoy reading quotes too and especially sharing them.

Jun 06, 2021 12:32 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - there is a never-ending collection.  Those I know, many I have forgotten and far too many to count where an introduction has been made.  

Jun 06, 2021 05:09 PM