Granted, it’s a bit of a stretch: what exactly is a “Dictionary of Imaginary Quotations”? A collec­tion of things that nobody actu­ally ever said? Well, in effect, yes—that’s precisely what it is.

Don’t get me wrong. I love quota­tions, real quota­tions. But book­shelves and websites are already littered with fine exam­ples of inspiring collec­tions of real quotes. I do not pretend to be able to add anything to that.

What I can do, however, is present you with quota­tions that nobody has ever heard before. Bright and shiny, freshly minted for your perusal, right here at Scribblings Central Station. And that is just what you’ll find in our Dictionary of Imaginary Quotations.

This does leave us with a slight problem, though. If no one spoke or wrote these sentences, whom should they be attrib­uted to? I’ve decided to resolve the issue by giving each quota­tion its own imag­i­nary author.

You will find new imag­i­nary quota­tions popping up here every week. To make sure you never miss one, just follow them via InstagramFacebook, RSS or email.

To find out what’s in the dictio­nary right now, just click on the link in the main menu or go straight to: A Dictionary of Imaginary Quotations.

• • •

Image credit: Amador Loureiro (source)

Father, son, husband, friend and writer by day; asleep by night. Happily pondering the immortality of the crab wherever words are shared.

Share your thoughts