Quotations are sayings that somehow have the capacity to generate some reaction.
Although generally accepted that words have power, quotations are much more than just words. They have the inherent ability to generate some sort of resonance, within the consciousness, either with the ideas, thought or meanings that they convey.
You may agree, or disagree with the ideas or concepts expressed, but good quotations have the ability to become memorable.Quotes are used often to draw attention or to emphasize the important point or points of a message.
It is not uncommon to find that many public speakers will often use quotes, and it is rare to listen to a speech without hearing a quote in some form. Good speakers will always add some previous saying that remains within the context of their message. Quotations seem to add more importance to the message.
Quotations may come in many forms. They can be inane or be utterly ridiculous, but still somehow they may remain memorable, and still seem to have the ability to evoke a response.
Acknowledging that words have power, quotations often have the power to change lives. In the political arena, leaders have been known to change the course or the direction of the nation by issuing statements, these statements can become quotations.
Quotes can make people famous, but the corollary is also true, many people may become famous for their quotes.
With the proliferation of social networks, where people regularly share thoughts and ideas, it is not surprising that quotations will be shared, to evoke some sort of response. A random thought or quote is recalled, and it can easily be shared with others, without any reason or context to do so. The hope is that the readers may somehow feel what you your are feeling, and identify with your intention when the quote is published.
Many people are composing their own sayings and randomly sharing them. On the biggest social network, Facebook where you have the ability to publicly post anything, many users are regularly posting their thoughts or ideas by updating their status.
Not surprisingly, the process seems to work, and since friends usually share similar interests, quotes, written as status updates can resonate with others.
Some quotes appear to be more effective when written, while are more effective when they are spoken.
Appreciating humour in some situations can be a personal thing, but with almost one billion people on Facebook, where sharing frequently occurs when people profess to have similar interests, there are sure to be some instances when funny or amusing quotations are published. The intention may not necessarily be to evoke some response, but simply an occasion to share something that may be funny or of interest.