Self Help Quotes

self-help-quotesJohn Hawkins of Right Wing News has expanded his blog empire with a new site called Self Help Quotes, which purports to aggregate “more than 60,000 quotes — including the largest selection of Ann Coulter quotes on the web.”

Here’s hoping he had some help with the typing.

The front page is a series of “most popular” quote collections.  From a quick perusal, it appears to contain only quotes from conservatives.

The real value appears to be in the search capability, which isn’t prominently displayed on the site itself.   But, for example, a search for “Congress” produces at least five pages of results, headed up by Cullen Hightower’s quip, “The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them.”

One has to go elsewhere, alas, if one wishes to know who the hell Cullen Hightower was.     But that’s the nature of hyperspecialization.

(For the record, Wikipedia says Hightower is “a well known quote and quip writer from the United States.” The definition of well known is not given.)

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  1. Joe says:

    Does anyone actually need thousands of quotes of politicians and political commentators?

  2. James Joyner says:

    It makes sense as a directory, not as a blog. But people — myself included — search for quotes a lot, so there’s probably a market for it as a collection of pages moreso than as a standalone site.

  3. tom p says:

    You mean people actually quote Ann Coulter?