I am a collector of quotes. I can’t say for certain when the love affair with snippets of other people’s words began… I do remember writing out a Jimi Hendrix quote from a surf photography book and sticking it on my wall a few years ago when life was rather challenging. Ironically what it inspired me to do was cover my entire wall in inspiring images. It was when I stumbled across a quote about my favourite song that explained my whole life that I got serious about recording them. That’s because I didn’t copy that quote at the time – and I’ve never been able to find it again since.

“There’s one thing a quote does that nothing and no one else can do, it can become a part of you. You may never meet the person who said it but that person is now a companion. Quotes help you get over pain, feel love, make you smile and laugh, and help you through those days when you think no one else knows what you’re going through.”

I believe quotes are also powerful connectors. When you relate to the same words as someone else it’s almost as if to say, “We’re speaking the same language; we’re on the same page.”.