Like many I like to include a bon mot at the bottom of my emails. Currently I am quoting Janice Price from World-Shaped Mission. She writes:
It is important to make ‘difference’ the beginning of the conversation not the end.
I like quotes but can never remember them (or jokes). Hence The Jog – so named originally because my running was its inspiration. Now it is more of a jog to my memory.
I like this quote about quotes from Havelock Ellis (great for student feedback, I think):
It is the little writer rather than the great writer who seems never to quote, and the reason is that he is never really doing anything else.