I collect things.
I used to collect comics. I still have my collection, but it now no longer grows every week.
I used to collect unicorns, patches, hats, and at one time seedpods. On my computer, I have two collections I keep in Word documents.
One is my collection of jokes. I used to subscribe to many different mailing lists of jokes. I also subscribe to Bizarre News. I use to distill the news, taking out all the ads, and spread it around to my friends and family. I eventually ran out of free time to do that, and also eventually whittled away my jokes emails to nothing. Now I just add to my jokes when I come across a new one.
My other collection is one that is simply titled “Wisdom.” It is a long list of quotes that I have found to be true, funny, and/or enlightening. Every now and then I come across a new quote that hits me just right, and I add it to the list. I try to attribute where I can, so that when I share them others can know where I found them.
I've cobbled this list from books, comedians, message boards, television, moves, friends, and family.
My latest addition is from Stephen Fry: This is the point. One technology doesn’t replace another, it complements. Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
Then there is this one I just came across in the list today from Scott Adams: The only time women are not attracted to intelligent men is when they have the option of a good looking guy who is dumber than pants on fish.
And because I do actually add quotes from my friends, this one is from John: Welcome to R’lyeh Spaceport. Please pick up your bags as they emerge from fifth-dimensional space. Please do not stand near any ninety-degree angles. Please avoid any sentient colours. Please do not make religious offerings until you have exited the premises. Thank you and fhtagn.
He related this one to me when a coworker said: If I say “You’re welcome,” that’s not a binding contract involving my soul in any way, is it?
And one from another friend: Everyone’s “fifteen minutes of fame” is turning into everyone’s reality show slo-mo farewell montage.