Thrift stores are magical places, full of discarded wonders waiting to be rediscovered. One such find is this lovely dream: "Five Thousand Quotations for all occasions," edited by Lewis C. Henry, published in 1945. The cover alone alludes to the treasure trove inside. Since word art is so trendy right now, one of the most difficult parts of hand lettering for me is deciding which words to use. Some quotes, such as J.R.R Tolkien's, "All who wander are not lost," are all over the place and great sellers. I absolutely love that phrase, but I feel like it's popularity has made it a trite subject matter to use. As a result, the question I always find myself asking is how to balance originality and just the right amount of trendiness to sell work. It's a big issue that I am constantly working through and testing. With that in mind, imagine my joy in finding this book of old, awesome, weird quotes from a variety of well known and obscure sources! It is the perfect collection to use along side of my own words, if only for inspiration's sake. I'm not sure where it will go, but I can't wait to share some of the golden nuggets of wisdom living inside these pages!