100 episodes

Quotations is about words, written and spoken throughout history. Words speak to us through our eyes and our ears. They enrich our lives, allow us to communicate thoughts to others, and sometimes, last for generations.

This podcast explores not only the words, but the speaker, author, figure, or character who originated them. To whom were they said or written? What was their intended effect and on whom? What was the originator thinking? Find out each episode and we discover new quotations, some familiar, some not!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Quotations is about words, written and spoken throughout history. Words speak to us through our eyes and our ears. They enrich our lives, allow us to communicate thoughts to others, and sometimes, last for generations.

This podcast explores not only the words, but the speaker, author, figure, or character who originated them. To whom were they said or written? What was their intended effect and on whom? What was the originator thinking? Find out each episode and we discover new quotations, some familiar, some not!

    Episode 191 - David Whyte's Consolations - Part 5: Disappointment

    Episode 191 - David Whyte's Consolations - Part 5: Disappointment

    In the final episode of this 5-part series on David Whyte’s book Consolations. This week, we discuss disappointment, an integral part of any journey of self improvement. We need not reject it or avoid it, but instead embrace it as a catalyst to our transformation. It reveals the potential future us, perhaps beyond what we could have imagined.

    • 15 min
    Episode 190 - David Whyte's Consolations - Part 4: Confession

    Episode 190 - David Whyte's Consolations - Part 4: Confession

    In this, the 4th of 5 episodes on David Whyte’s book Consolations, we examine confession.  Not the religious form, but the broadly applicable form.  It is a type of self-aware rejection of the old ways and an adoption of the new, even at the expense of image or prestige.

    • 12 min
    Episode 189 - David Whyte's Consolations - Part 3: Love

    Episode 189 - David Whyte's Consolations - Part 3: Love

    In this, the 3rd of 5 episodes on David Whyte’s Consolations, we explore love and closeness.  They are not without risk, but the potential beauty in the act of laying down our arms and dropping our defenses can be incredible.

    • 16 min
    Episode 188 - David Whyte’s Consolations - Part 2: Anger

    Episode 188 - David Whyte’s Consolations - Part 2: Anger

    In the 2nd episode of this 5 part series, we examine anger through author David Whyte’s words, both its origins and its impacts to identify that which we hold most dear.  It’s an important lesson as life is full of opportunities to be angry and therefore opportunities to grow and to learn.

    • 12 min
    Episode 187 - David Whyte’s Consolations - Part 1: Courage

    Episode 187 - David Whyte’s Consolations - Part 1: Courage

    David Whyte is an author and poet and his book Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words is one of my very favorite books.  In this series we will explore his words and seek deeper meaning.  We begin the new year with, appropriately, a quote on Courage.

    • 13 min
    Episode 186 - Bill Whitaker on Dark Days

    Episode 186 - Bill Whitaker on Dark Days

    Bill Whitaker is a host of the critically acclaimed 60 Minutes broadcast and has covered many challenging stories for years.  He has seen the best and worst of humanity through the lens of a camera and at the end of a microphone.  His message from a 2021 episode of the show is as accurate and encouraging today as it was then.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Jmetsrule ,

It’s not just the words; it’s the person delivering them

This is a fantastic podcast. The quotations themselves serve as reminders of how important language is to our development of our sense of self. However, it’s the host, Matt, who makes the words feel like they are something we can and should strive for. This is a podcast to keep in your rotation.

Davidmwein ,

Great pod!

You can def quote me on that. Matt has a wonderful podcast that focuses on some of the most important things said throughout history. This is one educaitonal and thought provoking show you won't want to miss

m maddie J ,

Episode 3

This episode made me think very deeply. I think it was a great explaination.

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