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The Quotable You!

Hey there,

Seekers of wisdom and aficionados of orchestration! Today, we’re diving into the world of quotes – those nuggets of wisdom that have the power to transform your life, your conversations, and even your way of thinking. You might call them “Quotable Quirks,” but for me, they are the keys to unlocking the best version of oneself precisely when it matters. At BCG, we have the privilege of working alongside leaders & colleagues who are exceptionally skilled in their communication. Across divides of time and space, these quotes and puns bring us closer together, fostering a deeper connection 🌎

In this blog, we’re going to explore how a well-curated quote vault isn’t just your secret weapon 🏹 for impressive presentations and solid communication; it’s a thinking cap, a creativity booster, and a clarity machine all rolled into one.

The ‘Quotable Quirks’ Notebook

You know what? I’m a bit of a collector ♥ I can’t resist gathering up those nuggets of wisdom I stumble upon when I’m nose-deep in a book or having a chat with some of my mentors and leaders. This collection, over the years, has become my quirky guide—my very own mental ink stamp journal 💫

You can create one too… fill it up with wisdom that makes you go, ‘Aha!‘. Each time you read a quote, it’s like holding a mirror to your career, life, and relationships, and you see different facets of yourself reflecting back 🧩

The magic lies in how quotes help with thinking and bring clarity to our thoughts. Take, for instance, a quote from a character I always love “Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beats the hell out of never trying” It’s like a flashlight 🔦 in the dark, revealing the path to personal growth. Quotes like these aren’t just words; they’re feelings, experiences, and perspectives all wrapped up in a neat, thought-provoking package.

Exclusive Club of Quotes

Now, let’s talk about exclusivity. Just like a VIP club that loses its charm when everyone’s on the guest list, some quotes can lose their sparkle when they’re overused. Who hasn’t heard Spiderman saying “With great power comes great responsibility” …here’s another one “The journey of 100 miles starts with one step.” These quotes are like the worn-out welcome mat of the quote world 🛑

So, what’s the solution? Find quotes that are as rare as a unicorn sighting but as meaningful as a heart-to-heart conversation. For example, “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. This was from my favorite marketer Rikki Rogers. You see quotes like these are gold, you can sprinkle them into your coaching sessions, workplace chats, or even coffee breaks ☺

Quotes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

In the age of blockbuster movies and binge-watching, even Hollywood has its say in the world of quote🎬 If you’re a Star Wars fan like me, you’ll appreciate this gem: “We have Hope! Rebellions are built on hope!” Given the context of hope, you can sprinkle it like stardust in various conversations. Movies, with their well-scripted dialogues, often gift us quotes that resonate deeply and can be used as powerful communication tools. I have to admit, not every film contributes to our collection of memorable quotes, but there are a select few that truly shine like precious gems ✨(DM me if you know my movie collections 😊)

Short and Sweet vs. Long and Memorable

Quotes come in all shapes and sizes, just like your favorite chocolates 🍫 Short ones are like quick bites of wisdom – easily digestible and readily available. Long quotes, on the other hand, are like elaborate feasts; they require more memory work and deserve proper association and reference to add flavor and color to your speeches.

Creative Analogies

Finally, let’s not forget about analogies. While not always traditional quotes, they add an extra layer of creativity to your communication. Imagine saying, “I’d rather get caught in the rain than stuck in a traffic jam.” It’s not just about traffic fines; it’s a metaphor for choosing your battles wisely. Use analogies like seasoning ♨ they make your communication dishes even more delicious.

Before you go

So, there you have it, your guide to creating your own treasury of wisdom. And, it’s not about having a collection of quotes but weaving them into the tapestry of your life. So go ahead, be the quote connoisseur, and let these nuggets of wisdom light up your world ⚡

If you found these practices useful, embrace them. If not, carve your own path to quote-worthy greatness. After all, it’s your journey, and it deserves to be beautifully quoted!😉

Dream On,

Bibliophile Parul!


Pink, D. H. (2011). Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. Riverhead Books.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. Harper & Row.

Rath, T. (2007). StrengthsFinder 2.0. Gallup Press.

Duckworth, A. L. (2016). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. Scribner.

Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. Random House.

Covey, S. R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. Simon & Schuster.


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Hey there, I'm Parul, working in one of the Big 4s of consulting! 💼

By day, I'm decoding the business matrix, but by night, I transform into a book ninja, stealthily navigating the worlds crafted by the greatest authors📚✨


What's the secret sauce to my consulting wizardry, you ask? It's the lessons learned from the pages of both leadership meetings, strategies and bestselling novels 😉


I'm not just crunching numbers; I'm crunching captivating narratives 💖

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