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EDIT: As Chris Taylor made note of, there are multiple types of quotes. I mean quotes as in phrases written/spoken by someone (not insurance quotes, etc.).

Is there a single word that describes someone who collects quotes? I've seen both quotologist and quotographer used, but I'm not sure if either of those is "acceptable" in any serious circle.


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A journalist? ;^) – J.R. Jun 5 '13 at 1:38
A paræmiographer collects's a start, maybe. – commonhare Jun 5 '13 at 2:39

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I believe the word is


but I can't find it in any dictionary. It seems to be used quite a lot though. For example, there is: @Quodophile on Twitter or who collect quotes.

This is based on if you mean quotes to be phrases by someone. If you mean quotes as in "insurance quotes", then the word might be 'client/customer' or 'potential client/customer'.

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Quodophile seems more like a word to describe someone who loves quotes, not necessarily collects them. I'm sure there's major crossover between the two, but, just as with calling a coin collector a "numismatist", I think there's an importance to differentiate the two. Nonetheless, I'm grateful for the new word to describe myself! – user45345 Jun 5 '13 at 19:05
Oh, and yes -- I mean quotes as in phrases by someone. – user45345 Jun 5 '13 at 19:05
I think the main issue you'll have in finding a word here is that quotes are unlike stamps and coins, in that you can't actually "own" a quote. Quotes are intangible, so there will be no precise quote equivalent to a philatelist or a numismatist. – Cmillz Jun 6 '13 at 8:46

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