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.


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

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 http://quodophile.tumblr.com/ 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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