The Quotes

Foster Dickson is a writer, editor, and teacher in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the author of Closed Ranks, the editor of Nobody’s Home and level:deepsouth, and the coordinator of the Fitzgerald Museum’s annual Literary Contest.

From February 2014 until April 2017, Foster published “A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week” every Sunday afternoon. These quotes came from whatever he was reading at the time. After a nearly six-year hiatus, he has revisited the idea of this series and, in January 2023, resumed publishing these brief excerpts from his readings. 

The Current Series, 2023 –

169 • 170 • 171

The Initial Series, 2014 – 2017 

168 • 167 • 166165164163162161160 • 159158157156155

154153152151150 • 149148147146145144143142141 • 140

139138137136135134133132131130 • 129128127126125

124123122121120 • 119118117116115114113112111110

109108107106105104103102101100 • 9998979695

9493929190 • 89888786858483828180 • 797877

76757473727170 • 6968676665 • 6463626160 • 5958

57565554 • 53 • 5251 • 50 • 49484746 • 45 • 44 • 43 • 42 • 41 • 40

39 • 3837 • 36 • 35 • 34 • 3332 • 31 • 30 29 • 28 • 27 • 26 • 25 • 24 • 23 • 22 • 21

20 • 19 • 18 • 17 • 16 • 15 • 14 • 13 • 12 • 11 • 10 • 98 • 7 • 6 • 5 • 4 • 3 • 2 • 1