Wikiquote is a free compendium of quotations that is being written collaboratively by the readers. The site is a Wiki, meaning that anyone, including you, can edit any entry right now by clicking on the edit this page link that appears in every Wikiquote entry. The project was started on June 27, 2003 and there are 36,868 articles in English that are being worked on with many more entries pending in other languages. Every day many contributors from around the world make hundreds of edits and create many new articles.
All of the site's content is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and the GNU Free Documentation License. Contributions remain the property of their creators, while the copyleft licensing ensures that the content will always remain freely distributable and reproducible. See Wikiquote:Copyrights for more information.
Note: Wikiquote contains content that may be considered offensive, vulgar or profane by some users. See the content disclaimer for more information.
More about Wikiquote
- Wikiquote, an article about quotations and why they are important.
- Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit parent organization of Wikiquote and similar projects.
- Frequently asked questions
- History of Wikiquote (only covers 2003-2006)
- Announcements (inactive page)
- Press releases (inactive page)
Exploring the Wikiquote
Contributing to Wikiquote
- Welcome, newcomers!, a starting point for new contributors.
- Policies and guidelines for contributors
- Help pages, help on editing articles and more.
Getting in touch
- Village pump, a forum to ask questions not answered in the FAQs or help pages.
- Bug reports and feature requests
- Wikiquotians, lists of Wikiquote contributors.
- Meta-Wiki, a site that works alongside all of the Wikimedia Foundation projects, including Wikiquote and Wikipedia.
Other language versions
- Wikiquote in other languages - other languages
- Wikipedia, a multilingual Wiki encyclopedia. (See Wikipedia for background)
- Wiktionary, a multilingual Wiki dictionary and thesaurus. (See Wiktionary for background)
- Project Sourceburg, a collection of public domain source texts used in Wikipedia. (See Project Sourceberg for background)
- Nupedia, a more academic free encyclopedia project with a peer-review system for accepting articles (See Nupedia for background)
- Enciclopedia Libre, an independent Spanish language encyclopedia project. (See Enciclopedia Libre for background)
- September 11 Memorial Wiki
- Indymedia is similar to Wikipedia as a radically transparent information collection and synthesis network for ordinary people, but is different in that it's focussed primarily on new information on current events and is strongly based in local, non-virtual, autonomous citizens' groups. (See Indymedia for background.)