How did quotations come to be?

Question by Sapphirea: How did quotations come to be?
You’ve heard it before, right? Someone always says, “So and so once said, [insert quotation here].”

Where do people get those quotes and how do they know they actually said it? Are there people standing around next to them who write down everything that person says?

For example:
“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”
-Albert Einstein

“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.”
– Confucius

How did the quotes get passed down to this generation?

Best answer:

Answer by PuttPutt
Someone says something that really sums up how or what people are feeling or what is on their minds, so people remember it. Someone decides to write it down so they will remember it. Next time a similar situation happens, they say, “remember what so and so said about that?” and they repeat it. Other people think it’s great and soon it is a quote people use.

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