This is a compilation of over 200 quotes from which I select the quote that I write on my board daily. Included are 153 quotes for daily use, an additional 45 quotes by American authors in chronological order of the American literary periods (I teach American lit) and 34 quotes for special weeks of the year. Special weeks include the first week of school (goal-setting and success quotes), election week (quotes about politics and politicians), Valentine's week (love quotes), the week before Spring Break, and more. Authors range from Anne Bradstreet and Benjamin Franklin to Poe, Twain, Hemingway, Jodi Picoult, and David Sedaris. I require students to copy down the quote of the day. Each week, they must turn in one page of writing, and if they are not assigned anything specific by me and have no other ideas, they can choose a quote from the week to reflect upon in their writing. Kids look forward to seeing the quote each day; if I forget one day, 1st period lets me know it! Frequently, students ask if they can bring in a quote for the board, and some of the best quotes actually come from my own students.