Chesterton quote generator for email signatures

October 23, 2006 | 3 comments

I found myself with some unexpected free time tonight so I came over to my desk with the intention of doing some filing and paying bills. What did I actually do? Set up a random Chesterton quote generator for my email signature. Behold Jennifer, Queen of Procrastinators.

Since it was actually somewhat tricky and labor-intensive to format all the Chesterton quotes correctly I thought I’d put them out there for others to use as well. (Read: I’m trying to make myself feel better about the time I wasted on this tonight.)

So…if anyone wants to have a random quote from G.K. Chesterton as their email signature…

  • Download this free, small program called Quotes.
  • When it asks you which type of quotes you want choose only “wisdom”.
  • Right-click on the program icon on your desktop tray, go to Edit Quotes Data File, select “wisdom.txt” and replace it with the contents of this text file I created (or just email me and I’ll send it to you).

OK, I’m going to bed now. Seriously. Not… going… to…. think… about… adding… C.S. Lewis… quotes…


  1. snoopy

    cooL blog.

  2. SteveG

    Though I am not a big fan of Chesterton or anything,;-) I went ahead and installed it anyway.

    Thanks for this…great idea!

  3. Sarah

    I know EXACTLY what you mean, Queen of Procrastinators, and that is why I have not allowed myself to turn on my computer the last few evenings…

    So now, with my morning free time (no really, it is), I’m going to install this quote thing. ROCK ON!

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