Right now there isn’t a great place online for me to collect the quotes that I run across online. I have a strong affinity for quotes. I used to receive a monthly booklet of quotes and was always excited to read them when I was growing up. I find inspiration from quotes. One of my best memories with my late grandfather was visiting him later in his life and reading and analyzing quotes with him. He could barely read at that point but the quotes seemed to light something up in his mind.
Quotes have a special and sentimental place in my heart. And I think we can all learn a lot and be inspired by the right quotes.
Thinkexist seems like the most popular quote site and while it has a pretty good database of quotes, it lacks any real social features. It reminds me of lyric sites before rapgenius came around.
There are many more general purpose sites where quotes are one of many things that the site can do: tumblr, twitter, clipboard, goodreads, pinterest and others. But none of them were fully built for quotes.
I think the main functionality would be saving and categorizing quotes. You could follow people and see what quotes they have saved. There would be some type of commenting and discussion system.
Overtime this would build up a great database of quotes as well so it could become a great quote search site but that would be secondary in focus.
This idea may be too narrow as I don’t know how many people are quote junkies to the point where they’d use a service built exclusively around quotes. But maybe a sizable audience would, I know I would.