Top 480 Collection Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Collection Quotes from famous people such as Lake Bell, Denis Waitley, Gloria Estefan, Elliott Erwitt, Alexander Wang, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I collect handkerchiefs. I know that's sort of old-time

I collect handkerchiefs. I know that’s sort of old-timey, but my mom started the collection for me, and now I have a bunch. Basically, I have a myriad of beautiful handkerchiefs, and I carry them like a grandmother in my purse. And I opt for hankies in any situation.
Lake Bell
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Denis Waitley
As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you’re releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief.
Gloria Estefan
Making books is a very specific kind of activity. It’s not really a collection of your best pictures – although it is – but it’s also a way of presenting your work so that it’s not repetitive, so that it flows, and so that it makes sense in a book.
Elliott Erwitt
A lot of designers get caught up in the creativity, but you’ve got to think about the legs of your collection – essentially, how the line is going to move forward.
Alexander Wang
I’ve jokingly painted some of my favorite collectors as black men, so there’s a really great portrait of David LaChapelle, the photographer – my version of him – that’s in his collection.
Kehinde Wiley
‘Avatar’ is the greatest, most comprehensive collection of movie cliches ever assembled, but it’s put together in a brand new way with a new technology, and tremendous imagination, making it a true epic and a kind of a milestone.
Joe Dante
I have no idea what was the first record I ever bought, but I think I asked my mom to buy me… um… a collection of Beethoven when I was a little girl because I became very addicted to his music. It might have been piano sonatas.
Beth Hart
Within the Intelligence Community, CIA is the keeper of the human intelligence mission. Technical forms of collection are vital, but a good human source is unique and can deliver decisive intelligence on our adversaries’ secrets – even their intent.
Gina Haspel
If I knew how to operate a DVR, you’d find episodes of ‘The Tavis Smiley Show,’ ‘Democracy Now!’ and lots of stuff from TV Land. What you can find now on my Hulu account are Korean soap operas, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and films from the Criterion collection.
T’Keyah Crystal Keymah
I make 98% of my collection in New York City and am generating jobs, so fashion isn’t just frivolous for me. I understand levity about it. I also understand the depth of it.
Prabal Gurung
I think it’s important to remember that music supervision is not just about a fantastic record collection or knowledge of music, although that certainly helps for aspiring music supervisors.
Alexandra Patsavas
Absolutely, I grew up listening to soul music. People like Stevie, Aretha, Ray Charles, Michael and Prince. My parents’ record collection was all I had when I was a little kid. If it wasn’t that, it was something else in their collection.
Jesse McCartney
To be human is to have a collection of memories that tells you who you are and how you got there.
Rosecrans Baldwin
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
Aleister Crowley
I have a collection of ukuleles. I meant to graduate to the guitar, but I never did.
Jacinda Ardern
It was a lot of hard work, but everyone loved my Amy Childs’ Collection, so I decided to have a boutique as well as my salon. I love designing my own dresses, and everyone is loving the collection. I can’t believe how well the boutique and the clothing online is going.
Amy Childs
The Fair Debt Collection Act was passed in 1977, and there were never any provisions for rules to be written under it, so it hasn’t kept pace with the times.
Richard Cordray
I love presentations more than fashion shows. I love speaking to people and walking them through the collection.
Christian Cota
I think, one day, I might actually try writing a bunch of – a collection of essays maybe on the funnier side of the spectrum. I don’t know. But it’s fun to have, frankly, Twitter as kind of an outlet. When you’re writing about dark things all day, it’s kind of fun to have fun.
Erik Larson
I often visit Maria Tatar’s ‘The Grimm Reader’ for a cold dose of courage. Her translations come from the Brothers Grimm, whose now-famous collection of ‘Kinder- und Hausmarchen’ (‘Children’s and Household Tales’) was first published in 1812. The book was not intended for young readers.
Kate Bernheimer
When I was young we had a collection for the Welsh disaster at Aberfan and we also had a school campaign for Biafra. It is a wake-up call for kids – a way of understanding that it’s not all ‘Blue Peter’ for everyone and that maybe they can help.
Lenny Henry
Garnishments tend to happen when people hide from their debts and stop making even minimum payments. Eventually, creditors sell the debt to a collection agency.
Jean Chatzky
It defies logic that protections against predatory debt collection practices don’t apply to debt collectors hired by the federal government.
Cory Booker
When I started ‘Record Collection,’ I had no idea that it would come out sounding the way that it did, and that’s one of the best things about the creative process, taking turns with the things you didn’t know.
Mark Ronson
Well, when I was really young and we lived in Sweden, the only films that were around at that point were… We had this collection of these super-8 highlight reels that they used to sell; like, they sold these super-8 reels that only had the best parts from a movie. So early on that’s what I was seeing.
Panos Cosmatos
Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith which must be visible to be real! I gave the name to the collection of musicians who worked with me on the record.
Ken Hensley
I have a passion for luggage – trunks and so on. I have a collection of them, but I can never resist buying another piece.
Alain Ducasse
I want to have my own line and collection.
Christian Siriano
I have quite a collection of ironic band T shirts.
Andrea Riseborough
There’s not too much difference between writing a picture book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so, except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do.
Jack Prelutsky
I'm super excited to be collaborating with JCPenney to

I’m super excited to be collaborating with JCPenney to create my first-ever capsule collection for that plus-size woman who needs that confidence and wants to be fabulous every day.
Ashley Nell Tipton
When you start a collection, you have to push yourself to limits that may make you uncomfortable.
Joseph Altuzarra
As a nation we have, over the past seven years, been rebuilding our intelligence with powerful capabilities that many thought we would no longer need after the Cold War. We have been rebuilding our clandestine service, our satellite and other technical collection, our analytical depth and expertise.
George Tenet
I’ve got some great stuff in my sports memorabilia collection. But my favorite thing by far is the robe. I actually have a Ric Flair robe with ‘the Nature Boy’ on the back. That’s awesome. When I look at it, it brings back so many memories of my childhood and my teen years.
Darius Rucker
We’ve seen historically how marginalized communities or historically marginalized communities particularly suffer from tech companies unchecked data collection and use.
Raphael Warnock
When I had a proper job, I used to go every lunchtime to the Wallace Collection in London to look at the Fragonard pictures of large women on swings. They made me laugh.
Hugh Dennis
Sometimes, the intelligence community does legal collection against a legitimate foreign intelligence target and that target interacts with U.S. persons, against whom our people thus end up collecting information as a collateral matter.
Benjamin Wittes
I have always considered that my collection must have an international flair so it can be at the service of the European public. Or to people in Asia. Yes, there are tiny little alterations I notice in the proportions of the outfits, but fundamentally, the collection is that way.
Giorgio Armani
I have rings of many different sizes and designs, mainly hip-hop, and an extensive bracelet collection.
Bappi Lahiri
Yeah I got a collection of sneakers. I probably got over 200 pair of PUMAs.
Yo Gotti
I love YA, and it’s been a really good fit for me. But at some point, I would like to try something else: a collection of short stories, or writing about something other than high school. A lot has happened to me since I was eighteen.
Sarah Dessen
I start each collection thinking how I can refresh my classics.
Jean Paul Gaultier
The distinction is large in my mind. The gay police captain is eventually going to be wearing hot pants and singing ‘YMCA.’ The police captain who happens to be gay is going to be a huge collection of personality characteristics and motivations.
Andre Braugher
A battery by definition is a collection of cells. So the cell is a little can of chemicals. And the challenge is taking a very high-energy cell, and a large number of them, and combining them safely into a large battery.
Elon Musk
I have a fairly good collection of paintings, both classical and contemporary.
I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.
Sylvia Plath
Hiding at the back of every woman’s wardrobe, regardless of her age or shape, you’ll find a sad and sorry collection of all her fashion howlers and regrets.
Kate Garraway
The New York Public Library is a wonderful gem. I go there to get away from the bustle of the city. They have an incredible collection of menus from all over the city.
Daniel Humm
My father’s record collection was all country. That’s how I was exposed to it.
Keith Urban
Opponents of civil liberties contend the NSA data collection has made our country more safe, but even the most vocal defenders of the program have failed to identify a single thwarted plot.
Rand Paul