Quick Quotes was created by two teenagers, Becca and Talia, who were concerned about increasing social isolation and emotional stress during the Covid-19 pandemic. Inspired by their own close relationships with their grandparents, and with the support of ETA, they decided to start a free weekly email featuring an uplifting quote and thought-provoking question. Two years and 100+ emails later, they had created a positive space and a bright spot in the week for their growing group of subscribers, and it was time to head off to college and hand over the Quick Quote reins to new teen editors, Sophie and Elise, and content specialist Jonathan, who are continuing to grow and expand Quick Quotes.
In the words of one subscriber: “I look forward to the quote each week and when I receive it on Monday mornings, I use it as my motivation all day and sometimes the full week. I also share the quote with friends and family during the week when they need a pick-me-up! We can always use something uplifting these days.”