Frequently Asked Questions

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I can't find a quote / author - help!
The best way to find a quote is to perform a search of the database. You can choose to search quotes, names, proverbs or a combination thereof. The search works on an exact word match - therefore "quotes about Shakespeare" is not as effective as simply "Shakespeare".

If the search query you want to perform has 3 characters or less, or if you are not sure how to spell the name, try using our relaxed wildcard search - here typing "shak" would return "william shakespeare", whereas with our standard search this would return no results.

What do I get as a Member of Saidwhat?
The Benefits of joining as a member include: powerful research abilities, create and share and publish online your personal collections of quotes, competitions, ability to ask questions to Saidwhat Staff, and more... Find out more...

I'm desperate to find a quote and am totally stuck!
If, having conducted a search, you can't find the quote or person you are after, then don't panic, help is at hand! You can use our Quote Finder Service.

One of your quotes is wrong
Inevitably sometimes errors slip through the loop. If this is the case, please help us correct the mistake by letting us know. There is a dedicated error form for each entry - simply click the 'Report Error' link at the bottom of the page that contains the error.

My fave person isn't listed - why???
It would be impossible to list quotes by every author on the site, so if your favourite person isn't listed, please help us and add them to the site.

How do I subscribe/unsubscribe from the Quote of the Day?
The Quote of the Day is completely free, and you can subscribe on our Quote of the Day page. If you are subscribed and wish to unsubscribe, simply scroll down to the bottom of any quote of the day email you've received. You will see a link which you can click to unsubscribe instantly.

Can I view quotes by topic?
Yes! We have an extensive selection of over 100 popular categories. If the category you are after isn't listed, then please try a search on the key topic you're looking for.

I don't speak much English. Can I translate the quote?
Yes. If you want to translate a quote into Spanish, French, German or Italian simply click on the respective flag at the bottom of any quotation page, and the page will be translated. The translation is powered by Google technology.

I like your site and run my own. Can I advertise on Said What?
Yes. We have several advertising partnerships, and run two programs. The first allows you to have text adverts displayed on Said What. If you are interested in a banner advert we can also cater for your individual needs, and provide full tracking of your advertising campaign.

I want to use a quote in a speech/presentation/essay. Can I?
Quotations are generally considered to be in the public domain. However, please Let us know if you use a quotation from Said What - a mention of where you found the quote would be useful.

I set quiz questions, can you help me?
Yes. We have a dedicated Question Setting Function.

I'm a journalist/editor of a web site. How do I get in touch with a specific query?
Please use our dedicated Press and Corporate query section.

I have a suggestion to make. Where do I go to tell you about it?
We welcome any suggestions. Please use the generic Contact Us page.

I want to help you out. What's the best way?
Any help is most welcome. One of the best ways if you have your own website would be to Link to Us. This will help people find our website which in turns helps us find sponsorship for the site.

You may also like to Make a donation to the site. Alternatively, you can help us increase our range of quotes by adding a new person to Said What!

I added a quote but you haven't listed it. Why?
Three possibilities:
1 - We haven't yet audited the quote you submitted - please be patient
2 - The quote was incorrect or contained spelling mistakes and has been deleted
3 - the quote is already listed or was rejected by one of our reviewers

I have my own, cool quote - can I submit it to Said What?
Yes! We have a dedicated section committed to listing Your Quotes and Wisdom. See how popular you can become in our Hall of Fame!

I'm suspicious of FAQs. Are these questions real or made up?
Yes! The above are answers to some of the most common questions we receive, obviously paraphrased to make them short and snappy. Of course we get asked hundreds of questions but these are the most common, not our own wish list of questions.

If you have a sensible question not answered by any of the above, please Contact us

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