A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

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What quotations still speak to you?

by ChewyD2 on June 12, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I wrote this one down in 2001. I just found it again, and I still like it:

"Perhaps, in the extravagance of youth, we give away our devotions, easily and all but arbitrarily, on the mistaken assumption that we'll always have more to give."
- Michael Cunningham (A Home at the End of the World)


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