SA4QE - The Slickman A4 Quotation Event

This fan event began in 2002 as a unique way of spreading the words of Russell Hoban. Every 4th February (Russell's birthday), readers around the world write their favourite quotations from his books on sheets of yellow A4 paper (the sort he used) and leave them in public places, and/or share them via this site or on social media with the hashtag #sa4qe

The latest posts to this site are displayed below in descending order. See also the latest SA4QE tweets.

SA4QE 2013 - Old Owl - Mandurah, Australia

Left in various locations (a phone box, a library, a school staff room, on a public barbecue) in Mandurah, Western Australlia

“I’m not sure of anything right now,” I confessed. “I may be a figment of my own imagination.”

“But that’s all anyone is; it’s the human condition. We’re given a name at birth and photographs are taken.  We come to be known by name and face and from this we piece together an identity and fix it in memory. This identity is not physically part of us; a knock on the head can make it go away."

Filed under Mandurah Angelica Lost and Found

SA4QE 2013 - Ra McGuire - White Rock BC, Canada

Greetings from White Rock BC Canada!

Yellow papers appeared on the pier today and changed things a bit. Folks on their walks stopped, curious. And walked away, curious. Hopefully Russ got a smile out of it. 

".....still I am of the world, still I have something to say, how could it be otherwise, nothing comes to an end, the action never stops, it only changes...."

Filed under White Rock BC Pilgermann

SA4QE 2013 - K. A. Laity - Claverack / NY, United States

Posted in the third floor ladies room of Albertus Hall at the College of Saint Rose.

Jump! Into the empty air,

Drop to the rocks down there.

Maybe some of us will make it.

I love the combination of hope and despair all at once.

Filed under Claverack / NY Soonchild

SA4QE 2014 - Malgorzata Snigurowicz - Opole, Poland

This time I’m celebrating 4th February in Opole, my hometown.

In the morning there was sunlight.

I hung this quotation outside the local library just before going to work.

Winter is always either just ahead or just behind.

I wanted to leave this piece somewhere around the nearby Mlynowka channel. I took my dog, the one I decided to take in exactly a year ago, and we went for a walk. Having chosen the right spot, I put the yellow paper there on the ground and turned around to tie the dog’s leash to a lamppost. That was enough for the wind to grab the paper and throw it into the water, leaving me watching it float away.

Filed under Opole Kleinzeit The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz