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What's this?

This repository contains database of all quotes from the famous website as well as the API that allows self-hosting your own quotes website. All of this started in February 2022 when was shut down. Quotes were parsed from the web archive.


  • Python 3.8+ (Python 3.11 is recommended)
  • Git LFS for fetching the quotes DB


# Clone this repository and enter it:
git clone
cd bash-fastapi
# Download the quotes.sqlite3 using Git LFS
# and replace the pointer file with the actual database:
git lfs pull
# Configure virtualenv:
python3 -m venv .venv
# Activate virtualenv:
. .venv/bin/activate
# Install dependencies:
python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
# Start


Q: How do I change the port on which API runs?

A: Default port is 8001, but you can change it inside of by modifying those lines at the very end:

if __name__ == "__main__":, port=8001, host="")

Q: Why is quotes.sqlite3 so small and has no quotes inside of it after I cloned your repository?

A: You probably forgot to install and/or use Git LFS. Go to the repository directory and run following commands:

git lfs install
git lfs fetch
git lfs checkout

You can read more about using Git LFS here and there.

Q: Do you really have all quotes from

A: As long as it was indexed by the web archive, it's there.


Thanks to The Man, the Myth, the Legend the Darkn member gameeroor for helping with parsing and making such a nice API.