Do some people quote a lot, yes, too much? maybe, but if they can't find their voice and like the way someone else said what they are also wanting to say, then hey, who cares?...well, you do apparently. But, you can only change yourself Jack, no one else.
I think what Jack is trying to say is; if you can't find your own voice (truth) then why do you put yourself forward as a teacher of something and superior to the one you're speaking to? What is your true motivation? Are you a lover of truth? The truth speaks for itself and if it is real then it comes through you unadulterated. Second hand quotes have ZERO 'zing' to them. They are dead.
I sense in Jack a love for truth and alignment to his experience. It is the impassioned new energy of realisation. it's fresh and real and this forum is better for it.
What I don't want to happen from this thread is people to be intimidated into not posting quotes or giving advice, if they so choose. When I first came to this forum I read every quote with great interest, as others would quote from material I didn't even know existed or I'd be reminded of a great E.T. quote. Also, I'm not a fan of dictatorship, a dictator would say, "Stop posting quotes, unless used appropriately! Stop teaching (unless you are qualified), stop ...whatever it is I don't like".
I think if Jack has an issue with the usage of a quote, it would be wise to bring it to the persons attention within the thread it's posted. Instead of a making a broad statement that could be misunderstood easily, regarding the posting of quotes and whether that is "unqualified" teaching (?) or trying to look superior vs. just making a point or statement and knowing of a great quote that would say it perfectly.
You either have the "voice" to speak up in the moment or you don't. If you don't, the moment (s) is/are gone, then it leads to a thread like this...an explosion.
Now with that said, of course everyone should walk their own path, but if they need to follow in someone else's footsteps for however long that is, then that IS their path, at this moment. When it's time, however long it takes, they will find their own way, when they're ready. For example, I realized this myself this summer, prior to this thread. So, I can attest to the fact that when the time is right it will happen. So, should I feel anger towards others who pointed me anywhere other then to myself? I think not, without them, I would still be lost and suffering. Because, for them to initially point me to myself would've been them pointing me to my "ego". New people to this forum are probably not going to know what "just do you" means.
Take what you like and leave the rest.