I too had a great quote file. It was called sage.exe and it was what in the olden days was called a tsr. It was shareware that used to beg for $10. I'd have gladly sent them $10, but the phone number and address were invalid when I first got the program.
Anyway, it has been on every pc I have ever owned since window 3.1. It worked fine right up to winxp. But, it won't work on Windows 7 64bit.
I've tried all the compatibility modes to no avail.
The program picked a random quote from a quote file called sage.dat, which was a simple text file with form quote - attribution
You could position it anywhere on your screen, ctrl+a to add new quotes, ctrl+f to find a quote, set the font and colour, and get a new quote every n minutes, or by clicking on the quote.
I loved my quote file, but it is now defunct.
What can I replace it with?