Setting: A set of quotations.
Pre-Work Required: The quotations need to be prepared ahead of time. Put one quote for each sheet of paper and have enough quotes to more than the number of participants, say number of participatns plus 25%.
The leader put a pile of quotes on slips of paper in the center of the room. We each picked one up, then picked a partner and began to discuss what the quote says to us, if it is meaningful, and how....then after a minute or so (very short) the leader gave a signal and we switched partners, and we were allowed to switch quotes as well if we liked (in some cases your partner may prefer your quote and go with that.) This went on for 15 minutes or so. This type of activity might also be revised to fit storytelling or sharing of a different sort.
Derived from: Found at Ice Breakers, Introductions, Energizers And Other Experiential Exercises, From the Electronic Discussion on Group Facilitation http://www.albany.edu/cpr/gf/