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Quotations: Quotations

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Sir Winston Churchill

I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'
Sir Winston Churchill

The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting.
Amanda Cross

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Marlene Dietrich

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most annoying trait of Right-Wing Outlaws in general is a lazy incuriosity about the real world. They know their lines, they're sure who the good guys and the bad guys are. Therefore they view the passing world as a kind of animated Bartlett's Quotations - that is, as handy source material with which to illustrate, rather than challenge, preconceived views.
James Fallows

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
William Feather

Quotation ... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium.
Henry W. Fowler

If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names.
Elaine Gill

Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.
Louise Guiney

A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.
Robert M. Hamilton

He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
Rudyard Kipling

Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything.
Andre Malraux

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
H. L. Mencken

To be amused by what you read--that is the great spring of happy quotations.
C. E. Montague

I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express.
Caldwell O'Keefe

I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things.
Dorothy Parker

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.
Hesketh Pearson

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
Orson Welles

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