One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Our best thoughts come from others.
The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it.
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The next best thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.
Life itself is a quotation.
I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow.
When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying.
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book -- it is a plaything.
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
I quote others in order to better express myself.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
He wrapped himself in quotations
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara.
.. are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport.
Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
One whom it is easier to hate, but still easier to quote--Alexander Pope.
It is important to say all the great thoughts again, without knowing that they have already been said.
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything.
After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned.
A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Though collecting quotations could be considered as merely an ironic mimetism
A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished.
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats --and one always secretes too much jelly.
In this new book, I open with a Hebrew quotation nobody is able to understand.
This is in order to say, O.K., do you want to play this game? You are my friend, and we go. Otherwise, too bad for me or for you. I think it is untrue that my books are impenetrable. On the contrary, I think I am a sort of great vulgarizer. I put down certain difficult stuff, but I give my readers clues to understand what this kind of stuff is.
As the Arab proverb says, The dog barks and the caravan passes.
After having dropped this quotation, Mr. Norpois stopped to judge the effect it had on us. It was great; the proverb was known to us: it had been replaced that year among men of high worth by this other: Whoever sows the wind reaps the storm, which had needed some rest since it was not as indefatigable and hardy as, Working for the King of Prussia.
Aphorisms are essentially an aristocratic genre of writing.
The aphorist does not argue or explain, he asserts; and implicit in his assertion is a conviction that he is wiser and more intelligent than his readers.
The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Ah, yes, I wrote the Purple Cow -- I'm sorry, now, I wrote it! But I can tell you, anyhow, I'll kill you if you quote it.
I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
Collecting quotations is an insidious, even embarrassing habit, like ragpicking or hoarding rocks or trying on other people's laundry. I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy. I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth.
I must claim the quoter's privilege of giving only as much of the text as will suit my purpose, said Tan-Chun. If I told you how it went on, I should end up by contradicting myself!
Most anthologists of quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters;
first picking the best ones and winding up by eating everything.
A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.
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.'
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.