quote by Martin Gardner

Wouldn't the sentence 'I want to put a hyphen between the words Fish and And and And and Chips in my Fish-and-Chips sign' have been clearer if quotation marks had been placed before Fish, and between Fish and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and Chips, as well as after Chips?

— Martin Gardner

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Liberals dispute that Reagan won the Cold War on the basis of their capacity to put mocking quotation marks around the word, won. That's pretty much the full argument: Restate a factual proposition with sneering quote marks.


Quotation marks quote It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without acc
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose.

Quotation marks quote  3 lessons to be learn from a Pencil.Pain always sharpens you!Everything you do
3 lessons to be learn from a Pencil.Pain always sharpens you!Everything you do leaves a mark!What's inside you is useful, not what's outside!
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I want to rip off your logic and make passionate sense to you.

I want to ride in the swing of your hips. My fingers will dig in you like quotation marks, blazing your limbs into parts of speech.

Most of all I like "bad" lines, that is those considered bad, in my opinion unjustly, by theory. The reason for the last quotation marks is that most so-called theory is only a collection of examples from master practice.

It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain


Quotation marks quote An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

If you use a colloquialism or a slang word or phrase, simply use it;

do not draw attention to it by enclosing it in quotation marks. To do so is to put on airs, as though you were inviting the reader to join you in a select society of those who know better.

In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.

We are cooling. We are not warming. The warming you see out there, the supposed warming, and I use my finger quotation marks here, is part of the cooling process.

Quotation marks quote Today let your identity be a giant question mark...
Today let your identity be a giant question mark...
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Avoid overuse of 'quotation “marks.”'

We built [socialistic society] for the sake of real personal liberty, liberty without quotation marks.


When I decided to stop using quotation marks, it presented technical challenges: you have to conceive of dialogue differently and structure it differently for this to work. So I had a new problem, which makes writing interesting again.

Quotation marks quote Press forward. Do not stop. Do not linger in your journey, but strive for the ma
Press forward. Do not stop. Do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.

Authors hide their big thefts by putting small ones between quotation marks.

I like commas. I detest semi-colons — I don’t think they belong in a story. And I gave up quotation marks long ago. I found I didn’t need them, they were fly-specks on the page.

I was the type who looked at discussions of What Is Truth only with a view toward correcting the manuscript. If you were to quote "I am that I am," for example, I thought that the fundamental problem was where to put the comma, inside the quotation marks or outside.

There is no way you can use the word “reality” without quotation marks around it.


One thing that drives me nuts... well, let me ask you, when writers write do they not use quotation marks anymore?

I know people are really interested in everything that the celebrities are doing, even if you don't consider yourself a "celebrity." What always would drive me crazy is - I took ethics classes in college - and it always amazes me how there would blatantly be something that I did not say in quotation marks. If you're putting quotation marks around it, it better be exactly what that person said.

I've always hated quotation marks: they're ugly on the page and they classify the text for you, putting dialogue in one box and narration in another.

For me, it's a way to find a fiction within a fiction.

To find a way to uncover that blunder within the "lie," because when you look closer, every "lie" - and I say that with quotation marks - can be much more complicated. Because that is what fiction is: it's probably the least important thing in the world. It's rich, but it is put-on, it passes the time. It borrows from the world, but it does not invent it.

I don't want to use quotation marks anymore, I've gone back and forth with them.

In Ghosts, I didn't use them, for instance, all the way back in the early eighties.


I took ethics classes in college, and it always amazes me how they [tabloids] will blatantly say something that I did not say, in quotation marks. The first thing that we learned in ethics is that you better have it right. If you're putting quotation marks around something, it better be exactly what that person said.

In the museums, everything is in quotation marks.

Quotation marks quotato marks! Bah!

In a print interview, as you may or may not know, they [editors] can do whatever they want. And they do. This is why most people are more hesitant to do print, because they can change it, and they do change it. They even change things that are in quotation marks, which is a pet peeve of mine. I've said to numerous reporters, "Would you read me back my direct quotes?" And they always say no. They always say that's against the policy.

Next to the semi-colon, quotation marks seem to be the chief butts of reformatory ardor.


Beware the writer who always encloses the word *reality* in quotation marks: He's trying to slip something over on you. Or into you.

Like italics and hyphens, quotation marks are to be used as sparingly as possible. They should light the way, not darken it.