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One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott

 

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Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
~ William R. Alger

 

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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.
~ Saul Alinsky

 

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When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
~ James Baldwin

 

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The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
~ Robert Benchley

 

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Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
~ Walter Benjamin

 

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The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Life itself is a quotation.
~ Jorge Luis Borges

 

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Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee

 

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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.
~ Burgess (Frank) Gelett

 

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I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
~ Robert Burns

 

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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!
~ Cao Xueqin

 

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A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.
~ Robert Chapman

 

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

 

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Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have not the time nor means to get more.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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That is the point of quotations. One can use another's words to be insulting.
~ Amanda Cross

 

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Too much traffic with a quotation book begets a conviction of ignorance in a sensitive reader. Not only is there a mass of quotable stuff he never quotes, but an even vaster realm of which he has never heard.
~ Robertson Davies

 

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Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
~ Guy Debord

 

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When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
~ Isaac D'Israeli

 

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