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

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted. (Fred Allen)

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living. (W. H. Auden)

- Familiar Quotations...
I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own. (John Bartlett)

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority. (Brendan Francis Behan)

The surest way to make a monkey out of man is to quote him. (Robert Benchley)

-The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. (Ambrose Bierce)

Life itself is a quotation. (Jorge Luis Borges)

Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit. (Christian Nestell Bovee)

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

-English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, 1809
With just enough of learning to misquote. (Lord Byron)

Reading inspirational and motivational quotes daily is like taking my vitamins. (Rosanne Cash)

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

The quotations when engraved upon the memory give good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. (Winston Churchill)

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. (Isaac D'israeli)

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)

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Authors hide their big thefts by putting small ones between quotation marks. (Paul Eldridge)

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations. (George Eliot)

Maxims are often quoted by those who stand in more need of their application. (James Ellis)

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

We prefer to believe that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source. (Clifton Fadiman)

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)

The Quantum Universe has a quotation from me in every chapter - but it's a damn good book anyway. (Richard Feynman)

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. (Anatole France)

When you take somebody's quote out of context, which happens all the time, nobody's ever going to go and do the research on their own and figure out that you got it wrong. (Thomas Frank)

Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. (Benjamin Franklin)

Please don't ask me where I find quotations. They suddenly appear in front of me when I'm reading, and once entered into my files their birthplace is lost in the darkness... (Derek Franklin)

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life's most important lessons, we can all use a gentle reminder. (Criswell Freeman)

Public intellectuals are often put in the position of having their words, no matter how off-the-cuff, treated as doctrine. (Roxane Gay)

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)

People who like quotes love meaningless generalizations. (Henry Graham Greene)

But sometimes motivational quotes are really no more than a bunch of words strung together that sound good - but steer you wrong. (Dr. John Grohol)

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

People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done. (Cullen Hightower)

The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name. (Aldous Huxley)

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language. (Samuel Johnson)

I don't like doing interviews. There is always the problem of being misquoted or, what's even worse, of being quoted exactly. (Stanley Kubrick)

A good quotation gets out the mental screwdriver and adjusts the setscrew. (Joan Larsen)

You can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything. (Peter McWilliams)

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

To be amused at what you read – that is the great spring of quotation. (Charles Edward Montague)

I quote others in order to better express myself. (Michel de Montaigne)

I use a lot of quotes within my art as well as writing them all over the walls of my house. I figure that's what they are there for – the walls that is. (Jodi Mullen)

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

A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, not a book – it's a plaything. (Thomas Love Peacock)

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

If you take my sayings and explode them in the air, they remain only sayings. But if you fit them together in their correct places, you will have the whole story. (Pablo Picasso)

The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is. (Mary Pettibone Poole)

I didn't say that I didn't say it. I said that I didn't say that I said it. I want to make that very clear. (George Romney)

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said. (Jean Rostand)

There are few writers of note, of any country or of any age, from whom quotations might not be made in proof of the love with which they regarded Nature. (Bernardin de Saint-Pierre)

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Dorothy Leigh Sayers)

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. (George Bernard Shaw)

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. (Alexander Smith)

Quotes from other artists, alive and dead, can give students important insights into the creative process. (Honoria Starbuck)

It's better to be quotable than to be honest. (Tom Stoppard)

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly. (Simeon Strunsky)

I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him. (Studs Terkel)

In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice. (Evelyn Waugh)

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

I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether. (Alfred North Whitehead)

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. (Oscar Wilde)

Quotes are like cayenne pepper or some other strong spice: a little goes a long way, and too much is a disaster. (Ben Yagoda)

When they had finished they made me take notes of whatever conversation they had quoted, so that I might have the exact words, and got up to go... (William Butler Yeats)

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, / And think they grow immortal as they quote. (Edward Young)