Tuesday, October 9, 2007


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

“When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.” -Anatole France

“Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.”-Samuel Johnson

“There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.”-Pierre Bayle

“A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.”-Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Whimsey (fictional detective)

“She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.”-W. Somerset Maugham

"I hate quotation. Tell me what you know."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A short saying oft contains much wisdom.”-Sophocles

“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

"I didn't really say everything I said."-Yogi Berra

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