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I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
My job involves searching for 'lost' quotations - that is, trying to find out who came up with a quotable saying that lingers in someone's mind and which they wish to use for their own purpose and which they cannot find in conventional dictionaries of quotation.
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.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
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.
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats - and one always secretes too much jelly.
I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
The taste for quotations (and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste.
The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells, but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant.
It is always the same: women bedeck themselves with jewels and furs, and men with wit and quotations.
I love reference books, especially collections of memorable quotations, world almanacs, and atlases. Facts to me are like candy or popcorn, small, tasty delights, and I like to gorge on them now and then.
They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies... the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you.
Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.
In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
I'd lived by quotations, practically all my life.
Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting.
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
Quotations, like much better things, has its abuses.
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything.
Thomas Love Peacock
John F. Kennedy
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