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

 

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

 

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I improve on misquotation.
~ Cary Grant

 

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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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I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow.
~ Woodrow T. Wilson

 

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

 

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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 quote others in order to better express myself.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
~ Seneca

 

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I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
~ Cliff Fadiman

 

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In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.
~ John Selden

 

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In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse.
~ Evelyn Waugh

 

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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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It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
~ Tom Stoppard

 

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Life itself is a quotation.
~ Jorge Luis Borges

 

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Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
~ Hesketh Pearson

 

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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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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Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

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