Quotation Explorer - 'Quotation'

QUOTATION, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. Intent on making his quotation truer, He sought the page infallible of Brewer, Then made a solemn vow that we would be Condemned eternally. Ah, me, ah, me! Stumpo Gaker - Ambrose Bierce
What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it? - Doctor Who
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. - Joseph Roux
A quotation can often give the best advice. - Chris Mentillo
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. - Ambrose Bierce
The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize. - Benjamin Disraeli
I always have a quotation for everything, it saves original thinking. - Dorothy L. Sayers
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. - W. Somerset Maugham
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde
I want to rip off your logic and make passionate sense to you. I want to ride in the swing of your hips. My fingers will dig in you like quotation marks, blazing your limbs into parts of speech. - Jeffrey McDaniel
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. - Samuel Johnson
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. - Benjamin Disraeli
"Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation" yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation.
Life itself is a quotation. - Jorge Luis Borges
A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority. - Brendan Francis
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. - Oscar Wilde
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay an author. - Samuel Johnson
A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion. - Robert Chapman
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language. - Samuel Johnson
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