Quotation Explorer - 'Quotation'

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
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. - W. Somerset Maugham
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. - Oscar Wilde
A quotation can often give the best advice. - Chris Mentillo
I always have a quotation for everything, it saves original thinking. - Dorothy L. Sayers
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
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. - Ambrose Bierce
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
A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion. - Robert Chapman
Life itself is a quotation. - Jorge Luis Borges
What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it? - Doctor Who
A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority. - Brendan Francis
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay an author. - Samuel Johnson
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde
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
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.
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language. - Samuel Johnson
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
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
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde
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