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1. "Denial is commonly found among persons with dissociative disorders. My favorite quotation from such a client is, "We are not multiple, we made it all up." I have heard this from several different clients. When I hear it, I politely inquire, "And who is we?"
Author: Alison Miller
2. "Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another."
Author: Ambrose Bierce
3. "I'm a great believer in the direct quote in quotation marks and the hard fact."
Author: Andrew Marr
4. "It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!"
Author: Anna Garlin Spencer
5. "In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera."
Author: Arthur Miller
6. "A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority."
Author: Brendan Francis
7. "Only the "˜intercourse' part." Miranda makes quotation marks with her fingers. "Why do they call it intercourse anyway? It makes it sound like it's some kind of conversation. Which it isn't. It's penetration, pure and simple. There's no give-and-take involved.""It's an act of war," Miranda objects, getting heated."The penis is saying, "˜Let me in,' and the vagina is saying, "˜Get the hell away from me, creep."
Author: Candace Bushnell
8. "The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting."
Author: Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
9. "To be amused at what you read - that is the great spring of quotation."
Author: Charles Edward Montague
10. "Kyle stepped into Cole's chest, and he wrapped his arms around her. They fit together like two quotation marks."
Author: Debra Anastasia
11. "I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking."
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
12. "I like commas. I detest semi-colons - I don't think they belong in a story. And I gave up quotation marks long ago. I found I didn't need them, they were fly-specks on the page."
Author: E. L. Doctorow
13. "In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
14. "LIBERATION LEADS TO LIBERATION. These are the first words of truth — not truth in quotation marks but truth in the real meaning of the word; truth which is not merely theoretical, not simply a word, but truth that can be realized in practice. The meaning behind these words may be explained as follows: By liberation is meant the liberation which is the aim of all schools, all religions, at all times. This liberation can indeed be very great. All men desire it and strive after it. But it cannot be attained without the first liberation, a lesser liberation. The great liberation is liberation from influences outside us. The lesser liberation is liberation from influences within us."
Author: G.I. Gurdjieff
15. "Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs."
Author: Guy Debord
16. "I suppose she chose me because she knew my name; as I read the alphabet a faint line appeared between her eyebrows, and after making me read most of My First Reader and the stock-market quotations from The Mobile Register aloud, she discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste. Miss Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me any more, it would interfere with my reading."
Author: Harper Lee
17. "Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted."
Author: Hesketh Pearson
18. "While marriage in the first instance is for the benefit of the contracting parties, both physical, mental, and spiritual, each must take the longer view and realize that the same success or failure in this venture will carry over into the lives of posterity. When people marry, they not only choose companions for life, but they also select the parents for their children and the "stock" for their posterity.[Roy West, Vital Quotations, 223]"
Author: Hugh B. Brown
19. "Bond had taken her to the station and had kissed her once hard on the lips and had gone away. It hadn't been love, but a quotation had come into Bond's mind as his cab moved out of Pennsylvania station: 'Some love is fire, some love is rust. But the finest, cleanest love is lust."
Author: Ian Fleming
20. "Now the situation is different, I admit: I have a wristwatch, I compare the angle of its hands with the angle of all the hands I see; I have an engagement book where the hours of my business appointments are marked down; I have a chequebook on whose stubs I add and subtract numbers. At Penn Station I get off the train, I take the subway, I stand and grasp the strap with one hand to keep my balance while I hold the newspaper up in the other, folded so I can glance over the figures of the stock market quotations: I play the game, in other words, the game of pretending there's an order in the dust, a regularity in the system, or an interpretation of different systems, incongruous but still measurable, so that every graininess of disorder coincides with the faceting of an order which promptly crumbles."
Author: Italo Calvino
21. "Let us being again. To take some examples: why should "literature" still designate that which already breaks away from literature—away from what has always been conceived and signified under that name—or that which, not merely escaping literature, implacably destroys it? (Posed in these terms, the question would already be caught in the assurance of a certain fore-knowledge: can "what has always been conceived and signified under that name" be considered fundamentally homogeneous, univocal, or nonconflictual?) To take other examples: what historical and strategic function should henceforth be assigned to the quotation marks, whether visible or invisible, which transform this into a "book," or which still make the deconstruction of philosophy into a "philosophical discourse"?"
Author: Jacques Derrida
22. "That quotation about not having time to stand and stare has never applied to me. I seem to have spent a good part of my life - probably too much - in just standing and staring and I was at it again this morning."
Author: James Herriot
23. "But from fifteen to seventeen she was in training for a heroine; she read all such works as heroines must read to supply their memories with those quotations which are so serviceable and so soothing in the vicissitudes of their eventful lives."
Author: Jane Austen
24. "Anne could not immediately fall into a quotation again. The sweet scenes of autumn were for a while put by - unless some tender sonnet, fraught with the apt analogy of the declining year, with declining happiness, and the images of youth and hope, and spring, all gone together, blessed her memory."
Author: Jane Austen
25. "Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation."
Author: Janet Malcolm
26. "I love you' is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I."
Author: Jeanette Winterson
27. "I'm sitting opposite you in the bar, waiting for you to uncross your boundaries.I want to rip off your logicand 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."
Author: Jeffrey McDaniel
28. "Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting."
Author: John Green
29. "Life itself is a quotation."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
30. "A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool."
Author: Joseph Roux
31. "They verbally attacked each other with Mao's quotations, making cynical use of his guru-like elusiveness--it was easy to select a quotation of Mao's to suit any situation, or even both sides of the same argument."
Author: Jung Chang
32. "An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence."
Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
33. "I want to have a good vacation before I have to go back home and start my ‘big girl job'," Lori said, nose deep into the visitor's guide, but still making the air quotations around her words."
Author: Lindsay Chamberlin
34. "Hegel seems to me to be always wanting to say that things which look different are really the same. Whereas my interest is in showing that things which look the same are really different. I was thinking of using as a motto for my book a quotation from King Lear: 'I'll teach you differences'.... 'You'd be surprised' wouldn't be a bad motto either."
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
35. "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."
Author: Marlene Dietrich
36. "--the two of us snuggled like quotation marks in his room full of words."
Author: Michelle Hodkin
37. "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
Author: Oscar Wilde
38. "Liam was too Scottish-''Oh but so Scottish, Bel! Come on, the bagpipes? The interminable quotations from Braveheart? Anyone who's proud of coming from Scotland obviously has issues-"
Author: Paul Murray
39. "Novels are nice,' my friend said. 'They stop.' He waggled his fingers to make quotation marks in the air. 'They say, 'The End.' Very nice. A marvelous invention. Here we have stories, but never 'The End."
Author: Philip Gourevitch
40. "Success will not come when you read success Quotations .It won't leave once you inspired and apply it."
Author: Pradeep
41. "Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
42. "I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence."
Author: Robert Burns
43. "He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors."
Author: Rudyard Kipling
44. "These works are handed down from teacher to pupil, from parent to child, almost without question, like DNA. They are memorized, recited, discussed in book reports, included in university entrance exams, and once the student is grown up, they become a source for quotation. They are made into movies again and again, they are parodied, and inevitably they become the object of ambitious young writers' revolt and contempt."
Author: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
45. "And I promise myself then, in that moment, that I will hold him forever, just like this, until all the pain and torture and suffering is gone, until he's given a chance to live the kind of life where no one can wound him this deeply ever again.And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose.It's time, I think, to break free."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
46. "Sunday was the normal day for the political awareness session at sea. Ordinarily Putin would have officiated, reading some Pravada editorials, followed by selected quotations from the works of Lenin and a discussion of the lessons to be learned from the readings. It is very much like a church service."
Author: Tom Clancy
47. "Hiding behind the mask of a quotation, using someone else's words to bolster our own softly blooming emotions."
Author: Vicki Pettersson
48. "A book of quotations is one which is filled with God's wisdom for a happy life."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
49. "A quotation in the right place at the right time is like water in a desert."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
50. "To mention Boston we use 'Boston' or a synonym, and to mention 'Boston' we use ' 'Boston' ' or a synonym. ' 'Boston' ' contains six letters and just one pair of quotation marks; 'Boston' contains six letters and no quotation marks; and Boston contains some 800,000 people."
Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

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