Famous Quotes About Quotations

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1. "Be careful--with quotations, you can damn anything."
Author: André Malraux
2. "In the dime stores and bus stations/ People talk of situations/ Read books, repeat quotations/ Draw conclusions on the wall"
Author: Bob Dylan
3. "The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting."
Author: Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
4. "Can't you imagine? Haven't you told her about the place enough?" He tried the handle again, as if that could change anything. Meggie had covered the whole door with quotations. They looked to him now like magic spells written on the white paint in childish hand. Take me to another world! Go on! I know you can do it. My father has shown me how. Odd that your heart didn't simply stop when it hurt so much."
Author: Cornelia Funke
5. "I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things."
Author: Dorothy Parker
6. "I remember the will said, 'May God thy gold refine.' That must be from the Bible.""Shakespeare," Turtle said. All quotations were either from the Bible or Shakespeare."
Author: Ellen Raskin
7. "Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs."
Author: Guy Debord
8. "After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations."
Author: H.L. Mencken
9. "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
10. "Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted."
Author: Hesketh Pearson
11. "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
12. "Each day he made attempts … but produced nothing but quotations, thinly or well disguised, of his own work. Nothing sprang free of its own idiom, its own authority, to offer the element of surprise that would be the guarantee of originality."
Author: Ian McEwan
13. "Quotations, like much better things, has its abuses."
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
14. "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
15. "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
16. "I did not buy a book called Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen Donaldson, which has the temerity to compare itself, on the front cover, to 'Tolkien at his best.' The back cover attributes the quote to the Washington Post, a newspaper whose quotations will always damn a book for me from now on. How dare they? And how dare the publishers? It isn't a comparison anyone could make, except to say 'Compared to Tolkien at his best, this is dross.' I mean you could say that even about really brilliant books like A Wizard of Earthsea. I expect Lord Foul's Bane (horrible title, sounds like a Conan book) is more like Tolkien at his worst, which would be the beginning of The Simarillion.The thing about Tolkien, about The Lord of the Rings, is that it's perfect."
Author: Jo Walton
17. "Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting."
Author: John Green
18. "Take all of your wasted honorEvery little past frustrationTake all of your so-called problems,Better put 'em in quotations"
Author: John Mayer
19. "Some quotations," said Zellaby, "are greatly improved by lack of context."
Author: John Wyndham
20. "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
21. "Ah". Tzimisces smiled. "Let me guess. Flowery periphrases, back-to-back literary allusions and quotations from thousand-year-old authors. A marked reluctance to use one word when twelve can be jammed in if you sit on the lid."
Author: K.J. Parker
22. "Let me just say something that I forgot, I also hoped and this was very true in the beginning - that this would also be a place that people would be able to walk in to the fountain and use it in a nice way of reading and examining the quotations on the blocks."
Author: Lawrence Halprin
23. "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
24. "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
25. "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."
Author: Nigel Rees
26. "And now, let us go out on the terrace where 'droops the milk-white peacock like a ghost,' while the evening star 'washes the dusk with silver.' At twilight nature becomes a wonderfully suggestive effect, and is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets."
Author: Oscar Wilde
27. "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
28. "Success will not come when you read success Quotations .It won't leave once you inspired and apply it."
Author: Pradeep
29. "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
30. "The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture."
Author: Roland Barthes
31. "I reminded you I studied literature, didn't I? I've had an endless supply of quotations at my disposal, but they had always highlighted the inadequacy of my life rather than providing an uplifting literary score to it."
Author: Rosamund Lupton
32. "He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors."
Author: Rudyard Kipling
33. "Oh, I don't read. I skulk about in search of quotations that might make me appear educated."
Author: Tasha Alexander
34. "A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything."
Author: Thomas Love Peacock
35. "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
36. "At the end of my patient reconstruction, I had before me a kind of lesser library, a symbol of the greater, vanished one: a library made up of fragments, quotations, unfinished sentences, amputated stumps of books."
Author: Umberto Eco
37. "Quotations in conversation are torches in darkness."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
38. "A book of quotations is one which is filled with God's wisdom for a happy life."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
39. "It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."
Author: Winston Churchill

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