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On Quotations...


Why do we like quotes and quotations (and is there a difference?). Quotations cut to the heart of the matter. They make us think. They are the harbingers of change. The encapsulated wisdom they bring jolts us into new ideas and new ways of thinking.

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Quote on quoting and creativity

‘By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

General quotes on quotes

‘Quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.’

Ambrose Bierce

‘Life itself is a quotation.’

Jorge Luis Borges

‘It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.’

Winston Churchill

‘The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.’

Benjamin Disraeli

‘I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.’

Jean Rostand

‘The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.’

W. Somerset Maugham

‘Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.’

Simeon Strunsky

‘Nothing is said that has not been said before.’

Publius Terence



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