Quotes: quotations

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  • Thomas Love Peacock
    Thomas Love Peacock
    English novelist, poet, and official 1785-1866
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    A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything.
  • Thomas Love Peacock
    Thomas Love Peacock
    English novelist, poet, and official 1785-1866
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    A book that furnishes no quotations is no book, it is a plaything.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
  • Apt quotations carry conviction.
  • André Malraux
    André Malraux
    French writer and politician (ps. of A. Berger 1901-1976
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    Be careful - with quotations, you can damn anything.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
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    He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

    Source: My early life (1930)

  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Luminous quotations alone, by their interest, for the dullness of an inferior book, and add to the value of a superior work by the variety which they lend to its style and treatment.
  • Orson Welles
    Orson Welles
    American film maker 1915-1985
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    Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats -and one always secretes too much jelly.
  • Guy Debord
    Guy Debord
    French philosopher 1931-
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    Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
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