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Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.

Isaac D'Israeli

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.

Marlene Dietrich

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.

Aldous Huxley

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.


In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse.

Evelyn Waugh

The power of quotation is as dreadful a weapon as any which the human intellect can forge.

John Jay Chapman

Reading any collection of a man's quotations is like eating the ingredients that go into a stew instead of cooking them together in the pot. You eat all the carrots, then all the potatoes, then the meat. You won't go away hungry, but it's not quite satisfying. Only a biography, or autobiography, gives you the hot meal.

Christopher Buckley

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

George Bernard Shaw

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.

Groucho Marx

Quotations from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.

Louise Guiney

Classical quotation is a parole of literary men all over the world.

Samuel Johnson

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.

Hesketh Pearson

The minute you step onstage, you get eight feet taller.

Alice Cooper

I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damned things.

Dorothy Parker
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