quotations

A Quote by Marlene Dietrich on quotations

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.

Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992)

Contributed by: quotesluz

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on quotations, quotes, emerson, wisdom, knowledge, authenticity, truth, and evasion

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know!

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Bob Dylan on books, people, and quotations

People talk over situations,
Read books, repeat quotations,
Draw conclusions on the wall.

Bob Dylan (1941 -)

Source: Love Minus Zero/No Limit

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on quotations and memory

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.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Contributed by: Sadhana

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on life, people, and quotations

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Apple Computers on change, genius, people, quotations, respect, rules, trouble, and world

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Apple Computers

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on inspiration, learning, meetings, quotations, and style

Adlai Stevenson, himself a notable speaker, often reminisced about his last meeting with Churchill. I asked him on whom or what he had based his oratorical style. Churchill replied, "It was an American statesman who inspired me and taught me how to use every note of the human voice like an organ." Winston then to my amazement started to quote long excerpts from Bourke Cockran's speeches of 60 years before. "He was my model," Churchill said. "I learned from him how to hold thousands in thrall."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on quotations

I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked for his final counsel. He replied, "Verify your quotations."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on anxiety, authors, books, familiarity, good, memory, quotations, study, and work

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Roving Commission: My Early Life [1930]

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on ability, quotations, and wit

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

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