quotations

A Quote by Gelett Burgess on quotations

Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"- I'm sorry, now, I wrote it! But I can tell you, anyhow, I'll kill you if you quote it.

Gelett Burgess (1866 - 1951)

Source: Cinq Ans Aprés, 1914

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A Quote by Edward Young on immortality, learning, and quotations

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 89.

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on necessity and quotations

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Quotation and Originality.

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A Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers on absence, originality, quotations, and thought

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957)

Source: Lord Peter Wimsey, character in ten novels

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A Quote by Doctor Who on change, good, and quotations

What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?

Doctor Who

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A Quote by Dan Quayle on college, familiarity, friendship, mind, presidency, quotations, vices, and winning

What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while speaking to the United Negro College Fund, 5/9/89 This gem has been added toBartlett's "Familiar Quotations."

Dan Quayle (1947 -)

Source: (reported in Esquire, 8/92) (reported in the NY Times, 12/9/92)

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A Quote by Clifton Fadiman on helpful and quotations

I think we must . . . quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.

Clifton Fadiman (1904 - 1999)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on god, quotations, and thought

A great thought is a great boon, for which God is to be first thanked, then he who is the first to utter it, and then in a lessor, but still in a considerable degree, the man who is the first to quote it to us.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Carl Van Doren on familiarity, literature, quotations, and speech

The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. . . . Some have passed over from literature into speech.

Carl Van Doren (1885 - 1950)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on experience, quotations, and wisdom

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

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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