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Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.

- Benjamin, Walter
2.

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.

- Joseph Roux
3.

Stay at home in your mind. Donít recite other peopleís opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
4.

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

- Benjamin Disraeli
5.

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.

- Hesketh Pearson
6.

Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
7.

One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats --and one always secretes too much jelly.

- Woolf, Virginia
8.

Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything.

- Andre Malraux
9.

If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names.

- Elaine Gill
10.

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

- Benjamin Disraeli
11.

The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting.

- Amanda Cross
12.

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.

- Baldwin, James
13.

An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly.

- Edwin P. Whipple
14.

He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
15.

We rarely quote nowadays to appeal to authority... though we quote sometimes to display our sapience and erudition. Some authors we quote against. Some we quote not at all, offering them our scrupulous avoidance, and so make them part of our white mythology. Other authors we constantly invoke, chanting their names in cerebral rituals of propitiation or ancestor worship.

- Hassan, Ihab
16.

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

- William Feather
17.

Life itself is a quotation.

- Jorge Luis Borges
18.

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

- Robert Benchley
19.

He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

- Kipling, Rudyard
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That is the point of quotations. One can use another's words to be insulting.

- Cross, Amanda


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