One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
Author: William R. Alger (1822-1905)
Profession: American Writer
Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara... are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport.
Author: Saul Alinsky (1909-1972)
Profession: American Radical Activist
When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Profession: American Author
The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
Author: Robert Benchley (1889-1945)
Profession: American Humorist, Critic, Parodist
Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)
Profession: German Critic, Philosopher
The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
Life itself is a quotation.
Author: Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)
Profession: Argentinean Author
Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)
Profession: American Author, Lawyer
I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
Author: Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Profession: Scottish Poet
I must claim the quoter's privilege of giving only as much of the text as will suit my purpose, said Tan-Chun. If I told you how it went on, I should end up by contradicting myself!
Author: Cao Xueqin (1715-1763)
Profession: Chinese Writer
A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.
Author: Robert Chapman
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.
Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have not the time nor means to get more.
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher
That is the point of quotations. One can use another's words to be insulting.
Author: Amanda Cross