In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse.
Author: Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)
Profession: British Novelist
Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
Author: Orson Welles (1915-1985)
Profession: American Film Maker
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Author: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
Profession: British Mathematician, Philosopher
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)
Profession: British Author, Wit
I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow.
Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)
Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
Author: Lord Peter Wimsey
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats --and one always secretes too much jelly.
Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Profession: British Novelist, Essayist
Some, for renown, on scraps of learning dote, and think they grow immortal as they quote.
Author: Edward Young (1683-1765)
Profession: British Poet, Dramatist