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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