Quotations on Quotation

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Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Act, Quotation, Words)

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
- Brendan Francis
(Keywords: Authority, Quotation, Speech)

Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Men, Literary, Quotation, World)

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Keywords: Pretty, Quotation, Wit)

In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
- Arthur Miller
(Keywords: Quotation, Theater)

To be amused at what you read - that is the great spring of quotation.
- Charles Edward Montague
(Keywords: Quotation, Spring)

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
- Joseph Roux
(Keywords: Fool, Man, Quotation, Wit)

I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.
- Dorothy L. Sayers
(Keywords: Quotation, Thinking)

It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Keywords: Error, Forget, Man, Old, Quotation, Woman)

In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice.
- Evelyn Waugh
(Keywords: Dying, Quotation, Vice, World)

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Quotation, Wit)









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