On Quotations

‘Quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.’
— Ambrose Bierce

‘Life itself is a quotation.’
— Jorge Luis Borges

‘It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.’
— Winston Churchill

‘The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.’
— Benjamin Disraeli

‘I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.’
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.’
— Jean Rostand

‘The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.’
— W. Somerset Maugham

‘Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.’
— Simeon Strunsky

‘Nothing is said that has not been said before.’
— Publius Terence

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