Some Best Quotations


Quotations are best brought in to confirm some opinion controverted. Jonathan Swift

Some lines are born quotations, some are made quotations, and some have "quotation" thrust upon them. Gary Saul Morson

Some lines are born quotations, some are made quotations, and some have quotation thrust upon them. Gary Saul Morson

We sometimes think of quotations as extracts from larger texts, but some quotations originated complete unto themselves. Gary Saul Morson

Most anthologists of poetry or quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters, first picking the best and ending by eating everything. Nicolas Chamfort

Some quotations," said Zellaby, "are greatly improved by lack of context. John Wyndham

Below are some quotations along these lines. Select a quote for your Gothic Myspace layout or contribute one of your own. Laura Ramirez

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations. George Eliot

The next best thing to saying a good thing yourself is to quote one. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions that have obscured the true ones. They have passed over from literature into speech. Carl Clinton Van Doren

Looking for a cricket quote for inspiration? Or, maybe a cricket quote to make you laugh? Check out this collection of the best cricket quotations. John Arlott

[On collectors of quotations:] How far our literature may in future suffer from these blighting swarms, will best be conceived by a glance at what they have already withered and blasted of the favourite productions of our most popular poets ... Maria Edgeworth

Quotes are like cayenne pepper or some other strong spice: a little goes a long way, and too much is a disaster. Ben Yagoda

The ancients, who in these matters were not perhaps such blockheads as some may conceive, considered poetical quotation as one of the requisite ornaments of oratory. Isaac D'Israeli

Let's have some new cliches. Samuel Goldwyn

You can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything. Peter Mcwilliams

Don't just count your years, make your years count. Ernest Myers

I have a big collection of quotation programs...In particular, I like MCR Software's Wisdom of the Ages, which has the best selection of relevant quotes I know. Jerry Pournelle

For some Church members the Book of Mormon remains unread. Others use it occasionally as if it were merely a handy book of quotations. Still others accept and read it but do not really explore and ponder it. The book is to be feasted upon, not nibbled (see 2 Nephi 31:20). Neal A Maxwell

APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom. The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. "The Mad Philosopher," 1697 Ambrose Bierce



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