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Samuel Johnson :
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
[Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Dictionary of the English Language, preface (1755).]
Alexander Smith :
To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
[Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "Men of Letters," (1863).]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Journal entry, 1867. Journals, vol. 16, eds. Ronald Bosco and Glen Johnson (1982). The passage later appeared in Letters and Social Aims, "Quotation and Originality" (1876), in which Emerson commented, "By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote."]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Journal entry, May 1849. Journals (1909-1914).]
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Jorge Luis Borges :
Life itself is a quotation.
[Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. Quoted in Baudrillard, Cool Memories, ch. 5 (1987, trans. 1990). Heard by Jean Baudrillard at a lecture given in Paris.]
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Thomas Love Peacock :
A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, no book—it is a plaything.
[Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Dr. Folliot, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 9 (1831).]
Samuel Johnson :
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
[Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, May 8, 1781 (1791).]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
As long as our people quote English standards they dwarf their own proportions.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Power," The Conduct of Life (1860).]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
I quote another man's saying; unluckily, that other withdraws himself in the same way, and quotes me.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).]
Mason Cooley :
In the museums, everything is in quotation marks.
[Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).]
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