Quotes on Quotes

Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive. - Kenneth Williams

Reading any collection of a man's quotations is like eating the ingredients that go into a stew instead of cooking them together in the pot. You eat all the carrots, then all the potatoes, then the meat. You won't go away hungry, but it's not quite satisfying. - Christopher Buckley

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. - Groucho Marx

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations. - Isaac D'Israeli

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself. - Marlene Dietrich

The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is. - Mary Pettibone Poole

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. - W. Somerset Maugham

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