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I've spent hundreds of hours tracing down original works for verification as well as culling hundreds more new entries not on any other website.
With the help of Google Books' digitization of so many old precious texts and my own collection of dusty books, I've added the results of these efforts to my existing lifelong compilation, and there are now nearly nearly entries.
He is indeed correct, and I am grateful to those who came before me and left clues for where to focus some of my searches. As far as I am aware, this page is by far the world's largest collection of quotations about quotations. 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. Ad Augustum," s Quotations will tell the full measure of meaning, if you have enough of them. Reading Henry James, for example, I have muttered to myself, "C'mon, Henry, turn down the brilliance a notch, so I can get some reading done.
Familiar EssaysIt is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion DeVault One of my laws of quotation is that however sure you are that you have attributed a quotation correctly, an earlier source will be pointed out to you.
A great man quotes bravely and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good. Through the centuries quotation collectors have saved quotations that would otherwise be lost.
There is such an endless variety of blossoms on every side—so much to charm the eye, and woo the touch, that he who merely aims at arranging a suitable wreath, is apt to fail, from the very profusion of materials that are scattered around him.
A Dictionary of Quotations I fancy mankind may come, in time, to write all aphoristically, except in narrative; grow weary of preparation, and connection, and illustration, and all those arts by which a big book is made.
For, Quotation must not be confined to passages adduced out of authors. He who cites the opinion, or remark, or saying of another, whether it has been written or spoken, is certainly one who quotes; and this we shall find to be universally practiced. XXII, Quotation is more universal and more ancient than one would perhaps believe.
Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, June He wrapped himself in quotations—as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. I am, I may as well face it, more quotatious than an old stock-market ticker-tape machine, except that you can't unplug me.
Familiar Essays[T]here is no richer treasure than a collection of the beautiful thoughts and maxims of the world's literati Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind. James's Library, I'm discovering that everybody is a closet quotesmith. Just give them a chance. Hamilton What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings—they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them.
None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race, and the man who orders his life according to their teaching cannot go far wrong. How easy that seems! Has any one ever done so?
Has any man ever attained to inner harmony by pondering the experience of others? Not since the world began! He must pass through the fire.
I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy. I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth.is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.
A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift - “A Modest Proposal”, written in by Jonathan Swift, is a fascinating sardonic, irrefutable hyperbole.
schwenkreis.com?ixlib=rb&q=45&auto=format&w=&fit. Satire of a Modest Proposal - Irony is a beautiful technique exercised to convey a message or call a certain group of people to action. This rhetorical skill is artfully used by Jonathan Swift in his pamphlet “A Modest Proposal.”.
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