„It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.“

—  Winston Churchill, Chapter 9 (Education At Bangalore).
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„I heard the quotation read in a summary of the speech. I thought the words sounded familiar and suddenly it dawned on me that they were out of my little book.“

—  Minnie Haskins British poet and sociologist 1875 - 1957
Her reaction on hearing her poem. Daily Telegraph, 16 Aug 2008 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherhowse/3561497/At-the-Gate-of-the-Year.html

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„People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

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„The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted.“

—  Carl Van Doren American biographer 1885 - 1950
Context: 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. As quoted in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1941) by Alice Mary Smyth, p. vii

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„The Quantum Universe has a quotation from me in every chapter — but it's a damn good book anyway.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988
Review blurb for the first edition of The Quantum Universe http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521564573 (1987)

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„"Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation" yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation.“

—  Willard van Orman Quine American philosopher and logician 1908 - 2000
Quine's paradox, in "The Ways of Paradox" in "The Ways of Paradox and other Essays" (1976)

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„Be careful--with quotations, you can damn anything.“

—  André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976

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„I hate quotations.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

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„I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Context: Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know. May 1849: This is a remark Emerson wrote referring to the unreliability of second hand testimony and worse upon the subject of immortality. It is often taken out of proper context, and has even begun appearing on the internet as "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know" or sometimes just "I hate quotations".