— André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976
— 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
— Isaac D'Israeli British writer 1766 - 1848
Curiosities of Literature (1791–1834), Quotation; since at least 1986 a paraphrased form misattributed to his son Benjamin Disraeli has often been quoted: "The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations."
— Samuel Johnson, livro A Dictionary of the English Language
A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), Preface http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/preface.html
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
"A Short Essay on Critics" in Papers on Literature and Art (1846), p. 5.
„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 S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
My Early Life: A Roving Commission (1930), Chapter 9 (Education At Bangalore).
„It had become clear that the itemized changes experimentally imposed, although they could perhaps be used to account for minor differences between one period and another, yet could not be used to explain the major change - the continually increasing production. This steady increase as represented by all the contemporary records seemed to ignore the experimental changes in its upward development.“
— Elton Mayo Australian academic 1880 - 1949
The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilisation, (1933), p. 65, chapter 3: The Hawthorne experiment Western Electric Company
„The pope understands this eternal truth: Societies cannot endure for long without a belief in God and a submission to His will. We are ignoring him at our peril.“
— Jeffrey T. Kuhner American journalist 1969
Real Conservative Vision http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/01/a-real-conservative-vision/A,Washington Times, 2009-8-9.
„Will the great poet come who shall settle the boundaries of belief and render it eternal, the poet who will be, not a fool, not an ignorant orator, but a wise man, the great inexorable poet?“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
The Inferno (1917), Ch. XIV, Context: I thought of all those wise men, poets, artists before me who had suffered, wept, and smiled on the road to truth. I thought of the Latin poet who wished to reassure and console men by showing them truth as unveiled as a statue. A fragment of his prelude came to my mind, learned long ago, then dismissed and lost like almost everything that I had taken the pains to learn up till then. He said he kept watch in the serene nights to find the words, the poem in which to convey to men the ideas that would deliver them. For two thousand years men have always had to be reassured and consoled. For two thousand years I have had to be delivered. Nothing has changed the surface of things. The teachings of Christ have not changed the surface of things, and would not even if men had not ruined His teachings so that they can no longer follow them honestly. Will the great poet come who shall settle the boundaries of belief and render it eternal, the poet who will be, not a fool, not an ignorant orator, but a wise man, the great inexorable poet? I do not know, although the lofty words of the man who died in the boarding-house have given me a vague hope of his coming and the right to adore him already.
— Joseph Roux 1834 - 1905
Meditations of a Parish Priest (1866), Part 1, LXXIV
— Thomas William Parsons American writer 1819 - 1892
— David Lodge writer 1935
Small World (1984), Part IV, ch. 1, p. 245.
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
Anathemas and Admirations (1987)
„Quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated.“
— Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
Short Stories, [1926, August, The Creative Impulse, Harper's Bazar, 41, 0017-7873, Hearst Corp., New York] Revised with quotation in the 1931 compilation Six Stories Written in the First Person Singular. Often misattributed to George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde
— Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784
Vol IV, May 8, 1781
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
1820s, Journals (1822–1863), 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".
„I am only too aware that I am open to Rees's Second Law of Quotation: "However sure you are that you have attributed a quotation correctly, an earlier source will be pointed out to you."“
— Nigel Rees British writer and broadcaster 1944
Brewer's Quotations (London: Cassell, 1994), p. x.