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    I must claim the quoter's privilege of giving only as much of the text as will suit my purpose, said Tan-Chun. If I told you how it went on, I should end up by contradicting myself!

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A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the read more

A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.

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The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.

The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.

by Bible Found in: Books and reading Quotes,
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Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear.

Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear.

by Ihab Hassan Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying read more

I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored.

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To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking -- and since it cannot, in order read more

To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking -- and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence.

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It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before read more

It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.

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Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.

Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.

by Dawn Adams Found in: Books and reading Quotes,
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I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. •George Bernard Shaw It is better to read more

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. •George Bernard Shaw It is better to be quotable than to be honest. •Tom Stoppard Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. •Orson Welles Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.

Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.

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