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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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The words of the world want to make sentences.

The words of the world want to make sentences.

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Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.

Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.

by W. I. E. Gates Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on read more

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

by Gene Fowler Found in: Books and reading Quotes,
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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.

by Winston Churchill Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.

The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.

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To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language read more

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.

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You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writes in the read more

You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writes in the world.

by G. K. Chesterton Found in: Quotes Quotes,
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Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of read more

Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why --but the editorialists forget it --terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking.

by John Berger Found in: Books and reading Quotes,
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Quotation... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he read more

Quotation... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium.

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