Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Thoughts Opinions Lives
Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting.
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
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Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Words Act Repeating
[A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business."
(The Record Lie)
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She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Love Joy I
I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.
I want to rip off your logic and make passionate sense to you. I want to ride in the swing of your hips. My fingers will dig in you like quotation marks, blazing your limbs into parts of speech.
I twisted my arm to curl him behind me and he unfolded there, the two of us snuggled like quotation marks in his room full of words.
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A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
thought Originality originality
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.