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Dictionary of quotations

– Searchable and browsable database of quotations with author and subject indexes. Quotes from famous political leaders, authors, and literature. A quotation is the repetition of a sentence, phrase, or passage from speech or text that someone has said or written. Quotations are often used as a literary device to represent someone’s point of view. They are also widely used in spoken language when an interlocutor wishes to present a proposition that they have come to know via hearsay.


are used for a variety of reasons: to illuminate the meaning or to support the arguments of the work in which it is being quoted, to provide direct information about the work being quoted (whether in order to discuss it, positively or negatively), to pay homage to the original work or author, to make the user of the quotation seem well-read, and/or to comply with copyright law.
Quotations are also commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader.


Quotation dictionary

with the first edition appearing in 2008. Dictionary of quotes your source for quotations from famous people and literature. Search or browse over82,611 quotes from hundreds of authors.

Famous quotations are frequently collected in books that are sometimes called quotation dictionaries or treasuries. Of these, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, The Yale Book of Quotations and The Macmillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases are considered among the most reliable and comprehensive sources. A bibliographic citation is a reference to a book, article, web page, or other published item.

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    “I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.”

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    We aren’t responsible for any errors in quotations or incorrect attributions : Many quotations are routinely incorrect or attributed to the wrong authors, and quotations from obscure or unknown writers are often attributed to far more famous writers.

    Quotation is the repetition or copy of someone else’s statement or thoughts. Diaries and calendars often include quotations for entertainment or inspirational purposes, and small, dedicated sections in newspapers and weekly magazines—with recent quotations by leading personalities on current topics—have also become commonplace.