Monday, February 06, 2006


I've never owned a book of quotations . . . until now. As I've mentioned before, I'm such a fan of Garner's Modern American Usage, published by Oxford University Press (and also of the OXFORD AMERICAN Writer's Thesaurus), that I decided to take them up on their offer of a 50% discount on their Dictionary of Quotations.

Lets see what the book has to say about "quotations":

He swathed himself in quotations--as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors. --Rudyard Kipling

People who like quotations love meaningless generalizations. --Graham Greene

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

I always have a quotation for everyting--it saves original thinking. --Dorothy Sayers

Yes. Well. Quite.

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