Quotes/Quotes

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    "Why is there a quotes page for Category:Quotes? Isn't that a tad redundant?"

    Reiko Kazama, after having downed the last of a 1.25 litre bottle of Pepsi MAX and finished off the last of my chocolate supply for the day. Guess a mixture of sugar and caffeine gets you in the mood for questioning these things.
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    "Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough."

    Karl Marx‍'‍s last words.
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    "Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote,
    and think they grow immortal as they quote."

    Edward Young
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    "Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly."

    —Simeon Strunsky, No Mean City (1944)
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    "Only damn fools quote themselves."

    —Me
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    Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.

    —Hesketh Pearson, Common Misquotations, Introduction
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    Ah, yes! I wrote "The Purple Cow" --
    I'm sorry now I wrote it!
    But I can tell you anyhow,
    I'll kill you if you quote it!

    —Gelett Burgess
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    I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.

    —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.

    —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Ben Franklin: Treason, eh? <thinks> Treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.
    John Adams: I have better things to do than stand here listening to you quote yourself.
    Ben Franklin: No, that was a new one!

    —from 1776
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    You've got to be careful quoting Ronald Reagan, because when you quote him accurately it's called mudslinging.

    —Walter Mondale
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    Note that at least half of all Category:Quotes entries seemingly have one or more quotes from Warhammer 40,000.

    —Andrew J on the Warhammer 40,000 page example for Trope Overdosed.
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