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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:25 pm 
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probably would be unfeasible as there are so many quotations but why not have a section under the quotation that explains what the quote might mean?

maybe i am just stupid but there are some occasional quotations that I have no idea what it is about.

there is nothing worse than quoting the quotation in an entire wrong context?

my 2 cents heehee

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I think one great thing about quotes is you can decide for yourself what they mean to you... now if you had somebody telling you what they meant, what fun would this be?


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yes, I agree with you both. The fun of quotes is that you can take it however you would like. However, sometimes I wish I knew at least the basis of the what it ment, but I think the purpose is to confuse you sometimes :wink: LoL

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I would try to find what it means to you, Not all people think the ssame and read it the same!!! :wink: :idea:


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I agree that quotations are highly subjective, being taken almost completely out of context and presented as an individual snipet of wisdom or point of interest. And while this does mean that everyone is going to read a quotation differently--as people will read any work of art somewhat differently--and that all interpretations have a certain level of validity, there should also be an element of personal responsibility for self-education when one chooses to quote someone. Someone who takes Shakespeare's "To thine own self be true" as a literal injunction will look foolish to anyone who has actually and thoroughly read Hamlet, just as the character Polonius is generally considered to look foolish when he says it in the play. In short, you create your own reading, but there are good readings and there are bad ones.


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true true
i agree with you all

I guess what I meant is under what circumstances did they say those things.

On magazines, I often see quotations listed with the person's name and in italic they wrote 'this quote was said by this person on this date when he/she was asked this and this'

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well happy quoting!!! cheers!


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