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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2002 1:07 pm 
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Hi everyone, :D
I'm doing a speech in class about quotations and how much I enjoy them! There is one quote that is something like, "Quotations are only spoken by those who have no ideas themselves" or something like that. Does anyone know what it is? :!: :?: And: If you have any other ideas for my speech I'd greatly appreciate them!

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I don't recognize that one offhand, but we have a whole bunch of quotations about quotations here:

http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/quotations/

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You are probably thinking of a "tagline," it is not a quotation.
Here are some examples of it:

Quotations are for people who are not saying things worth quoting
Quotations are for people who don't say things themselves worth quoting
Quotations are for people who never say things worth quoting
http://www.taglinesgalore.com/tags/q.html

"Quotations are for people who can't think for themselves."
- Joe Duong (well, okay, maybe this one's a quote, but I've never heard of Joe Duong)
http://www3.sympatico.ca/jtlaw/quotes.txt

"Famous quotations are for people who have nothing of their own to say,
so be sure to use a lot of them."
-The Onion: Pisces
http://home.uchicago.edu/~xxu3/quotes.html


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Here are two that fit the sentiment:

"She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- W.Somerset Maugham

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." -- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)


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I would disagree that quotations are for people who don't have anything worthwhile to say. Many authors use quotations at the beginnings of chapters.

I use quotations or original remarks in day to day conversation. People ask such simple questions.

"How are you doing?"
Me? I feel as strong as seasoned hickory. (A Phantom Delta Original)

"What do you know?"
I don't know much and I'm trying to sell what I do know. (My Dad's favorite line.)

"Where are you going?"
Me? I'm going where the water taste like wine!" (John S.)

"Where will you spend eternity?"
Me? H*** if I know!

"Did you catch any fish?"
Me? I caught one that was as big as Memphis!


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