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A quotation is the repetition of one expression as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed by citation to its original source, and it is indicated by (punctuated with) quotation marks.

A quotation can also refer to the repeated use of units of any other form of expression, especially parts of artistic works: elements of a painting, scenes from a movie or sections from a musical composition.

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  • It needs no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
  • Its fall is entirely owing to itself, the seeds of death were in it from the commencement. The powers of satire and of derision, which it exercised with as little mercy as modesty, have proved, in the result, very humble powers; and after usurping an authority, the most dictatorial and audacious, a general doubt is now expressed as to the ability with which it was at one time supposed to have been conducted. Of this there certainly can be no dispute that it will be difficult to name as many volumes in the English language which afford so few quotable passages; and perhaps there can be no better proof of the original mediocrity of the contributors, whatever may have been the merit of a few occasional articles.
    • Blackwood's Magazine, "Historical View of the Rise, Progress, Decline and Fall of the Edinburgh Review" W. Blackwood (1821) Vol.10 p.680
  • Shall we not rejoice then and revel in the glorious liberty of extract, and quote to the thousandth line? Shall we not have pages like the Pyramids?
    • Samuel Laman Blanchard, Sketches from life (1846)
  • I must stop to lament, that we cannot evince an admiring gratitude towards other excellent things by a like readiness of quotation: that we cannot, for instance, quote a star that we have been watching; or a hue of sunset; or a friend's voice, and his shake of the hand (I had almost said heart); or a beautiful picture...
    • Samuel Laman Blanchard, Sketches from life (1846)
  • A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word just as good.
  • She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit…
  • Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
  • I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if i can remember any of the damn things.
  • The poem, although widely differing in subject from any of Mrs. Lewis' prior compositions, and far superior to any of them in general vigor, artistic skill, and assured certainty of purpose, is nevertheless easily recognizable as the production of the same mind which originated "Florence" and "The Forsaken." We perceive, throughout, the same passion, the same enthusiasm, and the same seemingly reckless abandon of thought and manner which we have already mentioned as characterizing the writer. We should have spoken also, of a fastidious yet most sensitive and almost voluptuous sense of Beauty. These are the general traits of "The Child of the Sea:" but undoubtedly the chief value of the poem, to ordinary readers, will be found to lie in the aggregation of its imaginative passages—its quotable points.
  • The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.
    • Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole (1938).
  • Quotes are just fancy ways of stating the obvious
    • Gerald Prunty, Sleepfighting.
  • I shall never be ashamed to quote a bad author if what he says is good.
  • It's better to be quotable than to be honest.
  • Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 653-54.
  • One whom it is easier to hate, but still easier to quote—Alexander Pope.
  • A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good.

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