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QUESTIONS

 

The ‘silly question’ is the first intimation of some totally new development.

- Alfred North Whitehead.

 

People who point at their wrist while asking for the time.... I know where my watch is pal, where the fuck is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?

- Billy Connolly.

 

Of what question is the following the answer: ‘9W’?

The question: Tell me, is that Richard Wagner with a ‘V’?

 

If Wiley E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

 

QUOTATIONS

 

A book of quotations can never be complete.

- Robert M. Hamilton.

 

Collecting quotations is an insidious, even embarrassing habit, like ragpicking or hoarding rocks or trying on other people's laundry. I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy. I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth.

- Robert Byrne, The Other 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said.

 

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.

- Isaac Disraeli.

 

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

 

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

- W. Somerset Maugham.

 

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

- Winston Churchill.

 

Someone might say of me that I have only made a bouquet of other people's flowers here, having supplied nothing of my own but the thread to bind them.

- Michel de Montaigne

 

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

- William Feather.

 

I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damned things.

- Dorothy Parker.

 

It is better to be quotable than to be honest.

- Tom Stoppard.

 

He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

- Rudyard Kipling.

 

When in doubt, ascribe all quotations to Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde.

- Nigel Rees.

 

 

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