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Quotes of the Day for 8 June 2002 – Quotations

Two years ago today I introduced myself in this space, and sent out my first edition of Quotes of the Day. [Actually, I got the date wrong, it was the 9th.] It's been great to do something that so many have looked forward to every day. I've been able to answer several hundred "Who said ..." inquiries. I've sent out about 3500 quotes, and gotten to read three or four times that many as I've chosen quotes for each day. I haven't made a dime, although you contributed over $600 when I cut my hair last month. It's been my privilege to be involved with you like this. Looking forward to many more issues, today's theme is Quotations.

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The quotes:

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
     - Marlene Dietrich

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

That's the point of quotations, you know: one can use another's words to be insulting.
     - Amanda Cross

I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.
     - Dorothy L. Sayers

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
     - Joseph Roux

I improve on misquotation.
     - Cary Grant

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