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Quotes of the Day for 9 June 2003 – Quotations

Three years ago today I introduced myself in this space, and sent out my first edition of Quotes of the Day. 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 over 5000 quotes, and gotten to read several times that many as I've chosen quotes for each day. I haven't made any money, although you contributed over $600 when I cut my hair last year and reader contributions this year have certainly helped keep the lights on and the disk drives spinning. 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:

Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
     - Christian Nestell Bovee, 1820 - 1904

I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
     - Clifton Fadiman, 1902 - 1999

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
     - George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950

I quote others only the better to express myself.
     - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533 - 1592

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
     - Robert Charles Benchley, 1889 - 1945

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
     - Simeon Strunsky, 1879 - 1948


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