Something About Quotes. . .
I have long enjoyed quotes. Reading them. Being inspired by them. Learning from them. Wondering about them. Nodding my head with them. Disagreeing at times too.
On ActiveRain, I like quotes as they take center stage or are included as part of a post. They will catch my attention for those reasons and many more. I wonder about the thoughts of others on many topics, so that’s the direction I am taking today as I have found quotes on the subject of quotation. Of course, as you might expect, what I have found is diverse.
Typically thought-provoking. Sometimes clever or an unexpected twist. Occasionally snarky(I wonder if that was the intention or could it be something else?). I especially like it when there is the possibility of multiple interpretations - by me at different times and with different circumstances as well as by others as they express their reaction. Here are some:
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are other someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Quotation: n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over
the whole sentence.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of the ages,
may be preserved by quotation.
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.
May the wondering continue. . . As if you had any doubt.
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