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6,027.  Any competent biologist is aware of a multitude of problems yet unresolved and of questions yet unanswered.  After all, biologic research shows no sign of approaching completion; quite the opposite is true.  Disagreements and clashes of opinion are rife among biologists, as they should be in a living and growing science.  Anti-evolutionists mistake, or pretend to mistake, these disagreements as indications of dubiousness of the entire doctrine of evolution.  Their favourite sport is stringing together quotations, carefully and sometimes expertly taken out of context, to show that nothing is really established or agreed upon among evolutionists.  Some of my colleagues and myself have been amused and amazed to read ourselves quoted in a way showing that we are really anti-evolutionists under the skin.  (Evolution & Quotations)  Theodosius Dobzhansky, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution

 

 

6,273.  Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. (Self & Identity & Opinion & Quotation & People)  Oscar Wilde

 

 

45,953.  Every line seems to be a quotation.  (Shakespeare & Hamlet & Life’s Like That & Quotation)  David Tennant on Hamlet, BBC 2012

 

 

86,246.  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.  Dorothy Parker

 

 

86,247.  A short saying oft contains much wisdom.  Sophocles

 

 

86,248.  The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.  Robert Benchley 1889-1945, American humorist

 

 

86,249.  A quotation is what a speaker wants to say – unlike a sound-bite which is all that an interviewer allows you to say.  Tony Benn, letter to Antony Jay 1966

 

 

86,250.  I know heaps of quotations, so I can always make quite a fair show of knowledge.  O Douglas aka Anna Buchan 1877-1948, Penny Plain 1920, The Setons 1917

 

 

86,251.  Pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium.  H W & F G Fowler, The King’s English 1906

 

 

86,252.  Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.  Ben Jonson

 

 

86,253.  He swathed himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of emperors.  Rudyard Kipling, Many Inventions 1893

 

 

86,254.  Some for renown on scraps of learning dote,

And think they grow immortal as they quote.  Edward Young, The Love of Fame 1725-8

 

 

86,255.  Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned.  A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.  Hesketh Pearson, Common Misquotations introduction 1934

 

 

94,585.  She read all such works as heroines must read to supply their memories with those quotations which are so serviceable and so soothing in the vicissitudes of their eventful lives.  (Hero & Quotation)  Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

 

 

103,868.  I like to begin every day with an inspirational quote.  (Office & Quote)  The Office US s9e22&23: A A R M, Dwight