I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
Clifton Fadiman (1904-1999) American editor and writer.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) American educator.
When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
James Baldwin (1924-1987) African-American writer.
Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) German philosopher.
Quotation: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.
Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) Argentine writer, essayist, and poet.
Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have not the time nor means to get more.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.