I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express.
I improve on misquotation.
The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
—David H. Comins
What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?
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.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote,
And think they grow immortal as they quote.
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.
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.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.
—Robert M. Hamilton