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A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Joseph Roux

An aphorism is a mental exercise, psychical, logical, linguistic, spiritual, ritual, emotional and rational, it is a major conceptual and literary activity, a mixture of prose and poetry that conveys, in addition to ideology, sympathy or antipathy.
Carl William Brown

A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished.
The Talmud

An aphorism is a synthesis of poetry and prose, it is a narrative precipitate, a didactic parable, an ideological concept, in practice it Ďs compressed and zipped philosophy . It is literature that adapts itself to the digital age.
Carl William Brown

In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now itís lyric verse.
Evelyn Waugh

An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication.
Carl William Brown

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
Orson Welles

An aphorism is an extreme synthesis of thesis and antithesis, theory and practice, itís a mixture of intuition and observation, hypothesis and illusions of certainty and probability, history and stupidity.
Carl William Brown

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elseís opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde

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