Quotation Quotes

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Oscar Wilde
“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
Oscar Wilde

Socrates
“If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all.”
Socrates

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ana Monnar
“For most people life is not a fairy tale, it is an adventure.”
Ana Monnar

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who are over the age of six usually act or react not as per what they genuinely feel or really think but in accordance with the expectations of those around them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The world economy would collapse if a significant number of people were to realize and then act on the realization that it is possible to enjoy many if not most of the things that they enjoy without first having to own them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Ana Monnar
“Let us see what tomorrow will bring us? Will it be joy and triumph, chaos and glory, love and growth, or victory and success?”
Ana Monnar

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Although they probably know that some children were used and some children are used as miners, most adults are ignorant of the chocolate industry’s use of minors.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We, in the interest of the so-called progress, have been persuaded to leave the production and at times the cooking of our food to companies whose owners and employees make a living by exploiting our busyness or laziness and our innate hunger to continue living.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Not a few millions of parents strongly hope that their own children will step in by instantly becoming their own parents’ foster parents, if and when the parents reach their second childhood.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Millions of business people are each constantly forced to choose between their desire to not be a bad person and their desire to be a good business person, that is to say, to make as much money as they possibly can by maximizing their revenue while minimizing the cost of producing whatever it is that they sell.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Loneliness tortures many if not most of the elderly more intensely and more frequently than it torments many if not most of us who will never be or have not yet been pushed or pulled into old age.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Jorge Luis Borges
“There is nothing but quotations left for us. Our language is a system of quotations.”
Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“When selecting a one-night stand, a heterosexual woman who is materialistic is a trillion times more likely to choose a sexually unattractive poor man who seems rich over a sexually attractive rich man who seems poor.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many a parent, sad to say, has used their child as an opportunity for them, the parent, to do, through their child, something or some of the things that they, the parent, did not do or did not do successfully.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Every great quotation carries the power to shape the world like a river.”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There is nothing morally wrong with buying stolen goods, unless you know that they were stolen.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many millions of pregnancies—many if not most of which have each led to the birth of at least one child—were each used as nothing but a conspicuous means to a secret end called the evasion of abortion.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“As an unavoidable result of the inevitable loss of some physical and/or some mental abilities, many a man who has been alive for many years has become a boy again.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“The destiny of you and me is written,
Yes it is written…!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Ottessa Moshfegh
“I flipped it over: Ping Xi's business card with his name, number, e-mail address, and the corniest quotation I'd ever read: "Every act of creation is an act of destruction.—Pablo Picasso”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

André Aciman
“In the words of the poet, my heart was in the east with you, but my body was out west.”
André Aciman, Enigma Variations

Stewart Stafford
“Quoting someone and rewriting their words makes it a quote from you and not them any longer. To change the meaning of someone's words without permission is offensive enough, to then contact the quoted person and try to justify it to them is even worse. It's verbatim or bust!”
Stewart Stafford

“Whenever you believe yourself learned you don't learn anymore.”
Junaid Raza

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