bookweevil

20 September 2007

meta-meta-quotation

Filed under: quotes — bookweevil @ 10:18 am

Ironically, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quotation on quotations is usually misquoted or quoted out of context. The original is “Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.” (Journals (1822–1855), May 1849 — see for instance wikiquote.) It’s mostly quoted as “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”

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