Phrases with "quote"

It is also fair to the P.O.U.M. to say that though they might preach endless sermons on revolution and quote Lenin ad nauseam, they did not usually indulge in personal libel. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

H. G. Wells We are able to quote an English document, freely published. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Leslie Stephen The Case of Authors by Profession to quote the title of a pamphlet by Ralph, was indeed a wretched one, when the greatest of their number had an incessant struggle to keep the wolf from the door. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Andrew Lang In China, to be brief, and to quote a ghost (who ought to know what he was speaking about), “supernaturals are to be found everywhere. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Unable to find the translation of my friend Sprenger, I am compelled to quote from “Maçoudi. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Andrew Lang He likes to quote Greek (fancy quoting Greek in a novel of today!) and to make the rogues of printers set it up correctly. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling I shall merely quote him solid, and rip him up, proof for proof, and date for date, in parallel columns. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Henry James I assented, and tried to quote some of Byron’s verses, but in this attempt I succeeded imperfectly. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

I quote its history at length: a typical village tragedy. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was in vain to quote against it any obvious defect, for Bill would at once proceed to prove that that had been specially introduced, and was the result of his own care and forethought. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

In the print realm, it is common to quote some text and then give a citation which includes the page number of the book. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

The peasantry are as blind to the beauties Dalpe of rough unmanageable land as Peter Bell was to those of the primrose with a yellow brim (I quote from memory). Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

To quote your own words, it doesn’t sound sure enough. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Her letters appointing him to them are dated the 25th of November, 1343, the very day before that nocturnal storm of which I shall speedily quote the poet’s description. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

I should like to quote more of her letters, but if I did I should find nothing about Colonel Horace Innes, who represented — she often acknowledged to herself — her only serious interest. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Guy de Maupassant You quote examples of persons who have killed themselves for love, to prove the impossibility of a second passion. Lasting Love by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

H.P. Lovecraft Again I cannot do better than quote the text as faithfully as memory will let me. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

George Meredith What say you, critic, now you have become An author and maternal?—in this trap (To quote you) of poor hollow folk who rap On instruments as like as drum to drum. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

H. G. Wells Theirs was — again I quote those artless letters of his — “the sort of love that flaunts itself like a flag”. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Meredith If I were asked to write against them, I should have but to quote them to confound my argument. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Benjamin Disraeli We shall sadly want, too, a Lady Patroness to issue a decree or quote her code of consolidated etiquette. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

George Meredith Henry Wilmers is not content to quote the beautiful Mrs. Warwick, he attempts a portrait. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

William Hazlitt We think of him and quote him oftener. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Wilkie Collins I was still thinking of the picnic — of our merriment on the drive home — of the sentimental young lady who would quote “Childe Harold” because it was moonlight. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Edgar Allan Poe We quote the passage in question. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

William Makepeace Thackeray He used to quote passages of ‘Hamlet’ to his mother, which made her very angry. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

D. H. Lawrence Train up a husband in the way he should go, and in after life — I never could quote a text from end to end. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling We do not, to quote the Calcutta shopkeeper, come out ‘for the good of our ‘ealth,’ and what touring we accomplish is for the most part off the line of rail. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Joseph Furphy A practical knowledge of the subject, founded on irrefragable proofs, led me to side with Andrews; and it was thus that I came to quote a case in point, with all the advantage of local reference. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Meredith Horace avaunt! You have too much poetry in you to quote that unsanguine sensualist for your case. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

The ghoul is a being, to quote Poe, “neither man nor woman, neither brute nor human” that feeds upon corpses, stealing out at midnight for loathsome banquets in graveyards. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

The capable, somewhat emotional, parlourmaid, Powell, had a great deal to say; and yet again, to quote Inspector Plimmer’s own way of putting the thing, “it all boiled down to very little. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

George Meredith She has every right to quote them for her own good pleasure, and may create in others an enjoyment of what has been called ‘the Mackrell fry. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Nothing, however, could be more natural than to quote from the common form of the play as then in possession of the stage. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

Olaf Stapledon I now remember and will quote some garbled fragments of it. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells These descriptions were written so much nearer to the actual experience than I am now, that I will not even attempt to parody them here, and it seems hardly fair to quote them. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle As to what occurred there, we cannot do better than quote the old hunter’s own account, as duly recorded in Dr. Watson‘s Journal, to which we are already under such obligations. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Virginia Woolf It is not fame that he wants; it is not that men shall quote him in years to come; he is setting up no statue in the market-place; he wishes only to communicate his soul. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Edgar Allan Poe In the course of our discussion, my young friend took occasion to quote some passages from a writer who has been supposed to have well treated this theme. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing It was his foible to quote foreign languages, especially passages which came from heretical authors. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Was she to quote Miss Pucker? It went, moreover, sorely against the grain with her to disturb the comfort of their present happy moments by any disagreeable allusion. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith I quote what you have observed of some one else. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

E. F. Benson I won’t quote the Greek to you, but the conclusion was that it was only a ‘wind-egg. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is not, to quote Carlyle, a shirt to be taken on and off at pleasure, but a skin, eternally fixed. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Robert Green Ingersoll The religious people have always regarded the testimony of these devils as perfectly conclusive, and the writers of the New Testament quote the words of these imps of darkness with great satisfaction. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Sinclair Lewis They quote you, and go on believing that they live in paradise, and ——” She clenched her fist. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

And they would quote illustrative instances which from their own point of view were simply admirable. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Edgar Allan Poe In illustration of what is here advanced I cannot do better than quote a poem: Pease porridge hot pease porridge cold Pease porridge in the pot- nine days old. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

However, he is more often quoted aloud than read on the printed page, and most people instinctively make the necessary alterations when they quote him. Rudyard Kipling by George Orwell [1942]

George Meredith Further to quote from the same volume of The Book: There is pain in the surrendering of that we are fain to relinquish. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

H. G. Wells He says the Business Organisations shares aren’t worth fifty-two and we quote ’em at eighty-four. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Sinclair Lewis The Fran who liked to quote poems about Gipsies and Villon and the Brave Days When We Were Twenty-one was, in private life, a sergeant major. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Kingsley However, to quote Solomon once more, ‘A live dog is better than a dead lion;’ and I have not much to fear from a rival who has been washed out of this world ten years since. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Trollope I cannot be your wife, if you will not have me; can I? When you run away in your tantrums because I quote something out of the copy-book, I can’t run after you. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving He has all the learning of the East at the tip of his tongue, and can quote poetry as fast as he can talk. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Henry James What leads up to it is very fine — so fine that I cannot do better than quote it as a specimen of one of the striking pages of the book. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Sophocles has the same idea in the Philoctetes, but I can’t quote it. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Ford Madox Ford You can’t quote a few lines of Ovid without sprinkling howlers in . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Rudyard Kipling He blew out a thick puff of smoke, and began to quote Heine to himself. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Charles Kingsley But (I quote with all reverence) though the spirit be willing, the flesh is weak. How to Study Natural History by Charles Kingsley

Willa Cather He closed the book he was reading, stood by the rail, and taking off his hat began solemnly to quote from a poet who in his time was still popular. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

I quote from Potvin’s edition as more accessible than the MSS., but the version of mons is, on the whole, an inferior one. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Edith Wharton And it was therefore instructive to note what effect the “deadening atmosphere of mediocrity” (I quote Miss Croft) was having on him. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell To quote again from “Mary’s” letter:- “We thought her very ignorant, for she had never learnt grammar at all, and very little geography. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

H. G. Wells I’m going to quote you something from that old prayer book I was reading downstairs. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Edgar Allan Poe We quote a rough verse — The mighty columns with which earth props heaven. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Stephen Lucius Gwynn All about are great elms and chestnut trees, and the whole countryside is rich in the beauty that Moore delighted in—“sunniness and leanness,” to quote his own happy phrase. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Anthony Trollope I quote here the manner in which their questions, respecting the affair at Ball’s Bluff, were answered by the Secretary of war. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins In either case (to quote the language of an excellent English play) the honest people are the soft easy cushions on which these knaves repose and fatten. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Leon Trotsky But Yaroslavsky was then in Siberia, and therefore not yet well informed about the new “Leninism.” The last example that I want to quote concerns Stalin himself. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Hardy But I don’t want to be respectable! To produce “Human development in its richest diversity” (to quote your Humboldt) is to my mind far above respectability. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

I was almost going to quote the collect, and say ‘desire or deserve. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Ralph Waldo Emerson As long as our people quote English standards they dwarf their own proportions. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Wilkie Collins Have I ever been wrong? I defy you to quote me an instance of it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

W. H. Hudson I will here quote a very suggestive passage from a letter on this subject written to me by a gentleman of great attainments in science: “Eyes certainly do shine in the dark — some eyes, e. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

I trust that I have enough to say in favour of Petrarch to satisfy his rational admirers; but I quote this sonnet as an example of the worst style of Petrarch’s poetry. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

But he was a much quicker-witted man than Father, he could argue with anybody, and he used to quote Carlyle and Spencer by the yard. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Bronislaw Malinowski I quote a phrase from the table of contents: “The most ancient system in which the idea of blood relationship was embodied was a system of kinship through females only. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Leon Trotsky But it would perhaps be briefer to quote the good words of someone else. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Henry Handel Richardson It had only remained for him to quote Genesis, and the talking serpent! Had the case been in his own hands he would have intervened before now. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein likes to quote Browning who at a dinner party met a famous literary man and this man came up to Browning and spoke to him at length and in a very laudatory way about his poems. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

The class letter may be combined with quote for semantic purposes, but has no specific style associated with it. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

By the King’s Regulations —” “All right,” interjected Frere, “you needn’t quote ’em. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Bronislaw Malinowski I quote it as an instance of how, from one statement only, one might draw absolutely false conclusions. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Richard Burton And to quote no more cases, the “Ebna” mentioned by the Ibn Ishak were descended from the Persian soldiers of Anushirwan, who expelled the Abyssinian invader. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Andrew Lang I quote a singular Red Indian cure by ‘suggestion. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Ford Madox Ford Was it blasphemy to quote Shakespeare when one was going to . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

H. Rider Haggard Before they got out of the front door, Angela had roused herself again, and they could hear her beginning to quote Homer, and then breaking out into snatches of her sailor-songs. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Virginia Woolf The ground sloped up, so that to quote Figgis’s Guide Book (1833), “it commanded a fine view of the surrounding country. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Victor Hugo Under Anne, to quote but one example, the peerages become extinct since the twelfth century amounted to five hundred and sixty-five. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Even people who affect to despise him quote him unconsciously. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

One of these was the English News Chronicle, whose correspondent, Mr John Langdon-Davies, was in Barcelona at the tune I quote portions of his article here: A TROTSKYIST REVOLT . Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Washington Irving But not to seem an ill-natured critic, I’ll take leave to quote your own words, and give you my remarks upon them as they occur. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle You quote an isolated sentence from my lecture, and appear to have some difficulty in understanding it. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins You are my regular pupil, you know, and ought to be able to quote by this time almost as much as I can. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Henry James I quote the passage for the sake of its extreme felicity, and of the charming image with which it concludes. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

George Meredith Ay, and—to quote you a Lord Mayor’s barge is a pretty piece of gilt for the festive and luxurious to run up the river Thames in and mark their swans. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

H. G. Wells It was a painful and, so far as I was concerned, an unnecessary speech, but I quote it here to emphasise this effect of general destitution. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Richard Burton To quote Milton, the land is struck “with superstition as with a planet. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Jack London To quote Jake Oppenheimer: I, who am about to die, must seem to them something God-awful. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Andrew Lang We shall later quote Hogg’s account of his own dealings with his raw materials from recitation. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

As Jonson has been much misrepresented in this matter, let us quote his own words as to “humour. Ben Jonson by Felix E. Schelling

Gertrude Stein They always say, she says, that my writing is appalling but they always quote it and what is more, they quote it correctly, and those they say they admire they do not quote. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Sinclair Lewis I think I have the right to let you quote it. A Letter From the Queen by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Though he did not ride much, no one liked a little hunting gossip better than Lord Rufford. It was, however, observed that even in regard to hunting he was apt to quote the authority of his wife. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith They, if you’ll let me quote Colney Durance to you today—and how is it he is not in favour?—they are tempting the Lord to turn the pillars of Society into pillars of salt. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Alfred Ainger There is no poet he loves better to quote than Marvell, and none with whose poetic vein his own is more in sympathy. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

George Meredith The lines you quote were written in an awful hurry, coming up in the train from Richford one morning. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

I quote these passages without any feeling of disrespect for the memory of the great African explorer. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Ford Madox Ford She did not want to quote the thing. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Everything went—to quote the words of those old bulletins—according to plan. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Leon Trotsky It repels me to have to quote yet a third witness, Yaroslavsky, whose pane gyrics are perhaps even more insufferable than his calumnies. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Rudyard Kipling At that thrice-blessed lodge our water-tank was filled (I dare not quote Mr. Hinchcliffe’s remarks when he saw the collapsible rubber bucket with which we did it) and we re-embarked. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

He liked to strip to his shirt and drawers and show a chest like a board, and, to quote the old description of the famous French wrestler, Le Boeuf, ‘a stomach like a bale of wool. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Robert Louis Stevenson I quote an American in this connection without scruple. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

I quote the following passages from the long letter I received from him in return. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau’s example. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

No one could quote a folly against her. Signa by Ouida

Henry Fielding I answered in a line of Congreve’s, which burst from my lips spontaneously; for I am sure I had no intention to quote plays at that time. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Charles Kingsley You quote against them Bacon’s saying, that they are barren virgins; that no physical fact was ever discovered or explained by them. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Nellie Bly It is not possible to quote my fares and expenses as a criterion for prospective tourists, as I was traveling for a newspaper, and what it cost is their secret. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

G. K. Chesterton Believe me, those eighteenth-century writers I wanted to quote are very soothing. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

It was affirmed that Scotland Yard had been looking for them for months, and that they had disguised themselves as Indians (to quote the word Worcester used) to avert detection. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

Anthony Trollope I do not know that Boston is peculiarly blessed, but I quote the instance, as I have a record of its schools before me. North America by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang It is not warranted, but refuted, by Godfrey’s own words as reported by Wynell, when, unlike Mr. Pollock, we quote Wynell’s whole sentence on the subject. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf It may be, to quote from your advertisement columns, that “terrifically sensitive” lady novelists overestimate the dampness and dinginess of this fungoid growth. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Arthur Machen But who could have suspected the truth?” Thus Dr. Lewis, and I quote him, or the substance of him, as representative of most of the educated opinion of the district at the beginnings of the terror. The Terror by Arthur Machen

G. K. Chesterton Only the author of Man and Superman knew enough about the modern world to caricature the educated upstart — the man Straker who can quote Beaumarchais, though he cannot pronounce him. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Edith Wharton Lady Guy said that Imp had a social ticker, and could quote prices in celebrities at any hour. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Robert Louis Stevenson M. Trelat will pardon me if I correct, even before I quote him; but what the Frenchman supposed to flow from some particular bitterness against France, was only Fleeming’s usual address. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells The ring of simple and honest passion is not there; I would hate to quote a line of them. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Details are too long to quote here; but human nature, responding to the call of duty, appears nowhere sublimer than in the person of these humble heroines of family life. Memories and Studies by William James

Ford Madox Ford Why does one go on repeating that ridiculous thing? Besides it’s from the Song of Solomon, isn’t it? The Canticle of Canticles! Then to quote it is blasphemy when one is . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

A letter, probably written in 1830, which I do not feel at liberty to quote entire, tells something of a trip that he took with Samuel Manning through a part of Connecticut and the Connecticut valley. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Olaf Stapledon I shall occasionally quote from his writings to illustrate his spiritual progress. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle It will save me trouble to quote from it, and it will be a teacher for the accuracy of facts. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Dickens I had a hundred arguments to bring forward against the baleful effects of long engagements; and Tilly began to quote poetry of a morbid tendency. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Rudyard Kipling Then the displaced air rushes through the inhabited mine, and, to quote their own expression, blows the pitmen about ‘like dry leaves. The Giridih Coal-Fields by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Robert Green Ingersoll I quote from the best theologian that ever wrote. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells Again I quote Essenden. She made men her friends, except for Hooper Hamilton, who manifestly felt some obscure resentment against her. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

And the same writer goes on to quote with approval Professor Dowden’s likening of Shakespeare to a ship, beaten and storm-tossed, but yet entering harbour with sails full-set, to anchor in peace. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope We need only quote the passage which had reference to George’s special request:— Gustavus says that he will have nothing to do with money. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Suppose, Lotze says in effect, and for simplicity’s sake I have to paraphrase him, for his own words are too long to quotemany distinct beings a, b, c, etc. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Edgar Allan Poe This poem consists merely of six quatrains, and we quote them in full. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is very hard to quote a price against these fellows who are turning them out by the thousand. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Jack London From one issue of the Observer, an East End paper, I quote the following commonplace events:— A ship’s fireman, named Johnny King, was charged with attempting to commit suicide. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

H. G. Wells I found the hidden secret in a book by J. M. Barrie, called When a Man’s Single. Let me quote the precious words through which I found salvation. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

G. K. Chesterton I was sure of it, and also sure of the surprise of it; as sure, to quote the perfect popular proverb, as sure as God made little apples. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Aphra Behn It was indeed, to quote the preface, ‘hugely injured in the acting. The Dutch Lover by Aphra Behn [1673]

Robert Louis Stevenson I quote it as a model of a letter of condolence; be sure it would console. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Besant He reads books; he hath received a liberal education from the Jesuit Fathers, and can quote from Tully, the Mantuan, and even the great Epicurean poet. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Virginia Woolf Since the number of societies run directly or indirectly by Englishwomen in the cause of peace is too long to quote (see The Story of the Disarmament Declaration, p. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

G. K. Chesterton This may in some sense give me, to quote a poem that I wrote in my youth — A nobler office on the earth Than valour, power of brain, or birth Could give the warrior kings of old. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

I need hardly quote Caliban and his proposed genuflections. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H.P. Lovecraft I have said that there were things in some of Akeley’s letters — especially the second and most voluminous one — which I would not dare to quote or even form into words on paper. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Edgar Allan Poe We quote two paragraphs, which our readers may compare with what has been already given. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Rudyard Kipling Hasn’t Kami ever told you so?’ ‘Don’t quote Kami to me. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Charles Dudley Warner I quote again from the memorandum: “In the mean time I saw Matilda every day, and that helped to distract me. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Arthur Machen I quote from memory: Whoe’er hath travelled life’s dull round,     Whate’er his fortunes may have been, Must sigh to think he still has found     His warmest welcome at an inn. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Richard Burton And, to quote no other instances, some Somalis raise ghastly seams upon their chocolate-coloured skins. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Robert Louis Stevenson Listen, I quote from Pratt — this is good Samoan, not canine — O le afa, 1 2 3 ua taalili ai 4 le ulu vao, 1 ua pa mai le faititili. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

James Joyce He puts Bohemia on the seacoast and makes Ulysses quote Aristotle. — Why? Stephen answered himself. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Frances Hodgson Burnett To quote Kitty again, ‘Look at George!’” The music which came from the bower behind which the musicians were hidden seemed to gain thrill and wildness as the hours went on. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James I’m not at all like my brother — I suppose you know my brother? He thinks it a kind of scandal to be put in the papers; if you were to quote him he’d never forgive you. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Meredith And he admits that they do justice roughly—a rough and tumble country! to quote him—though he says they are honest in intention. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Eliot And here again I like to quote a French testimony. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Walter Besant Very likely it was Suckling or Waller.’ ‘Sir,’ said Mr. Hilyard officiously, ‘your honour does the Latin poet Horace the honour to quote him —— through an unknown translation. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Leslie Stephen It has become the fashion to quote Chapman since the noble sonnet in which Keats, in testifying to the power of the Elizabethan translator, testifies rather to his own exquisite perception. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

It would enable romantic young ladies to quote so much poetry about the moon and the summer night, while poetically-disposed young gentlemen replied in the same strain. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Olaf Stapledon Maggie allows me to quote the closing passage of her letter to me. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

I quote Pedro Pizarro, not disposed to criticise the conduct of his general too severely. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Bronislaw Malinowski To supply here the experimentum crucis, let us quote some contradictory instances. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Wilkie Collins Let me quote a few from last week’s issue. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Marjorie Bowen That term had been given once, in the Convention, to the Deputy, and the man whose dupe he was dared to quote it ironically, knowing the stupidity of the provincial. The Folding Doors by Marjorie Bowen

Bronislaw Malinowski We have still a few examples to quote where there appears to be involved a tie between father and child established on other grounds than the sexual act. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Matthew Arnold Then in the twelfth century testimony to this primitive literature absolutely abounds; one can quote none better than that of Giraldus de Barri, or Giraldus Cambrensis, as he is usually called. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

Andrew Lang The Cyclic poems, to quote Sir Richard Jebb, “help to fix the lowest limit for the age of the Homeric poems. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Henry James But I quote it more particularly for the evidence it affords that, already in 1840, Hawthorne could speak of the world finding him out and calling him forth, as of an event tolerably well in the past. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

George Meredith In his encomiums he did not quote Miss Middleton’s wit; nevertheless, he ventured to speak of it to Mrs. Mountstuart, causing that lady to say: “Ah, well, I have not noticed the wit. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

I shall have occasion often to quote this interesting paper, in which he corrects or confirms various statements made by me. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Virginia Woolf To quote the exact words of one such appeal: ‘This letter is to ask you to set aside for us garments for which you have no further use . Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Edith Wharton I thought it was the one in which you quoted Epipsychidion — Ventnor. Mercy! Did I quote things? I don’t wonder you were cruel. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

G. K. Chesterton If a man says that cows are reptiles, or that Bacon wrote Shakespeare, he can always quote the contempt of his contemporaries as in some mysterious way proving the complete conversion of posterity. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Rudyard Kipling My experience of men is that when they begin to quote poetry they are going to flit. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Virginia Woolf Let us quote again: ‘Homes are the real places of the women who are now compelling men to be idle. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

George Meredith It is ever thus with genius! to quote the numerous illustrious authors who have written of it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Ralph Waldo Emerson We so quote our Scriptures; and the Greeks so quoted Homer, Theognis, Pindar, and the rest. The Method Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Henry James At every step there is something one would like to quote — something excellently well said. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Arthur Machen It loomed up with incredible pinnacles — to quote Tennyson on another city — and in its mighty shadow all lesser objects disappeared. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

D. H. Lawrence Then she began to quote Christina Rossetti’s “A Birthday”. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Kingsley We shall not quote the very poems which we should most wish to sink into men’s hearts. Tennyson by Charles Kingsley

Andrew Lang I quote an abstract of his statement. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Arthur Machen It seemed that Mr. Taylor had had the audacity to quote authorities which the bishop could not very well repudiate, though they were directly opposed to the “safe” Episcopal pronouncement. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

H. G. Wells It’s like old Whitman says — what is it he says? Well, anyway it’s like old Whitman. Fine chap, Whitman! Fine old chap! Queer, you can’t quote him. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

He played so wonderfully, and could quote poetry so touchingly. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Edgar Allan Poe We quote these expressions as a fair specimen of the general unphilosophical and adulatory tenor of our criticism. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins May I quote a little song? It is in an old, old, old French piece, long since forgotten, called ‘Les Maris Garcons’. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Arthur Machen And so, perhaps, I may safely quote this witness of the London world in the year 1858, when Queen Victoria had been reigning twenty-seven years. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

George Meredith He says her eyes are terrible traitors; I need not quote Palmet. The sort of eyes that would look fondly on a stone, you know. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Sigmund Freud This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]