Quotes

Quotable QuotesThe eLFonian Collection of Quotes

A regular feature of the original The eLFonian, was “… have you heard” in which notable quotes, collected over many years in Cyberspace, were shared with the reader. The following collection has become the repository of those early eLFonian favourites … and more!


“A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.” – Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey in “Gaudy Night”1

That said, quotes are a useful, nay, necessary adjunct to both the spoken and written word. As an anonymous civil servant once said,

“The search for the mot juste is not a pedantic fad but a vital necessity. Words are our precision tools. Imprecision engenders ambiguity and hours are wasted in removing verbal misunderstandings before the argument of substance can begin.”

May you enjoy The eLFonian Collection of Notable & Quotable Quotes.

If you have any notable or quotable quotes that you would like to share, please email The eLFonian.

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(1) eLFy note: What can I say? Guilty as charged!

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3 Responses to Quotes

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  2. Debbie says:

    love the anonymous civil servants quote!

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