Monday, March 15, 2010

Beware the Ides of March! (and other quotations)

"Beware the Ides of March!" This quotatation is so common that children use it, often before they learn where it comes from (Shakespeare's Julius Caesar I:ii 15.)

You might want to quote a famous line to reinforce what you're saying, hold your audience's interest, or make your point more memorable. Or you might hear or read a quotation and wonder where it came from. For those times, a dictionary of quotations is essential. There are many options available:
Typically you can search by part or all of the quotation itself, by speaker, by literary work, by or subject/theme.

A note for proper language mavens: Quote is the verb and quotation is the noun. You quote a quotation! ;)
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