Excitations for my quotation anthologist soul. Quotation collecting, quoting, misquoting, quotation marks, quote books, grammar and punctuation humor, old quotable authors, prose and poetry, the beauty and quirks of language, words, and writing. Compiled by a quotatious word nerd, lover of literature, and ardent supporter of the serial comma. Unapologetic em dash, exclamation point, and comma renegade. Creative punctuation and invented words as literary art. Proper grammar riding poetic license.
Writing is putting one's obsessions in order.
Altered Edgar Allan Poe Tea or Coffee Cup with Saucer Vintage Porcelain The Raven Nevermore Poem White Brown Literature
"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms." ~You've Got Mail
Café at Foyles bookstore, what a great typewriter-inspired sign!
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Dictionary of Science Quotations by Today in Science History
faces speak a million words
Now and then there are readings that make the hairs on the neck, the non-existent pelt, stand on end and tremble, when every word burns and shines hard and clear and infinite and exact, like stones of fire, like points of stars in the dark—readings when the knowledge that we shall know the writing differently or better or satisfactorily, runs ahead of any capacity to say what we know, or how. ~ A.S. Byatt
When I first saw this image, I could actually smell typewriter ink.
The sole term in the English language to begin with Tm- has an unusual meaning to match. Tmesis is the insertion of one or more words between the words that make up a compound phrase. For example: "what-so-ever" inserted in the middle of "whatever.
This is hilarious but sad that it's true - this is the definition of selfie: selfie Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlfi/ (also selfy) noun (plural selfies) informal a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website: occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary...
Pet Peeves: Ellipsis Abuse by Lance Bauer | It's also supposed to be ellipsis and not ellipses, which is plural. Yes, you may make fun of me, but please, oh, please don't abuse using ellipsis.
Edgar Allan Ho
Call me Nightpain…
Shakespeare irony meme