Looking for a quote about the use of quotes
October 26, 2006 6:10 PM   Subscribe

I'm searching for a specific quote about the use of quotes I read online a few years ago in a feature about The Designer's Republic where Ian Anderson was answering questions submitted by the public.

One question included a popular quote, and as I remember it, Anderson retorted wittily by using an anti-quote quote, if there is such a thing. I'm searching for that Anderson retort specifically.

Since I don't remember any specific words used in the quote or in the feature, my Google searches have proven fruitless thus far.
posted by jchgf to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Was he quoting Emerson:

"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
posted by blue grama at 7:04 PM on October 26, 2006

Here are a couple of good collections of quotations about quotations:


posted by unSane at 7:18 PM on October 26, 2006

sorry, screwed up those links. Once more with feeling:


posted by unSane at 7:20 PM on October 26, 2006

Voltaire? "A witty saying proves nothing".
posted by doozer_ex_machina at 7:09 AM on October 27, 2006

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