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Writing Prompts - Quotable Quotes
By Sarah Lane
Nov 18, 2003, 16:29 PST


Weekly Writing Prompts - Set 4

This week’s theme is quotable quotes! We’ve all heard a saying or quote that strikes a chord in us and remains permanently encased in our memories. We’ve chosen a quote for each day of the week for you to ponder and write about. You could write what you think the speaker meant, or you could write about what the quote means to you personally. Free writing is an excellent way to get inside your own head. Give it a try!

“When we ask advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.”

- Marquis De Lagrange d. 1876, Pensees

“Only one person in a thousand is a bore, and he is interesting because he is one person in a thousand.”

- Harold Nicolson: Diaries and Letters, 1930-1939, 1968

“If one judges love by the majority of its effects, it is more like hatred than friendship.”

- La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1678

“Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands, and goes to work.”

- Carl Sandburg, The New York Times, Feb. 13, 1959

“If I am not for myself, who is for me?”

- Hillel “The Elder,” Pirque Aboth, c. 30 B.C. - A.D. 9

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