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Famous quotes

We are all familiar with quotes from famous personalities in our own languages and cultures - but how many do we know from elsewhere in different languages? Here is a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!

Famous quotes

We are all familiar with quotes from famous personalities in our own languages and cultures - but how many do we know from elsewhere in different languages? Here is a chance to discover the wisdom, truths (or half-truths!), creativity, humour and sometimes downright cynicism from a range of cultures and languages as well as their origins. Do you have a favourite? We would be delighted if you would also contribute some of your own!
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104

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

By Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt


99

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

By Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-British philosopher


98

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.

By Geoffrey Willans, English writer and journalist


100

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible.

By Audrey Hepburn, actress and humanitarian


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I have nothing to declare but my genius!  

By Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was not known for his modesty! This is, reputedly, Wilde's response to an offical who asked him if he had anything to declare at a customs control in New York in 1882.


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My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.  

By Oscar Wilde
Said by Oscar Wilde who near the end of his life was debt-ridden and ill and his shabby accommodation in Paris did not meet with his aesthetic standards.


106

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.

By attributed to John Lennon
Although the quote that is often attributed to John Lennon, it was actually first used in 1957 in an issue of Reader’s Digest by a man named Allen Saunders.


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There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

By Oscar Wilde
In his book "The Picture of Dorian Gray".


105

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

By Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist


93

I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.

By Queen Elizabeth II