“Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.”

Thank you, Ambrose Bierce. I DO try to be accurate, however!

I love a good quotation, as I expect you’ll have noticed since they are very often the inspiration for my blogs.

Just for my information, lest I forget…

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To be strictly accurate about my blogging process, I think of a subject, usually when I’m walking the dogs or exercising the horses early in the morning, then I look for a quotation or two, and images which might fit.

This morning, since yesterday was spent decorating the house – the front hall to be precise – I thought I’d write about that. Googled decorating quotes…

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NO!

Okay then, I tried house quotes, fully expecting missives from estate agents. But no.

Hello, sick people and their loved ones! In the interest of saving time and avoiding a lot of boring chitchat later, I’m Doctor Gregory House; you can call me “Greg.”

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FAILED!

So then I got side-tracked (again!) and wondered if there were quotations about quotations.

This time, Mr. Google didn’t let me down. (And there was me imagining he was always psychic).

“[A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business,” said A.A. Milne.

That made me blush slightly.

Ah, this is better…

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I’m pleased to offer you that opportunity!

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