“Quotations live as long as they are used, and so long as they are used, they shape thought, language, and individual personalities. Collections inspire us with the muse of quotation, and encourage a special sort of reading as roaming. We get to make a new dialogue from words already spoken. We play, and grow wiser as we do.” Gary Morson
I enjoy collections of quotations, especially those of my favorite writers. Normally it is the idea or thought conveyed that catches my fancy, but sometimes it is simply the beauty of a well-crafted expression (“a special sort of reading as roaming”is one example). This looks like a book I would like to own, or at least read. It is rather expensive.
Thanks to Anecdotal Evidence for the reference.