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the quality of being worthy of being quoted

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Defining moments, presidential debates, and the dynamics of quotability. Journal of Communication, 45, 118-146.
Clearly, what Buechner has to say and has said--about faith, about scripture, about the modern age, about himself--is so winsomely said and generously given, that it tends to inspire fewer to submit him to any greater cultural-critical criteria for scrutiny than sheer quotability and spiritual discernment--no mean feats in and of themselves, of course.
William Goldman's 1973 novel and its 1987 film adaptation have a nearly fanatic following; the comical romance of The Dread Pirate Roberts and the princess Buttercup winning converts through its quick-paced action and infectious quotability. Seriously: How many times has someone near you randomly exclaimed, "My name is Inigo Montoya.
"Tee-to-green certainly, I'm playing as well as I have for many years," he stated in a press conference yesterday, for which there was standing room only, such is his quotability on the eve of any event.
One rule of thumb in anybody's epigrammar is quotability. If I
But for diehard tube heads, a more interesting special would have revealed a list of the medium's less successful attempts at quotability. In case TV Land does a sequel, here are 10 contenders to get them started:
Gabelli's wit and quotability have made him a regular on PBS' "Wall Street Week With Louis Rukeyser" and CNBC's "Squawk Box." In the financial press he's been described as demanding and short-tempered.
Simon argues: "A fact about proverbs that greatly enhances their quotability is that they almost always occur in mutually contradictory pairs.
For all its quotability, Frost's famous adage may be more complex than it first appears, or than Frost himself intended--he went on to say, less ambiguously, "It is also what is lost in interpretation." But while the general impression has it that a rendering is necessarily the poetic inferior of the original, even common sense would seem to suggest that things aren't really as simple as that.
Perhaps the greatest joy of this book beyond its articulate analysis, is its frequent and delightfull turns of phrase and the quotability of so many passages ("Every dogma has its day" (p.
This "great line" perspective points to the most durable form of cultural capital the canon has to offer, its residue of quotability. Shakespeare, the superlative cultural capitalist, still claims the lion's share of this residue, as Gary Taylor argues:
But despite the quotability of Tirukkural's verses and the seeming ease with which they may be detached from their textual moorings, one would be hard-pressed to find a Tamil scholar who would concede that Tirukkural is best described as an anthology of quotable aphorisms.
She is religious about returning calls from reporters, and, the Bee's Capitol news bureau chief told Nauman, "Nobody has reached her quotability quotient."
Bruce Glover's quotability lent some excellent perspective to his ability to achieve a coaching feat which remains unequaled in Illinois high school football history.