What is/are your favorite quotation(s)?

cjilag By cjilag, 5th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What is your favorite quotation? Cite the person who said it, or the book, movie or wherever it came from :)

What is your favorite quotation(s)?

As a Filipino, you are more competent if you can speak the english language. I always see an above average communication skills required in job posts' requirements. I want to be more competent and improve my english grammar and vocabulary. So I think of a way to achieve it, so I decided to read english books fiction and non fiction. When I was a sophomore in college my professor saw me reading a fiction book while waiting for the next subject in the corridor. He told that If I want to be smarter I must read Terry Goodkind's Wizard's First Rule. I just surfed the internet to know more about the book and found out that the story is very long. Until now, I haven't read the book, I think the reason why I remained stupid. haha! :) But when I was reading the about I saw the different quotations written in the book and one quotation caught my eye. "Mind what people do not only what they say for deeds will betray a lie" See, I still remember the exact words in the quotation which makes it my personal favorite :)

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author avatar Retired
5th Feb 2014 (#)

cjilag, reading is the best way to improve your English. Reading a well-written novel or an international magazine will help you improve your vocabulary and syntax.You already know at least the basics of English grammar, but studying a grammar book that has plenty of examples would also be helpful. I shouldn't be promoting my own books here, but I wrote a book on English grammar some time back. It's available on my websites: http://freelance-copy-writer.weebly.com/ or http://mikesebookstore.storenvy.com/

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author avatar Jerry Walch
5th Feb 2014 (#)

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. published in 1918 is still one of the best books available on basic English Grammar and is still used by most colleges today. You can buy a copy for less than $10.00 US from Amazon or you can read it for free on Bartleby Books online, here's the link http://www.bartleby.com/141/

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
6th Feb 2014 (#)

Good morning, cjilag. I have a lot of admiration for anyone learning another language, yet alone writing in it. I agree with both Mike and Jerry about reading books on how to improve grammar. There are also some articles here at Wikinut on the subject. Again, not necessarily promoting, but I have written about quotes and using them effectively in writing as well as grammar, so have many others. Just check out the Writing category and then Tips or Guides and go from there. A great source for quotes is: www.goodreads.com. However, the best way to learn is to write, make mistakes, review, rewrite, get better at it, resubmit or rework. And Terry Goodkind's Wizard series is long; however, it is an epic and they tend to be. :) Glad you are here at Wikinut; we are all learning and sharing and that's what makes this a great site for new and old writers. ~Marilyn

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author avatar cjilag
7th Feb 2014 (#)

Thanks for all the help guys, I appreciate your kindness for a new and aspiring writer like me. Marilyn, Jerry and Mike

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author avatar Retired
8th Feb 2014 (#)

I think it would be okay if I speak for all of us, it is our pleasure to help if we can.

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author avatar Nadine May
8th Feb 2014 (#)

My favorite quotation is: What we can imagine we can make real. From an author who is a dyslexic and writes in her 2nd language

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