Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. Based on an idea by Daniel Alston and implemented by Brion Vibber, the goal of the project which began as an outgrowth to Wikipedia Famous Quotations is to produce collaboratively a vast reference of quotations from prominent people, books, films, proverbs, etc., and to be as proper as possible in regard to the details of the quotations and also providing the appropriate human reference of the quotation. Though there are many online collections of quotations, Wikiquote is distinguished by being among the few that provide an opportunity for visitors to contribute. Wikiquote pages are cross-linked to articles about the notable personalities and topics on Wikipedia.
Quotes from Wikiquote
- Wikiquote is a free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language, translations of non-English quotes, and links to Wikipedia for further information.
- Main Page since 10 March 2009.
Quotes about Wikiquote
- There are loads of quotations stored at Wikiquote (http://www.wikiquote.org) where you can enter a search phrase like "life" or "humour" and get loads of quotations from different notable personalities. Each personality is linked to their page in Wikipedia.
- Some might go a step further and contend that a place like Wikiquote is appropriate since the quotes can be verified. The same with Wikisource, which contains documents you can read or download of great scientific, literary, religious, and political figures. Unlike Wikipedia or Wikinews, there is no real crowdsourcing of the content; the crowd only helped find the original works and posted them there. So one wiki resource might be acceptable and another might not.
- Wikiquote is a repository of quotations from prominent people, books, films, and so on. If you're reading a page of quotations by a person (like Mark Twain), you can jump to a Wikipedia article via a visible link and vice cersa…
- Lazy recall frequently means any witticism is attributed to Oscar Wilde or Dorothy Parker, and any profound statement to Gandhi or Nelson Mandela. Wikiquote is good for tracing the correct wording and origin of bons mots, but bear in mind what Abraham Lincoln said: "Don't believe everything you read on the internet."
- Tom Calverley, "Cite and sound: the pleasures and pitfalls of quoting people," The Guardian (14 October 2014).
- Wikiquote has interesting and useful categories to peruse and also offers all readers the opportunity to become Wikiquotians (people who write and/or edit articles) themselves.
- Although you can search Wikiquote in a search box by topical words, such as "peace," "animal rights," "silence," "success," etc., that identifies applicable quotations, I find searching by categories to be more entertaining.
- As to the content, Wikiquotes [sic] does provide a good central repository of a massively broad range of references. I can imagine this will be of interest mostly to those reading for general interest, or doing specific research. For example, you can find articles based on anything from the cultured musings of Samuel Pepys, Ocar Wilde [sic], or Immanuel Kant; to the lesser known quotes from the world of Star Trek or StarGate SG-1 [sic]!
- Situated on the 19-year-old's left forearm, the new ink reads: "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Miley is either an undercover history buff or really adept at using Wikiquote, because the words are a portion of a speech made by President Roosevelt at the Sorbonne, Paris, in 1910.
- Meredith Goldberg-Morse, "Miley Cyrus Debuts New Tattoo, And It's … Kinda Smart?," MTV News (11 July 2012).
- It's somehow appropriate that in the same week that Michael Scott leaves The Office that two computer scientists at the University of Washington announce their particular breakthrough in natural language programing—a computer program that knows when to say "That's what she said" to a double entendre. …[T]his type of language play is actually a complicated computer science program. … To "train" the computer how to identify the right sentences, they used twssstories.com, a repository of user-submitted "TWSS" jokes, and non-entendre text from sites such as Wikiquote.
- Alex Knapp, "A Computer That Knows When To Say "That's What She Said"," Forbes (30 April 2011).
- Baby Doll's escape plan comes courtesy of a dream in which she meets Scott Glenn, playing a character called Wise Man. Well, not that wise; he gets all his best lines from Wikiquote, and hangs out in one of those how'd-they-find-time-to-light-all-those-candles Asian temples.
- Buzzy Jackson is dismayed by "inspirational" books. Not so much because they exist, but because she "never encountered a single one that spoke directly to those of us with a secular outlook." …[O]n going to the bookstore, she found a void. If Chicken Soup for the Soulless didn't exist, would it be necessary to invent it? Yes, apparently.
- The Web is a community, and despite the questionable information you can find there, it also offers you the ability to connect with people and start a dialogue. Wikiquote, despite the inherent problems of any Wiki to which anyone can contribute, can be a worthy resource because it enables multiple people to engage in a dialogue. It also often contains links to external sources in text and audio formats where applicable.
- To make sure your quotes are available to the widest possible audience, we're working with the Wikiquote project to collect and archive the quotes for posterity. … Wikiquote has a section on chemistry-related material and we, working with the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Wikimedian in residence, Andy Mabbett, are going to expand it—with your help. As well as offering prizes for the best (the funniest; the most poignant) chemistry related quotations; we will share all the entries with the Wikiquote community.
- Ben Valsler, "Quotable chemistry – a Chemistry World competition," chemistryworldblof (Royal Society of Chemistry, 9 July 2015).
- There are good ways of checking stories and quotations. Just as the Internet is the source of a lot of misinformation, it also offers the tools to find the truth. Most well-known stories and quotes can be checked using the search box on Google.com or any number of other sites such as Snopes or WikiQuote.
- Timothy Walch, "The Declaration of Independence (and other historic words): too important to be misquoted," MinnPost (4 July 2010).
- When you're looking for a famous quote from a movie, book, or historical figure, try Wikiquote. Wikiquote is a free, searchable database of quotes from people and creative works. The site, launched in July 2003, has blossomed quickly.
- Wikipedia has several sister projects, including Wiktionary, Wikiquote, and Wikispecies. They are all run by volunteers like you.
- In short, the goal of the Wikiquote is to produce a vast reference of quotations from prominent people, books, films, and proverbs. There are, of course, a number of online collections of quotations already on the web, however Wikiquote is distinguished by being among the few that provide an opportunity for visitors to contribute, which is nice.
- "There's More To Wikimedia Than Wikipedia…," Food for Translators (25 April 2015).
- Angelou's writing lends itself to the kind of short wikiquote soundbite wisdom the internet loves, but that does a discredit to its brilliance when taken as a whole.
- Number five of "The Actual Best Celebrity Biographies," The Debrief (8 July 2015).