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eclmmm
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What does this quotation mean?

Post by eclmmm » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:54 am

Hi friends.
I saw a quotation in englishclub.com pages.
"I never read a book before reviewing it. It prejudices a man so." Sydney Smith

What does that really mean?
Before reading a book, is he reviewing it or not?
Thank you and have a good day.

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Re: What does this quotation mean?

Post by ETutor » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:16 pm

An interesting quote! On the surface it seems to not make sense. Because it appeared in a section titled “funny quotes” I believe it is meant to be funny. The speaker is saying that he does not read a book before he writes a review on it. He is saying that reading the book first would influence his opinion of it. It suggests a person who wants to hold onto his own opinions despite any evidence otherwise. This person recognizes and admits to this. Not the kind of review I would want to read. I hope this is helpful.

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Re: What does this quotation mean?

Post by eclmmm » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:11 am

Thank you very much ETutor. It is helpful.

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Re: What does this quotation mean?

Post by psychoangel » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:33 pm

hey guys...
I'm new here \o/ I have a question about meaning of a quotation I've got lately. hope you help me about it!
that's it:

“I must be made of nothing to feel so much nothing.”
― Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer

can everyone help me? what dose that supposed to mean?

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