Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL



I periodically look for quotations — for articles, posters, etc.  I get pretty frustrated by most of the online quotation sites because they often don’t provide the source for the quotes, nor any information about the person who supposedly said the quote.

I’ve now found a quotation site that provides both.  It’s called Quotations Book, and I thought others might find it useful, too.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Many of the quotes that are in my quote of the day (top of my blog) come from Quotations Pages which always cites the author and does provide information though you have to be registered to see the info. I haven’t bothered registering so i don’t know about the quality of it. I’ve also integrated it into my igoogle page so I always get new quotes every day.

    Will definitely check out the link you provided.

  2. hi Larry, thanks for sharing this site. This proves helpful not only for teachers, but for also for speakers, and lecturers if not everyone. 🙂

  3. Larry,
    Top ten film quotes from a blog

    10. Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious.” Rumack: “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”
    (Robert Hays as Ted Striker and Leslie Nielsen as Dr. Rumack in Airplane!, 1980)

    9. “Oh… Where are you going?… Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and then you’re out with the boys to boast and brag. YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! Oh… I think I love him.”
    (Madeleine Kahn as Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein, 1974)

    8. Sir Robert Morton: “Oh, you still pursue your feminist activities?”
    Catherine Winslow: “Oh yes. Sir Robert Morton: Pity. It’s a lost cause.”
    Catherine Winslow: “Oh, do you really think so, Sir Robert? How little you know about women. Good-bye. I doubt that we shall meet again.”
    Sir Robert Morton: “Oh, do you really think so, Miss Winslow? How little you know about men.”
    (Jeremy Northam as Sir Robert and Rebecca Pidgeon as Catherine in The Winslow Boy, 1999)

    7. “If you really loved me, you would kill yourself.”
    (Marlene Dietrich as Countess Claire Ledoux, aka Lili in The Flame of New Orleans, 1941)

    6. “I like being frightened… with you.”
    (Josette Day as Belle in La Belle et la Bete, 1946)

    5. “How singularly innocent I look this morning.”
    (Clifton Webb as Waldo Lydecker in Laura, 1944)

    5. “Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. They’ll come a time in the future when I shan’t mind about this anymore. But I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no I don’t want that time to come either. I want to remember every minute, always… always to the end of my days.
    (Celia Johnson as Laura Jesson in Brief Encounter, 1945)

    4. “Don’t say another word. It’s men like you who’ve made me the way I am.”
    (Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953)

    3. “I’ll admit I may have seen better days, but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut.”
    (Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve, 1950)

    2. “I like a man who can run faster than I can.”
    (Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953)


    1. “Oh Jerry, let’s not ask for the moon, we have the stars!”
    (Bette Davis as Charlotte Vale in Now Voyager, 1942)

    number 9 there is a personal favrite film of mine

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