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Is there a word to describe a person who makes up nice quotations?

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A person who makes up nice quotations is a liar. –  RegDwigнt Oct 4 '13 at 8:42
Quotable, perhaps? –  Bradd Szonye Oct 4 '13 at 13:51

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Someone who makes something up isn't quoting anything, but they might coin a particularly quotable phrase.

Such a phrase can be called an epigram,

a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way


...and the person who concocts it is called an epigrammatist.

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Churchill used to roll his own. Here's one: 'It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.' –  Edwin Ashworth Oct 4 '13 at 12:52

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