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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
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Quotable, perhaps? –  Bradd Szonye Oct 4 '13 at 13:51
    
The term "quotable" is probably the most idiomatic. –  Hot Licks May 5 at 22:54

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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

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...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

Depending on usage, perhaps you should coin a new word that fits with what you are writing. Sometimes the best usage of words is to create new words that others will understand even if they aren't part of the common vernacular.

The person is a quotemaster.

They are very quotiferous.

They are double plus quotable. (I love and hate Newspeak)

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The person may be known as a philosopher.

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Or ‘James’. Or just about anything else they might happen to be or be called. That doesn’t answer the question, though: philosopher does not in any way mean ‘one who coins highly quotable phrases’. –  Janus Bahs Jacquet May 5 at 12:30

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