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, 2013 at 8:42
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    Quotable, perhaps? Oct 4, 2013 at 13:51
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    The term "quotable" is probably the most idiomatic.
    – Hot Licks
    May 5, 2015 at 22:54

2 Answers 2


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.

  • Churchill used to roll his own. Here's one: 'It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.' Oct 4, 2013 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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    Maybe 'quotehound' along the lines of 'rockhound'? Jun 6, 2021 at 15:51

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