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Quotes and Proverbs
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By maxime.maisonneuve
Updated 10 months ago
Quotes and Proverbs Overview

Over 30,000 quotes and proverbs from 6500 authors. The API offers the following requests :

  • Author quotes (return list)
  • Search (return list)
  • Random (return 1 quotation)
  • Random + Search (return 1 quotation)
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//{JSON} Random + Search

Random quotation by keyword or author (Min. 3 characters, Max. 4 words)
Content-Encoding: gzip
Date/Time zone: Paris (GMT+1)
Return:

{
"s":"love",
"a":"Oscar Wilde",
"q":"One should always be in love. that is the reason one should never marry."
}

//{JSON} Random

Random quotation
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Date/Time zone: Paris (GMT+1)
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{
"a":"President Ronald Reagan",
"q":"America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land."
}

//{JSON} Search

Search quotations by keyword (Min. 3 characters, Max. 4 words)
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Date/Time zone: Paris (GMT+1)
Return:

{
"s":"love",
"l": [
{"a":"Margaret Cho", "q":"I love drugs, but i hate hangovers, and the hatred of the hangover wins by a landslide every time."},
{"a":"Ernest Hello", "q":"There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions."},
{"a":"Dean Koontz", "q":"Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. but the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy."},
{"a":"Elbert Hubbard", "q":"The love we give away is the only love we keep."},

//{JSON} Authors list

List of authors by name
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Date/Time zone: Paris (GMT+1)
Return:
{
"l": [
{"a":"A Canticle for Leibowitz", "i": 2952},
{"a":"A Course In Miracles", "i": 2252},
{"a":"A shout from chess grandmaster Aaron", "i": 3239},
{"a":"A. A. Attanasio", "i": 1432},
{"a":"A. A. Milne", "i": 680},
{"a":"A. Bartlett Giamatti", "i": 1315},
{"a":"A. E. Housman", "i": 3593},
{"a":"A. F. Shaw", "i": 4256},
{"a":"A. H. Weiler", "i": 466},
{"a":"A. Huxley", "i": 5051},
{"a":"A. J. Ayer", "i": 4139},
{"a":"A. J. Kitt", "i": 6643},
{"a":"A. J. Toynbee", "i": 2505},

//{JSON} Author quotes

Quotations by Author : Author id between 1 and 7071
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Date/Time zone: Paris (GMT+1)
Return:

{
"i": 2,
"a":"Albert Einstein",
"l": [
{"q":"Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."},
{"q":"Do you remember how electrical currents and 'unseen waves' were laughed at? the knowledge about man is still in its infancy."},
{"q":"Although i have been prevented by outward circumstances from observing a strictly vegetarian diet, i have long been an adherent to the cause in principle. besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, it is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."},

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