I am looking for a large database / list of quotes I can use. Preferably famous quotes / quotes by famous people. I have tried looking for a brainyquote API or something, but couldn't find one. If there isn't a large downloadable list of data, what is a website that would allow me to crawl their quotes / has an API?

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Have you seen WikiQuote by the Wikimedia Foundation?

There is an API endpoint at http://en.wikiquote.org/w/api.php which uses the standard MediaWiki API for there are API clients in many different languages.

EDIT: Two WikiQuote API-specific links: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13762688/wiki-quotes-api and http://bwgz57.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/in-search-of-quotes/

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