Below you will find the results of my research for the most quoted American.
According to a 1992 tabulation of sources from the previous 12 years
in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Noam Chomsky is the most
?Noam Chomsky, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguist and
US foreign policy critic, ranks as the most quoted living thinker (and
eighth overall) according to a 1992 tabulation of sources from the
previous 12 years in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, which
keeps track of journals and scholarly work. He also comes out on top
among current intellectuals in a survey of the Social Sciences
Citation Index performed by the MIT library.?
New Statesman: August 9, 1996
Noam Chomsky ranks as the most quoted living thinker and eighth overall.
?MIT linguist and US foreign policy critic Noam Chomsky ranks as the
most quoted living thinker (and eighth overall), according to a 1992
tabulation of sources from the previous 12 years in the Arts and
Humanities Citation Index, which keeps track of journals and scholarly
work. He also comes out on top among current intellectuals in a survey
of the Social Sciences Citation Index done by the MIT library.?
5. The Bible
?Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare and the Bible as one of the ten
most quoted sources in the humanities, and is the only writer among
them still alive.?
Central Connecticut State University
?In The Guardian's profile "Conscience of a nation", Maya Jaggi
documented the work of the founding father of linguistic philosophy,
author and activist, and observed "Chomsky ranks with Marx,
Shakespeare and the Bible as one of the 10most quoted sources in the
humanities - and is the only writer among them still alive."
?According to statistics Chomsky is the eighth most quoted thinker of
world history, the ninth being none less than the German philosopher
Hegel and the tenth being the Latin master of rhetoric Cicero - no
other American is among the first ten.)?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American writer and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), one of the
most quoted people in history.
?An examination of the most reputable quote books--Bartletts Familiar
Quotations, the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and the Columbia
Dictionary of Quotations--will reveal that Emerson is the most
frequently-quoted American author of all time.?
Hitch Your Wagon to a Star
by Keith Frome
?The latest edition from Bartlett?s gives 147 selections from Emerson,
the third edition from Oxford?s book includes 45. The Columbia
dictionary of quotations includes 200 Emerson selections.?
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Henry Louis Mencken and Mark Twain
"He and Mark Twain are the two most widely quoted American authors,"
said Vince Fitzpatrick, curator of the library's Mencken Room.
"Because some of his more memorable quotes are about politicians and
democracy, you get a lot more in presidential election years."
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Henry Louis Mencken
?Beginning early in his career, Mencken subscribed to a clipping
service that collected any and all published materials that mentioned
him. (..) The material just pours in," says Fitzpatrick, whose duty it
is to paste the pieces into thick bound volumes. (The curator says he
fills more than 350 pages every four months.) Mencken remains one of
the most quoted American writers. His biting wisdom seems particularly
relevant now, as our present era of cushy prosperity, portentous
prudery, and hypocrisy in high places compares neatly with his own
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?Mencken had interesting things to say about politics, literature,
food, health, religion, sports, and much more. No one knew more about
our American language. Influential pundits of the past like Walter
Lippmann are long forgotten, but people still read Mencken's work.
During the past decade, publishers have issued almost a dozen books
about him or by him. Biographer William Nolte reports that Mencken
ranks among the most frequently quoted American authors.?
Foundation for Economic Education
?Mark Twain is one of the most frequently quoted writers in American
literature, having commented on almost every issue of his time. Much
of what he said over nine decades ago remains relevant today.?
The Mark Twain House
The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations
by Fred R. Shapiro
Oliver Wendell Holmes is quoted most often.
?According to the preface, this new reference "includes quotations by
Americans about law, or by foreigners about American law. (..) Over
3500 quotations are arranged by subject. (..) As one might expect,
Oliver Wendell Holmes is quoted most often (255 quotes). Other
frequently quoted authors are Robert H. Jackson (134 quotes), Benjamin
N. Cardozo (127 quotes), Thomas Jefferson (102 quotes), Learned Hand
(89 quotes), and John Marshall (84 quotes).
?The Gettysburg Address speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln on Nov.
19, 1863, at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War
battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa. It is one of the most famous and most
quoted of modern speeches.?
Fred Bergsten of IIE is the most cited American think tank-based
economist in the international press
?Data suggest that C. Fred Bergsten of IIE is the most cited American
think tank-based economist in the international press. He is cited as
often as the nearest 2 scholars in the rankings combined. Nicholas
Lardy of Brookings is the second most cited, and Morris Goldstein of
IIE ranks third.?
Table 3.1 Rankings of Most Cited Scholars in the International Press;
July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1999
Robert Litan of Brookings figures as the most cited think tank-based
economist in the US press.
?Robert Litan of Brookings figures as the most cited think tank-based
economist in the US press. Fred Bergsten of IIE is second, and Robert
Reischauer of Brookings is third.?
Table 2.1 Ranking of Most Cited Think Tank Scholars in the US Press;
July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1999
?The most-quoted scientist is Bert Vogelstein, a cancer researcher at
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore. Over the time span, he published 361 papers that have been
cited 106,401 times.?
?Science Watch, a U.S. company that tracks who is footnoting whom, has
just published its list of the most-cited researchers worldwide from
1983 to 2002.?
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I hope my findings are helpful!