In my pursuit of making a great mobile application to show quotes from various author, philosophers and thinkers I created a python tool to download in bulk quotes from wikiquote.org. The tool is simply called "wikiquotes-downloader". "wikiquotes-downloader" is aimed at downloading all quotes from a certain individual from Wikiquote's website. For instance if you ask for quotes from "Friedrich Nietzsche", the tool will visit "Friedrich Nietzsche" Wikiquote page and will create a JSON object containing quotes from "Friedrich Nietzsche". In the process "wikiquotes-downloader" will remove any quote that is not from the individual in question (e.g. misattributed quotes will be removed). The tool is also capable of language detection and will only grab the quotes in English. Furthermore the result is clean from any wikitext or html metadata. "wikiquotes-downloader" is hosted on Github.
To use the tool clone the github repository using the following
git clone https://github.com/mparusinski/wikiquotes-downloader.git
Run the following command
python DownloadQuotes.py --author
For instance to download quotes from "Friedrich Nietzsche":
python DownloadQuotes.py --author "Friedrich Nietzsche"