Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Book - 1996
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'If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.' -- Derek Bok 'I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.' -- Woody Allen 'Life loves the liver of it' -- Maya Angelou An indispensable and comprehensive reference for writers, speakers, educators, executives, and curious browsers, the Chambers Dictionary of Quotations offers more than 20,000 quotations spanning all historical periods and covering diverse aspects of human experience, from politics and feminism, literature and sex, to nature, notable persons, and more. International in scope and broad in coverage, this compendium gathers together notable quotes -- many of which have never been collected before -- from more than 4,000 sources including such contemporary quotables as Salman Rushdie, Maya Angelou, and Henry Kissinger. Each quote is fully annotated, reliably sourced, and put in context along with concise biographical information on its author. Alphabetically arranged by speaker, and extensively cross-referenced, this easy-to-use reference includes a detailed index that facilitates searches by keyword. Readers can quickly locate a quotation on a particular subject, check a half-remembered line, sample the style and philosophy of an author or simply browse through and savor the accumulated wit and wisdom of the ages. The ultimate source of who said what -- and when they said it.

Baker & Taylor
Provides more than 20,000 quotations from more than 4,000 sources, arranged alphabetically by speaker, and provides biographical facts for each speaker to help put quotations in context

Book News
Over 20,000 quotations from 5,000 sources are arranged by author and indexed by key words. The editors provide a brief biographical note for most authors. They define a quotation as any recorded piece of spoken or written language that expresses an idea or thought in an interesting and memorable way, and throws light on the life and times of its author. Originally announced as Larousse Kingfisher Dictionary of Quotations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Chambers, 1996
ISBN: 9780550210197
Characteristics: xii, 1515 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Jones, Alison
Pickering, Stephanie
Alternative Title: Dictionary of quotations


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