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Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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It is hard to imagine a more convenient reference than The Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Here at your fingertips are over 5,000 of the best things ever said on more than 300 topics. From Actors to Writing by way of America, Children, Cinema, Last Words, Lying, Marriage, Politicians, Sex and Taxes, it only takes a moment to find the perfect witticism, bon mot, or sage adage to suit any occasion. The fourth edition has many new themes, including Parties, Motivation, and Relationships. And it's portable--ideal for students, writers, or busy executives on the go.

Full of snappy one-liners and the world's greatest ideas, The Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations ranges from the wisdom of the Bible, Shakespeare, and the great philosophers to the more modern meditations of Bona, J. K. Rowling, and George W. Bush. There is Yogi Berra's immortal "The future ain't what it used to be," Robert Louis Stevenson "Wine is bottled poetry," and Lao Tzu's "A good traveller has no fixed plans." From literature to the law, music to the movies, readers will find an abundance of classic quotes and little known gems to enliven their speeches, conversation, reports and correspondence. And to make this volume even easier to use, a full index allows readers to search the text by author as well as theme.

Concise, convenient, authoritative, and affordable, The Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations allows readers to keep a traveling data base of entertainment and information right in their own pockets. It's as handy as it is indispensable--the perfect reference for home, school, and office.

About the Author

Susan Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries, and has previously edited the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying and Quotation and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

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Foreword

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199543304
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Quotations
Editor:
Ratcliffe, Susan
Author:
null, Susan
Author:
Ratcliffe, Susan
Subject:
Quotations, English
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Publication Date:
20081015
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
4.1 x 6 x 1.3 in 0.819 lb

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