Synopses & Reviews
"Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing." "The fool wonders, the wise man asks." "Comedy is tragedy plus time." "Friends are the sunshine of life." It is hard to imagine a more convenient reference--and a more engaging book to browse in--than The Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
. Here at your fingertips are over 4,000 of the best things ever said on more than 300 topics. From Actors to Writing by way of America, Children, Cinema, Last Words, Marriage, Politicians, Sex, and Taxes, it only takes a moment to find the perfect witticism, bon mot, or sage adage to suit any occasion.
Full of snappy one-liners and the world's greatest ideas, this stimulating volume 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's "Wine is bottled poetry," and Lao Tzu's "A good traveler 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.
The fifth edition has many new themes--including Africa, Facts, Honesty, India, Insight, Kissing, Persistence, Wisdom, Wit--and over 400 new quotations. 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 pocket. It's as handy as it is indispensable--the perfect reference for home, school, and office.
This updated edition is the perfect gift for every occasion. From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, this dictionary features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from Parties to Punctuality, this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the right words to express yourself in any situation. 'There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island' said Walt Disney, and in this book a crowd of voices offer ideas: 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world', 'Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing', 'The fool wonders, the wise man asks', 'Comedy is tragedy plus time', 'Friends are the sunshine of life'.
About the Author
is Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries, and has previously edited the Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations
and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
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