Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject (Oxford Quick Reference)

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9780199567065: Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject (Oxford Quick Reference)

Here are more than 7,000 quotations, ranging from the wisdom of the Bible, Shakespeare, and the great philosophers to the more modern meditations of Bono, 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." Arranged thematically for ease of use, the volume covers more than 600 subjects, from Beauty and Baseball to Patriotism, Power, and The Past. Themes new to this edition include Babies, Birthdays, Nine-Eleven, Retirement, and Toasts. Also new to this edition are an increased number of contemporary and motivational quotations, a full index allowing readers to search the text by author as well as theme, and an improved layout to make using this book easier than ever. 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.

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Susan Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries. Her previous publications include the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation.

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Review from previous edition: "A rich choice of wit and wisdom" --Sunday Times

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject is a collection of over 7,000 quotations arranged thematically for easy look-up. Covering nearly 600 subjects, this book features a wealth of topics relevant to modern society, from Beauty, Baseball, and Belief to Patriotism, The Past, and Power. Themes new to this edition include Babies, Birthdays, Nine-Eleven, Retirement, Thanks, and Toasts. Quotations have been taken from a vast range of people around the world from ancient times to the present day, including philosophers, journalists, saints, comedians, poets, monarchs, singers, politicans, scientists, writers, journalists, actors, and sportsmen. Brief author descriptions are given with every quotation, and an index makes it easy to search by author. New to this edition are an increased number of contemporary and motivational quotations to inspire all readers and an improved layout to make reading, browsing, and searching this delightful book easier and more pleasurable than ever. I like my body better since I became a mother. I feel sexier as a result. Halle Berry I just blew my mind. And I blew the world s mind. Usain Bolt Making money from money should be replaced with making money from making. James Dyson Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticism. George Eliot Design is not for philosophy - it s for life. Issey Miyake. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199567065

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject (2nd Revised edition), Susan Ratcliffe, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject is a collection of over 7,000 quotations arranged thematically for easy look-up. Covering nearly 600 subjects, this book features a wealth of topics relevant to modern society, from Beauty, Baseball, and Belief to Patriotism, The Past, and Power. Themes new to this edition include Babies, Birthdays, Nine-Eleven, Retirement, Thanks, and Toasts. Quotations have been taken from a vast range of people around the world from ancient times to the present day, including philosophers, journalists, saints, comedians, poets, monarchs, singers, politicans, scientists, writers, journalists, actors, and sportsmen. Brief author descriptions are given with every quotation, and an index makes it easy to search by author. New to this edition are an increased number of contemporary and motivational quotations to inspire all readers and an improved layout to make reading, browsing, and searching this delightful book easier and more pleasurable than ever. 'I like my body better since I became a mother. I feel sexier as a result.' Halle Berry 'I just blew my mind. And I blew the world's mind.' Usain Bolt 'Making money from money should be replaced with making money from making.' James Dyson 'Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticism.' George Eliot 'Design is not for philosophy - it's for life.' Issey Miyake. Codice libro della libreria B9780199567065

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