Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject (Oxford Paperback Reference) (Paperback)

By Susan Ratcliffe (Editor)

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199567065, 574pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2010

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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.

About the Author

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.