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The Yale book of quotations

Author: Fred R Shapiro
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This reader-friendly volume contains more than 12,000 famous quotations, arranged alphabetically by author. It is unique in its focus on American quotations and its thorough coverage of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, politics, law and the social sciences. Anonymously authored items appear in sections devoted to folk songs, advertising slogans,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aphorisms and Proverbs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred R Shapiro
ISBN: 0300107986 9780300107982 9780300107982
OCLC Number: 66527213
Description: xxiv, 1067 p. : ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Advertising slogans --
Anonymous --
Anonymous (Latin) --
Ballads --
Film lines --
Folk and anonymous songs --
Modern proverbs --
Nursery rhymes --
Political slogans --
Proverbs --
Radio catchphrases --
Sayings --
Television catchphrases.
Responsibility: edited by Fred R. Shapiro ; foreword by Joseph Epstein.
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Contains more than 12,000 famous quotations, arranged alphabetically. This volume focuses on American quotations and its inclusion of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from  Read more...

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The Best Quotations Reference

by jb5911 (WorldCat user published 2006-11-13) Excellent Permalink
A good quotations collection will give the definitive wording of quotations, provide information as to the quotations' sources and eliminate spurious sources, and be interesting enough to read or browse in its own right, even when no particular quotation is sought. The Yale Book of Quotations does all...
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But Who Said It First? And What Exactly Did They Say?

by WKW (WorldCat user published 2006-12-23) Excellent Permalink
“I really didn’t say everything I said.” Maybe not, but Yogi Berra really said that, and it’s here in “The Yale Book of Quotations” with 11,999 other good ones, drawn from some 3200 spokespersons, statesmen, saints, and singers: Du Bois and Dickens and W. C. Fields, Dorothy Parker and Oscar and Sappho,...
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