The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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This brand new collection offers a vivid picture both of the world today, and of the landmark events and key voices leading to it. From Scott's Antarctic Expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001, charting watersheds such as two World Wars as well as the ebbs and flowsof popular culture, the quotations give a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific concerns of modern times.Containing 5,000+ quotations from authors as diverse as Elizabeth Arden, Billy Connolly, Bertolt Brecht, Linda Evangelista, Eddie Izzard, Alison Lurie, Carl Sagan, William Shatner, and Desmond Tutu, the dictionary is author-organized with generous cross-referencing and keyword and thematic indexes.New special categories for film taglines and cartoon captions have been added to accompany misquotations, official advice, newspaper headlines and many more. Informative and entertaining, this book will be a vital part of the modern reference shelf, perfectly designed to answer the questions, 'Whosaid that . . . and when . . . and why?'Linda EvangelistaI don't get out of bed for less than 10,000 dollars a day.Alice CooperThe hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes, and switchblades. Oona KingTo say that change at Westminster happens at a snail's pace is to insult the pace of snails.Helen LiddellGood girls come in wee bulksLouis B. MayerWe've got more stars than there are in the heavens except for that damned Mouse over at Disney.Donald RumsfeldIf you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.'Billy' Hughes on Robert MenziesHe couldn't lead a flock of homing pigeons.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780198662754
Branch Call Number: 808.882 Oxford
Characteristics: xii, 483 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Knowles, Elizabeth (Elizabeth M.)
Alternative Title: Modern quotations


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