A Collection of Familiar Quotations

With Complete Indices of Authors and Subjects
Author: John Bartlett
Publisher: N.A
Category: Quotations
Page: 358
View: 1819

Familiar Quotations

Author: John Bartlett
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5877608320
Category: History
Page: 1750
View: 5107
Chronologically arranged entries supply quotations from 2,250 authors and major collective or anonymous works, with an alphabetical index of authors and an index to the text.

Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations

5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316250686
Category: Reference
Page: 832
View: 9265
A comprehensive, all-new collection bringing together the most thoughtful, inspiring, and wisest voices from the Black diaspora across history. BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS paints a rich canvas of Black history through time. Five thousand quotes are culled from the time of Ancient Egypt through American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Era, Apartheid, to the present day. With a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and passages from authors, artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, activists, politicians, and many others, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS will appeal not only to quote aficionados and researchers, but also to history buffs. Aesop's Fables and the Holy Bible are in the same company as Nelson Mandela and President Obama; Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison; Bob Marley and Jay-Z. A wonderful reference tool and gift, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS is sure to follow in the footsteps of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, becoming a beloved authority.

The Yale Book of Quotations

Author: Fred R. Shapiro
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300107982
Category: Reference
Page: 1067
View: 4546
More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Author: Geoffrey O'Brien,John Bartlett
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316017596
Category: Reference
Page: 1504
View: 1029
More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic BARTLETT'S tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Author: Baltasar Gracián y Morales
Publisher: N.A
Category: Maxims
Page: 197
View: 3915

Familiar Quotations

A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature
Author: John Bartlett
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown
Category: Quotations, English
Page: 1405
View: 6473
This 16th edition of the book, first published in 1855, has been expanded to include more than 20,000 quotations and more than 340 new authors both historical and contemporary - from Russell Baker, The Doors, Elvis, Nadine Gordimer, Stephen Hawking, Primo Levi, Norman Mailer, Salman Rushdie, the Talmud, Alice Walker and Elie Wiesel. This edition has been revised and edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan.

The Book of Positive Quotations

Author: Steve Deger,Leslie Ann Gibson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781577491699
Category: Reference
Page: 755
View: 9332
This new edition of the bestselling book in the Positive Quotation series includes 3,000 new quotations from 1,300 additional authors.

Great Quotations that Shaped the Western World

Author: N.A
Publisher: Paragon House
ISBN: 9781557788641
Category: Reference
Page: 736
View: 8013
This book is a treasury of the greatest quotations in western history. It is over two-thirds quotations of the West's greatest thinkers and one-third a brief history of their times. Great Quotations That Shaped the Western World is organized chronologically as a history in "bite-size" portions so that casual readers can use it as a coffee table book for browsing. The longest portions are of the 136 authors in the Chicago Canon of the Great Books, only 11 (mostly scientists) are not included. A deeper understanding of Great Quotations that Shaped the Western World... Great Quotations was compiled by a conservative businessman, a "man in the arena" whose experience in evaluating national economies helps him to identify the cultural precepts that sustain liberty, freedom, democracy, and capitalism. Also, the author covers supply-side economics and the practice of management--things that increased America's standard of living by over a factor of ten in the past century! Serious students--high school to post-graduate--and those who want to have an overview of western history and those who want a competitive edge should read Great Quotations That Shaped the Western World. Reading ten pages daily completes it easily in a summer. At summer's end, readers can stand on the shoulders of giants when they write or speak. Dr. Johnson said, "Classical quotation is the parole of literate men the world over." And, if you quote, people know you are well-read.

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199668700
Category: Reference
Page: 1126
View: 3089
Complete with a keyword index and expanded information on authors and particular quotations, this definitive guide to quotations in English means that you will always know who said what, where, and when.

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain

A Biography
Author: Justin Kaplan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439129312
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
View: 6652
Mark Twain, the American comic genius who portrayed, named, and in part exemplified America’s “Gilded Age,” comes alive in Justin Kaplan’s extraordinary biography. With brilliant immediacy, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual persona symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality and freewheeling ambition. As Mark Twain, he was the Mississippi riverboat pilot, the satirist with a fiery hatred of pretension, and the author of such classics as Tom Sawyer andHuckleberry Finn. As Mr. Clemens, he was the star who married an heiress, built a palatial estate, threw away fortunes on harebrained financial schemes, and lived the extravagant life that Mark Twain despised. Kaplan effectively portrays the triumphant-tragic man whose achievements and failures, laughter and anger, reflect a crucial generation in our past as well as his own dark, divided, and remarkably contemporary spirit. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brilliantly conveys this towering literary figure who was himself a symbol of the peculiarly American conflict between moral scrutiny and the drive to succeed. Mr. Clemens lived the Gilded Life that Mark Twain despised. The merging and fragmenting of these and other identities, as the biography unfolds, results in a magnificent projection of the whole man; the great comic spirit; and the exuberant, tragic human being, who, his friend William Dean Howells said, was “sole, incomparable, the Lincoln of our literature.”

Speaking of Science

Notable Quotes on Science, Engineering, and the Environment
Author: Jon Fripp,Michael Fripp,Deborah Fripp
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9781878707512
Category: Reference
Page: 241
View: 900
Easy to use, the volume is organized into major scientific categories and subcategories. Many of the quotes are hilarious, and all are insightful. Each quote is carefully referenced, and relevant information about the speaker is also provided.

Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Author: Geoffrey O'Brien,Billy Collins
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316029025
Category: Poetry
Page: 544
View: 687
Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry to celebrate a new baby or marriage, toast a colleague, cheer a graduate, honor a birthday, deliver a eulogy, or add zest to a holiday party. It is the perfect solution to the age-old question, What should I say?


A Book of Quotations
Author: Sy Safransky
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943560
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 198
View: 5350
"A collection of quotations--witty, humorous, insightful, touching--ideal for gift-giving, personal reflection, bedside reading, or anytime one wants to get in touch with the beauty and wisdom of the human spirit"--Provided by publisher.


Author: Terry McMillan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451216717
Category: Fiction
Page: 342
View: 3314
Mildred Peacock, a spirited African-American woman living in the declining Michigan town of Point Haven, decides to kick out her jealous husband, Crook, and raise her five children on her own, in a new edition of the best-selling author's first novel. Reprint.

Chambers dictionary of quotations

Author: Alison Jones,Stephanie Pickering,Megan Thomson
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Ltd
Category: Reference
Page: 1515
View: 9529
Provides more than 20,000 quotations from more than 4,000 sources, arranged alphabetically by speaker, and provides biographical facts for each speaker to help put quotations in context

Hemingway Didn't Say That

The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations
Author: Garson O'Toole
Publisher: Little a
ISBN: 9781503933415
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
View: 7614
Everywhere you look, you'll find viral quotable wisdom attributed to icons ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Mark Twain, from Cicero to Woody Allen. But more often than not, these attributions are false. Garson O'Toole--the Internet's foremost investigator into the dubious origins of our most repeated quotations, aphorisms, and everyday sayings--collects his efforts into a first-ever encyclopedia of corrective popular history. Containing an enormous amount of original research, this delightful compendium presents information previously unavailable to readers, writers, and scholars. It also serves as the first careful examination of what causes misquotations and how they spread across the globe. Using the massive expansion in online databases as well as old-fashioned gumshoe archival digging, O'Toole provides a fascinating study of our modern abilities to find and correct misinformation. As Carl Sagan did not say, "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

This Could Help

Author: Patrick Rhone
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312655852
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
View: 8229
I’m not sure what this book will mean to you, personally. All I know is that it could help. Help what? I’m not entirely sure. In fact, I can’t even say for sure it will help everyone who reads it — though I certainly hope it will. What I do know is that some part of this could help you in some area of life. It could help you in your job. It could help you in a relationship. It could help you get through a trying time or a creative struggle. Or, it could just let you know you are not alone — that there is at least one other person who has faced similar struggles and sought to help you with yours. So, if you find yourself in the middle of a problem, a crossroads, or a barrier, read this book. It could help.

Respectfully Quoted

A Dictionary of Quotations
Author: James H. Billington,Library of Congress
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486472884
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 520
View: 5531
A treasury of thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices. Quoted historical figures include Paine, Milton, Emerson, Marx, Napoleon, Dickens, and Churchill.