Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Hardback Oxford Paperback Reference

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 234mm x 46mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199208956
  • ISBN 13: 9780199208951
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 535,474

Product description

This new collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 21st century, against a backdrop of the landmark events leading up to it. From Catherine Tate and the Simpsons to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, Modern Quotations charts the ebbs and flows of popular culture as well as marking the key voices and watersheds for our time. An authoritative look-up reference, and an enjoyable source for browsing: the perfect gift. New quotations include: 'You tried your best, and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.' [Homer Simpson] Matt Groening 'I ain't a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.' Woody Guthrie 'I don't eat anything with a face.' Linda McCartney 'Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong.' Fridtjof Nansen 'I watch where the cosmetics industry is going and then walk in the opposite direction.' Anita Roddick 'I wish I had invented blue jeans.' Yves Saint Laurent 'Fame vaporizes, money goes with the wind, and all that's left is character.' O. J. Simpson

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Author information

Elizabeth Knowles is Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (6/e, 2004) and What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (2006).

Review quote

Addictive reading. Simon Maxwell Apter, Times Literary Supplement

Table of contents

Introduction ; How to Use this Dictionary ; Main Dictionary ; Thematic index ; Keyword index