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A revised and updated edition of this popular mid-price dictionary of quotations, which has been in print since 1983.
With classic modern quotations ranging from Tony Blair on the `Hand of History' (`This is not a soundbite'), to Homer Simpson's advice on life: `Keep looking shocked and move slowly towards the cakes', and the cream of ancient wisdom from Euripedes to Shakespeare. Other sources include Clausewitz on war, Ken Dodd on Freud, William Blake on angels, Julie Burchill on sex ( `If what you want is cuddling, you should buy a puppy'.), Ian Rankin on life (`People talk about life as a river, but it's not like that at all, it's a series of punctuated moments'), Philip K. Dick on reality (`Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away'), and General Stanley Maude's 1917 address to the people of Baghdad: `O people of Baghdad, remember that for 26 generations you have suffered under strange tyrants, who have endeavoured to set one Arab house against another in order that they may profit by your dissensions. This policy is abhorrent to Great Britain and the Allies for there can be neither peace nor prosperity, where there is enmity and misgovernment'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 34mm | 399.17g
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0007165412
  • 9780007165414

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