The Yale Book of Quotations
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 inclusion of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences. Anonymously authored items appear in sections...more
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This is an enormous book with something interesting on every page. I mean, it's literally an attempt to take the 10,000 most interesting things ever spoken or written and put them into a single book. And it is a surprisingly successful attempt: Fred Shapiro is a fantastic editor.
You shouldn't attempt to read this in one setting, or even two, but you should read the preview text. If you like the first few pa ...more
Most quotations are unusable, for example movie titles etc. Indeed the book moves away from the staples of English literature and into american pop culture. Not necessarily a good move. ...more