The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations
Wordsworth, 1997 - 740 pagina's
Quotations have exercised a particular fascination for humanity since the birth of recorded langauge, and their potency in the age of the soundbite is stronger than ever. This revised and updated dictionary includes a wealth of new material among its 13,000 familiar, serious, outrageous, witty and thought-provoking entries. From the Roman poet Ovid's observation judgement of beauty can err, what with wine and the dark to Oscar Wilde's that experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes, there is a wide diversity of sayings to add spice to conversation and enrich daily lives. The dictionary is alphabetically arranged by author and indexed by keyword for easy reference.