Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Dictionary of Modern Quotations


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Bursting with witty one-liners of comedians, the pronouncements of politicians, references from films, literature, song lyrics, tabloid headlines, and even the occasional piece of graffiti, this irresistible resource brings together 8,000 of the pithiest and most provocative quotations from 1914 to the present. To help put the quotations in context, this volume includes biographical sketches of everyone quoted, citing their views on themselves and their often caustic remarks regarding others. In addition there are illuminating insights into individual remarks that clarify who said what (did James Cagney ever really say "You dirty rat"?), why they said it, and how they often wished they hadn't (Andy Warhol's coming to regret his "famous for fifteen minutes" remark).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140514438
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/25/2002
Pages: 598
Product dimensions: 6.86(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.52(d)

About the Author

Robert Andrews is a freelance writer who has extensive experience in compiling books of quotations.

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