Over 12,500 quotations
This collection is the ideal place to answer all your quotation questions. You can discover which of over 3,000 authors said that tantalising phrase, or you can search over 600 subjects to find an apt quotation for any occasion. You can listen to Marie Curie on Science and Society and Jane Austen on Gossip, or Confucius on Commitment and Martin Luther King on Power. This is your opportunity to find out just who said 'Imagination is the highest kite that can fly’, 'We must be the change we wish to see in the world', or 'Failure is not an option’.
Oxford Essential Quotations is an online collection based on the sixth edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and the second edition of Oxford Quotations by Subject. It ensures coverage of the most popular and widely-used quotations by combining use of the largest ongoing language research programme in the world, the Oxford English Corpus, with the acclaimed text of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and enhances these with a selection of less well-known but equally memorable contemporary sayings.