‘A glorious treasure-house for browsers’ –Times Literary Supplement
Over 20,000 quotations
A major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available brings you the wit and wisdom of past and present – from the ancients of East and West to the global village of the 21st century. Find that half-remembered line in a paradise of quotations for all occasions, from over 3,700 authors. Lord Byron may have taken the view: ‘I think it great affectation not to quote oneself’, but for the less self-centred this classic work provides a quote for every occasion, whether from the greatest minds of history or from undistinguished characters known only for one happy line.
Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and unique language monitoring, over 700 new quotations have been added to this eighth edition from authors ranging from St Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel to Albrecht Dürer and Thomas Jefferson. Here is the ultimate answer to the questions ‘Who said that?’ (and when, and why).