Over 12,600 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 find out what Harper Lee had to say on Technology, Leon Trotsky on Art, Julius Caesar on Ambition or J. K. Rowling on Parents. This is your chance 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 ensures coverage of the most popular and widely used quotations by combining the text of the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Quotations with use of the largest ongoing language research programme in the world, the Oxford English Corpus, and enhances these with a selection of equally memorable contemporary sayings. In this sixth edition, over 170 new quotations have been added, from over 140 authors, including over 50 new authors, ranging from Tina Fey to Vivienne Westwood and Fred Astaire to Cristiano Ronaldo.