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Oxford Essential Quotations

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe

Second edition


Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191794230 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780191794230.001.0001

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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 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 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. In this second edition, over 150 subjects have been updated with new quotations from over 160 authors, including over 50 new authors ranging from Vladimir Putin to Lady Gaga via Bradley Wiggins and Alan Turing. New subjects include Cycling and Size.

Book.  3984 pages.  817336 words. 

Subjects: Language Reference

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