Collins Gem - Quotations

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Collins Gem - Quotations

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9780007183920: Collins Gem - Quotations

’Every age hath its book’ – The Koran. ‘It’s better to be quotable than honest’ – Tom Stoppard. Continuously in print since 1961, the Collins Gem Dictionary of Quotations is now more than ever the best value-for-money mini-dictionary of quotations available.

The Gem is designed to make it easy to find appropriate questions. The book is organised around a host of themes, from Acting and Adultery to Cooking and Poetry. Select a relevant theme and pick an appropriate quotations.

• Includes over 4000 quotations on themes ranging from Acting and Adultery to Cookery and Poetry, with special sections on Last Words and Epitaphs
• Includes all the classic quotes, from Julius Caesar and Tennyson to Max Beerbohm and Oscar Wilde
• Modern quotations range from Ringo Starr and Nelson Mandela to Ken Dodd and Patrick O’Brian, and Germaine Greer on Posh n’ Becks

- ‘Beckham is an archangel, and Victoria is a figure of darkness attached to him’ (Germaine Greer)
- ‘From every progressive point of view, September 11 has been a disaster’ (Tariq Ali)
- ‘a case of mistaken non-entity’ (Kathy Lette on being mistaken for Ruby Wax)

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