The Penguin Dictionary of Epigrams (Penguin Reference Books)

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There you are, writing a letter or a speech, or even just arguing with your friends, when you think: there must be a succint way of putting this. Surely a single one-liner could do a better job than my own ill-chosen and long-winded words? Thankfully, we have the epigram - that handy, witty saying that closes arguments, sets people thinking and generally makes everyone else think you're much cleverer than you really are. "The Penguin Dictionary of Epigrams" is arranged thematically, covering everything from birth and death, knowledge and ignorance to marriage and divorce and madness and sanity.

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'What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, Its body brevity, and wit its soul.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge On Epigram 'Stars are not the people who are best at what they do; they are merely the people who want it most.' Julie Birchill

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Mark Cohen is a publishing consultant and editor. He is a very experienced quotations collector, having edited 'The Penguin Thematic Dictionary of Quotations' and 'The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth Century Quotations', which he wrote with his father. He lives in Muswell Hill, north London.

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