The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (Penguin Reference Books)

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This title contains over 8000 quotations from 1914 to 2001, arranged alphabetically by author with a short biography introducing each author and contextual remarks. It includes quotations from Margot Asquith to Monica Lewinski, George V to Boutros Boutros-Galli, and Jonathan Aitken to Frank Zappa. It illuminates individual remarks and sayings, clarifying who said what (did James Cagney ever really say "You dirty rat"?), why they said it and how they often wished they hadn't.

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Robert Andrews is a freelance writer who has extensive experience of compiling books of quotations. His work includes 'The Cassell Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations' and 'The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations.' He is also co-author and contributor of several of the Rough Guide series including England. He lives in Montpellier, Bristol.

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Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking. -- H.L. Mencken

It’s better to be quotable than honest. -- Tom Stoppard

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