The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations
Author Robert Andrews ISBN 0-14-029307-8 Publisher Penguin Books Size 24x18x5cm Weight 1400 g. Our Price Rs. 2,025.00
From the witty one-liners of comedians to the grave pronouncements of politicians, via literature, film scripts, song lyrics, advertising, journalism -and even the occasional piece of graffiti - The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations brings together some 8000 of the pithiest and most telling guotations of recent times. Many are now deeply embedded in popular consciousness others have never appeared in quotations books before. What they have in common is the power to entertain or intrigue or shock and to shed light on the very varied attitudes and concerns that have shaped the past handful of decades.It is not simply the range of material included that makes this collection unusual, but the fascinating insights it constantly offers into individual remarks and sayings. It speculates, for example, whether it really was Prince Charles who introduced the word carbuncle to the vocabulary of architecture. It queries the received wisdom that Oliver Hardy habitually used the line Heres another fine mess youve gotten me into. It shows how Andy Warhol came to regret his famous for fifteen minutes remark. And it seeks to pinpoint exactly when and where Margaret Thatcher first talked about Victorian values. In addition it provides thumbnail biographical sketches of all those quoted, frequently citing their views of themselves I play John Wayne in every picture regardless of the character, and Ive been doing all right, havent I and the sometimes crushing views of others The affair between Margot Asquith and Margot Asquith will live as one of the prettiest stories in all literature Backed by extensive indexing - the reader can find quotations by keyword or by theme - this wonderful new anthology includes such influential figures as Hannah Arendt, Ingmar Bergman, Bill Clinton, Stephen Hawking, Doris Lessing and Groucho Marx. It offers a thoroughly intoxicating mix of humour, tragedy and sharp insight -and constant food for ..