Quotation Book Reviews
Browsing Category: Reference Quotation Books
Showing items 1 to 10 of 14 total books.
The International Thesaurus of Quotations
by Eugene H. Ehrlich (Editor), Marshall Debruhl (Compiler)
More than 16,000 quotations organized by subject, not author. With categories ranging from Ability to Zen, there are plenty to choose from (over 1000 categories). There is also an author listing in the back, just in case you need to look up quotes by author.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
by John Bartlett (Compiler) and Justin Kaplan (Editor)
The name Bartlett is almost synonymous with quotes. This book is organized by author's date of birth. It includes the very obscure (quotes from Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut) and the very common (62 pages of Shakespeare quotes). Includes good indices by author and subject.
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
by Angela Partington (Editor)
This book is organized strictly by author. There are very detailed attributions (Scene numbers, page numbers, etc.). Another benefit of this book is the fact that foreign quotes are first listed in the original language, then translated into English. This is wonderful for all of those Latin quotes people throw into conversation all the time.
The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations
by Tony Augarde
Organized alphabetically by author, this collection of 5000 quotes only includes quotations from the twentieth century. Foreign quotes are listed in the original language, then translated. Highlights include a fantastic collection of Dorothy Parker quotes, Ogden Nash quotes, and even quotes from Benito Mussolini.
The Harper Book of Quotations
by Robert I. Fitzhenry (Editor)
Another large collection of interesting quotations organized under a wide variety of subjects. With over 6500 quotations and subjects like 'Average Boring Days', how could you go wrong?
14,000 Quips and Quotes for Writers and Speakers
by E. C. McKenzie
Over 580 pages of quotes for use in speeches and writing. One of the top sellers at Amazon.com for quotation books.
Famous Lines : A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations
by Robert Andrews (Editor)
I wish I had owned this quote book when I was doing my Quote of the Week on Sickness. This collection has many unique quotations that you wouldn't find in any other collection. In fact, there is a section on Frigidity (only one quote in the section, but still). I dare you to find another collection with as varied a selection of quotes.
The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time : (In Two Lines or Less)
by John M. Shanahan (Editor)
You don't have to be a genius to sound like one. Here's a collection of the most profound and provocative wit and wisdom in the English language in two lines or less. This wonderful book presents the best that has been thought and said on every imaginable topic. Organized by subject.
by Reader's Digest
"Wit and Wisdom for All Occasions from America's Most Popular Magazine" To think that I grabbed the Reader's Digest out of the mailbox with greedy speed every month when I could have just waited a couple of years for the full book. Over 2500 quotes organized by subject.
Random House Webster's Quotationary
by Leonard Roy Frank (Editor)
Although it appears that Random House has decided that they can make up new words, this collection contains over 20,000 quotes. If that is the definition of a "quotationary" many collections are far from the mark. Organized by subject with a complete index.