Автор: Daley James Название: The Book of Green Quotations ISBN: 0486467813 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486467818 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 497 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Timely and thought-provoking, this volume comprises many hundreds of quotations on every aspect of green culture and the environmental movement.
Автор: Rattiner Susan Название: Food and Drink: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486422097 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486422091 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 251 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This entertaining little book contains scores of thoughts, opinions, witticisms, and insights on two of the necessities -- and greatest pleasures -- of life. Included are humorous comments by Samuel Johnson ("A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.") and Henny Youngman ("My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle."); incisive remarks by George Bernard Shaw ("Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.") and Mark Twain ("Eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."); along with hilarious and frequently thoughtful advice from Robert Morley, G. K. Chesterton, W. C. Fields, Julia Child, Andy Rooney, Marilyn Monroe, Elsa Schiaparelli, and a host of other writers, humorists, and celebrities. Arranged according to subject (alcohol, cheese, cooking, fruits and vegetables, diet, hunger, etc.), this delightful collection will be welcomed by public speakers, speech writers, and general readers.
Описание: Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable. -- Daniel Webster. How dear to all good hearts is their fatherland. -- Voltaire. Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. -- Seneca. More than 400 other memorable quotations -- mostly related to the love and earnest support of one's country -- fill the pages of this little book. Expressed over the ages by poets, novelists, playwrights, statesmen, military leaders, philosophers, and other figures of note, these sometimes witty, sometimes cynical, and often provocative sayings have been alphabetically arranged by the author. A handy volume for students, teachers, speechwriters, and public speakers, this thought-provoking collection will appeal to a wide audience.
Описание: This treasure trove of more than 2,000 profound, thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices. Drawn from citations made during the twentieth century by speakers before Congress, it quotes an international array of historic figures, including Paine, Milton, Emerson, Marx, Napoleon, Dickens, and Churchill. American Heritage hailed this collection as "useful and highly diverting," and Library Journal cited it as the best reference book of 1989. This edition features a new Preface by The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington. The entries present historical background and other information on the source. Complete author and subject indexes offer quick and easy references for speechwriters and casual browsers alike.
Описание: "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." "When in doubt, tell the truth." "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." One of America's greatest storytellers, Samuel Clemens had something witty and wise to say on just about every topic. Gathered from his classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes reflects his keen observations on animals, critics, doctors, laughter, politics, youth, and other topics. Arranged alphabetically -- "Abroad to Ax," for example, along with "Madness to Mystery" and "Uncle to Utah" -- the subjects are also conveniently indexed and cross-referenced by topic.
Автор: Pine Joslyn Название: Book of African-American Quotations ISBN: 0486475891 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486475899 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 502 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "In America, black "is" a country," declared Amiri Baraka, who insisted that the lives and destinies of the nation's white and black citizens are inseparably intertwined. His statement, like many others in this compilation of quotations, reflects the black experience in America and touches upon the role of racial identity. Other citations voice a broader perspective, including Maya Angelou's remark, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African-Americans from all walks of life. Twentieth-century notables include Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, and Ralph Ellison, in addition to earlier figures such as George Washington Carver and Frederick Douglass. Sources include poetry and works of fiction as well as song lyrics. Arranged alphabetically by author, the quotations cover a wide variety of subjects. Brief captions identify the quoted individuals and the achievements for which they are best known.
Автор: Thoreau Henry David Название: Thoreau: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486414280 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486414287 Издательство: Dover Цена: 251 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Pine, Joslyn Название: Money and Wealth: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486486389 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486486383 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1083 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Love lasteth long as the money endureth." "The money paid, the work delayed." This original anthology is rich with hundreds of quotes on currency, greed, the wealthy, and poverty, drawn from the Bible, proverbs, and the observations of Confucius, Shakespeare, Benjamin Franklin, Oscar Wilde, Henry Ford, W. C. Fields, Woody Allen, Bob Dylan, Oprah Winfrey, and others.
Renowned as a novelist, journalist, and humorist, Mark Twain is not only one of the most widely read and admired American writers, he is also among the most quoted. Wit and repartee permeate his work -- from the short, light pieces to his great novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and even later, in dark meditations on the human condition where his humor takes on a cynical, satirical twist. This remarkably inexpensive volume gathers together hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and a diversity of other topics that occupied his thoughts over 50 years of writing and lecturing. An invaluable, ready reference for writers, speakers, and others in search of amusing and insightful quotes, this entertaining and thought-provoking compilation is also an ideal introduction to Twain's inimitable style and thought.
Автор: Bradfield Bill Название: Books and Reading: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486424634 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486424637 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 251 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Galewitz Herb Название: Music: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486415961 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486415963 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 251 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: What is music? God's best gift to man, as Walter Savage Landor said? The moonlight in the gloomy night of life, as Jean Paul Richter put it? Or perhaps--as Carl Maria von Weber and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow agree --the universal language of mankind? Whatever it is, it certainly hath charms to soothe the savage breast, as William Congreve famously observed. And it expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent (Victor Hugo). These and more than 400 other striking quotes about music, from musicians, authors, poets, historical figures, and other celebrities, fill the pages of this entertaining, practical little book. Not all are on the serious side; many are deliciously witty: Her singing was mutiny on the high C's (Hedda Hopper); I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank (Ethel Merman); Donny Osmond has van Gogh's ear for music (Orson Welles). The quotations are arranged alphabetically according to author, from Fred Allen (When Jack Benny plays the violin, it sounds as if the strings are still back in the cat) to Florian Zabach (A musical talent is like having six fingers on one hand. You're born with it, you're different because of it, you can't do a thing about it except put it to use). They constitute a collection that will not only be an indispensable reference for public speakers but will also delight general readers--especially music lovers--with its enduring wisdom and humor.
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