The New Yale Book of Quotations

Edited by Fred R. Shapiro; Foreword by Louis Menand

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Updated to include over one thousand new quotations, this reader-friendly volume contains more than twelve thousand famous quotations, arranged alphabetically by author and sourced from literature, history, popular culture, sports, digital culture, science, politics, law, the social sciences, and all other aspects of human activity.
Contemporaries added to this edition include Beyoncé, Sandra Cisneros, James Comey, Drake, Louise Glück, LeBron James, Brett Kavanaugh, Lady Gaga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barack Obama, John Oliver, Nancy Pelosi, Vladimir Putin, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and David Foster Wallace. The volume also reflects path-breaking recent research resulting in the updating of quotations from the first edition with more accurate wording or attribution. It has also incorporated non-contemporary quotations that have become relevant to the present day. In addition, The New Yale Book of Quotations reveals the striking fact that many familiar quotations were originated by women whose roles have been forgotten and who have often had their verbal inventions credited to prominent men.
This book’s quotations, annotations, extensive cross-references, and large keyword index will satisfy both the reader who seeks specific information and the curious browser who appreciates an amble through entertaining pages.

Fred R. Shapiro is associate director for collections and access at the Yale Law Library. A well-known authority on quotations and words, he is the foremost contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary. He lives in Bethany, CT.

“a snappy, welcome addition to any trivia-buff's collection.” –
ISBN: 9780300205978
Publication Date: August 31, 2021
1168 pages, 7 x 9 1/4
96 b/w illus.
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