Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

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Alison Jones, Stephanie Pickering, Megan Thomson
Chambers, 1996 - 1515 pages
'If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.' -- Derek Bok 'I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.' -- Woody Allen 'Life loves the liver of it' -- Maya Angelou An indispensable and comprehensive reference for writers, speakers, educators, executives, and curious browsers, the Chambers Dictionary of Quotations offers more than 20,000 quotations spanning all historical periods and covering diverse aspects of human experience, from politics and feminism, literature and sex, to nature, notable persons, and more. International in scope and broad in coverage, this compendium gathers together notable quotes -- many of which have never been collected before -- from more than 4,000 sources including such contemporary quotables as Salman Rushdie, Maya Angelou, and Henry Kissinger. Each quote is fully annotated, reliably sourced, and put in context along with concise biographical information on its author. Alphabetically arranged by speaker, and extensively cross-referenced, this easy-to-use reference includes a detailed index that facilitates searches by keyword. Readers can quickly locate a quotation on a particular subject, check a half-remembered line, sample the style and philosophy of an author or simply browse through and savor the accumulated wit and wisdom of the ages. The ultimate source of who said what -- and when they said it.

About the author (1996)

Alison Jones is a College Professor who works in the field of sociology of education. Her books and articles focus on a diverse range of social and political sites including feminist theory, an ethnography of Pacific Islands girls┬┐ schooling, and social anxiety about touching children. Her most recent work involves the complexities of Maori-Pakeha educational relationships, in their origins in the early 19th century and in their present configurations. She teaches research methodologies, and offers academic writing workshops for staff and graduate students. In 2018 Alsion won a Volume Ockhameter Award for Non-fiction Illustration for her title, "Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds", which she co-wrote with Kuni Kaa Jenkins.

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