From the pithy to the provocative, "The New Penguin Dictionary of
Modern Quotations" contains more than 8,000 illuminating and highly
topical quotations from 1914 to the present. As much a companion to
the modern age as it is an entertaining and useful reference tool,
it takes the reader on a tour of wit and wisdom from such varied
sources as Charlie Chaplin, Frank Zappa, Winston Churchill, Monica
Lewinsky, and George V.
Arranged alphabetically by author, each quotation is prefaced
by succinct biographical information about the speaker, and many
are followed by a brief note to explain its context and the
responses it received. Together they give unparalleled insight into
the global culture, politics, and thought of the last nine
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