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Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Times (original 1977; edition 1993)

by Laurence J. Peter

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Title:Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Times
Authors:Laurence J. Peter
Info:Collins Reference (1993), Paperback, 544 pages
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Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Times by Laurence J. Peter (1977)

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So terribly handy & easy to navigate
  AdrianSamuels | Nov 6, 2009 |
I prefer Bartlett's for one major reason: You know where what you're looking for came from. There's plenty of good material in here, don't get me wrong, but if it's a Shakespeare quotation, I like to know *exactly* where it came from in MacBeth, so I can find it and cite it!

It does have an interesting organizating-- by theme-- which is different from Bartlett's and can make flipping through it amusing. In that way, you can actually pick this up and just browse instead of reading 16 pages of lines from Paradise Lost, all together.

However, if you're looking for something practical, something you can use to give people an answer if they ask you, "Hey, that was interesting, where did it come from, exactly?," you're not going to be able to answer the "exactly" part. Just be aware of that. ( )
1 vote ijustgetbored | Dec 18, 2007 |
Useful and compact book of quotations. ( )
  edwin.gleaves | May 12, 2007 |
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From the author of the multimillion-selling "The Peter Principle," and "The Peter Prescription," here is a timeless collection of some of history's greatest and best-expressed thoughts. Organized alphabetically by subject -- from Ability to Zoos -- and completely cross-refernced by related categories, "Peter's Quotations" is a joy to use. Packed with many unusual and little-known quotations of great wit, Dr. Peter's reference book is not only fun to read -- an idea mine for writers, students, and public speakers -- but it is also relevant to the sometimes overwhelming problems of today. "Peter's Quotations" is priceless.

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