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The Best Guide To Quotations

Nigel Rees

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The BEST GUIDE TO QUOTATIONS is not a dictionary of quotations in the usual sense. It is an annotated guide to those quotations often misquoted or misattributed or for which finding a source has proved in some way problematical.This e-book is theMoreThe BEST GUIDE TO QUOTATIONS is not a dictionary of quotations in the usual sense. It is an annotated guide to those quotations often misquoted or misattributed or for which finding a source has proved in some way problematical.This e-book is the result of nearly forty years spent on the quotations watch by Nigel Rees. Known through his long-running BBC Radio show Quote … Unquote, through numerous books on popular language, and through twenty years of the Quote … Unquote Newsletter, he here presents the cream of quotations scholarship – aided by a band of worldwide quote detectives.So, what did Neil Armstrong actually say when he stepped on to the moon?Did Masefield write ‘I must GO down’ or ‘I must DOWN to the seas again’?Where did the expression ‘My work here is done’ originate?Did Napoleon ever really say ‘Not tonight, Josephine’?Who wrote the graffito ‘Far away is close at hand in images of elsewhere’?Is there any evidence that Lord Chesterfield ever said of sex that ‘the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous and the expense damnable’?These and scores of other notable sayings are here put under the quotations microscope.