Quotations for All Occasions

Quotations for All Occasions

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Baker & Taylor
Organizes 1,500 quotations into sections for over 150 different occasions, including holidays, birthdays, seasons, school reunions, breaking up, turning sixteen, menopause, and retirement.

Columbia Univ Pr
On the most important occasions of our lives, we often find ourselves at a loss for words; when we want to console, celebrate, explain, inspire, or thank, we end up repeating such uninspiring, uninformative phrases as "Words cannot express how I feel." To help us find the right words, Catherine Frank has compiled this handy compendium of quotations that capture the mundane and the magnificent, the everyday and extraordinary moments of our lives.

The three sections of the book cover 150 occasions. "Every Year" offers quotations on all the special dates in the calendar from New Year's Day to New Year's Eve, including Martin Luther King Day, Valentine's Day, Ramadan, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. "Occasionally" presents quotations on such occasions as giving a speech, having an interview, becoming a parent, getting engaged, welcoming someone, and saying goodbye. "Once in a Lifetime" provides quotations on such momentous events as confirmation, coming out, turning 16, graduation, and retirement.

A sampling:

? Plato, John Donne, and Woody Allen give their words of wisdom on death.

? Betty Ford writes eloquently on recovery.

? Martina Navratilova ruminates on her first sexual encounter... and Holden Caufield on his.

? Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, and Frederick Douglass ponder Independence Day.

? Amy Tan reflects on the meaning of the Chinese New Year.

? Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Susan Sontag offer poignant descriptions of pain and illness.

Whether you are offering consolation or congratulations, condolences or confessions, Quotations for All Occasions has the perfect words for every occasion.

From menopause to moving in, from a first date to losing weight, this ingeniously organized book of quotations fills a gap on everyone's reference shelf. Dividing life's events into those that occur every year, occasionally, or once in a lifetime,Quotations for All Occasions provides memorable comments for each of them, allowing you to find the perfect bon mot for all of life's characteristic passages.

Book News
To help one find the right words for occasions from birthdays to first sexual encounter to death, a doctoral student in English has compiled some 150 classic and modern quotations in three categories: special calendar dates, occasional and once-in-a lifetime events. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780231112901
Branch Call Number: 808.88 QUO
Characteristics: xii, 260 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Frank, Catherine - Editor


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