A new entry in the best-selling 100 Words series selects one hundred words used by lovers and romantics from every age, featuring notes on each word as well as quotations from the poetry, letters, prose, fiction, and drama of William Shakespeare, John Donne, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Michael Ondaatje, and others. Original.
This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself--the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age. This trove of wisdom--featuring immortal passages from Arthur Rimbaud, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many others--reminds us that the patterns of life transcend continents, cultures, and generations. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human experience: "It will happen to me as to them." Designed by the legendary Milton Glaser, who created the I ♥ NY logo, 100 Years brings together color, type, and text to illuminate the ebb and flow of an entire life.
An invaluable tool for public speaking, writing, and anyone wishing to make a memorable impact with or be inspired by words, this handsomely illustrated volume is conveniently organized to facilitate finding the perfect words for any occasion. This is the perfect book for those looking for words from great thinkers and speakers in order to make a point, plead a case, or justify an opinion, to honor, glorify, or motivate others, or even for their own personal inspiration. Filled with multicultural aphorisms, adages, and axioms from numerous brilliant minds throughout the past 7,000 years and featuring more than 800 full-color illustrations, this latest addition to the best-selling 1001 series makes accessible a vast range of complex ideas from the ancient and classical era to the present. The book draws from varied fields including art, architecture, business, ecology, economics, education, law, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, science, and technology, and presents words of wisdom and inspiration from a wide array of cultural figures--from ancient sages such as Plato, Basho, Sun Tzu, and Ibn Battuta through the Renaissance and Enlightenment greats like Galileo, Copernicus, Goethe, and Newton to the icons of the present era, including Nelson Mandela, Gloria Steinem, Andy Warhol, Virginia Woolf, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg. While many of the quotations have been published previously, 1001 Quotations To Enlighten, Entertain, & Inspire is the first book to be fully illustrated (with images of the quotations' originators), and draws on a truly global, multicultural range of thinkers from ancient times to the present.
JON STEWART: "War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
NORA EPHRON: "Successful parents have adult children who can pay for their own psychoanalysis." This compilation, to be enjoyed by generations young and old, deserves a place of honor on every language lover's bookshelf.
An Essential Book for Every Lincoln-Phile
Nearly 150 years after his death, the enduring legacy of a great president, an American success story, and the celebrated leader of the Civil War continues. Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches is an illuminating and inspirational collection that captures the essence of the sixteenth president--a man revered for his integrity, faith, generosity, eloquence, humor, and determination.
A sample of Lincoln's wit and wisdom:
"You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right."
On common sense:
"Common-looking people are the best in the world; that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."
"A man's character is like a tree and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
Each of the twelve chapters also include shrewd observations of Lincoln from those who knew him best, including his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and his greatest political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. Featuring excerpts from his most famous speeches as well as numerous photos, this timely tribute is the perfect gift for students, scholars, and history buffs everywhere.
It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do. -Lena HorneI take a simple view of living. It is: Keep your eyes open and get on with it. -Laurence Olivier
The only sin is mediocrity. -Martha Graham
When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks. -Albert Einstein
Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.-Jimmy Carter
Full of surprise, insight, humor, perspective, celebration, inspiration, and a kind of offhand, poignant poetry, Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese-title courtesy of Billie Burke-shares hundreds of the best things men and women over sixty have said about how to love, work, laugh, and live. Collected by authors with a perfect ear for quotes, Kathryn and Ross Petras, Age Doesn't Matter brings together Albert Einstein's equation for happiness, Colette on the virtues of astonishment, and Julia Child's secret of longevity: Red meat and gin.
Discover America’s most acerbic founding father in his own words!
- This handsome pocket-sized volume offers a collection of insights, witticisms, declarations, and sentiments penned by Alexander Hamilton throughout his life.
- From arguments in favor of the U. S. Constitution, to wartime correspondence with his wife Elizabeth, this little volume offers a glimpse into Hamilton’s perspectives on the issues, events, and people who defined his life as well as the founding of America.
- Get acquainted with Hamilton, the writer; Hamilton, the man; and discover Hamilton's thoughts on Human Nature, Government, and Life.
- Includes full-color images.
- 64-page hardcover pocket gift book.
- Mini book measures 3-1/4 inches wide by 5-3/8 inches high.
Muhammad Ali was a champion, a poet, a prophet. Sports Illustrated called him "the greatest athlete of the twentieth century." And yet he was even more than all of that, "a whole greater than the sum of its parts . . . bigger, brighter, more original and influential than just about anyone of his era" (Barack Obama). He got there with his fists, with his actions, and above all, with his words.
Compiled and written by his daughter Hana Ali, with sportswriter Danny Peary, Ali on Ali brings together a remarkable mix of Ali's 70 most humorous, poignant, inspirational, political, and philosophical quotes, all with their origins. Here's Ali's enduring boast, "I am the greatest "--and how it was inspired by professional wrestler Gorgeous George. The story behind one of the most memorably poetic lines of the century--"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." The heard-round-the-world defiance of "I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong," and its moving context. And the stories behind quotes ranging from outrage--"We been in jail for 400 years," to inspiration--"I hated every minute of training, but I said 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion, '" to that infectious combination of humor and bravado--"If you even dream of beating me you better wake up and apologize."
Included are powerful photographs throughout, from iconic fight scenes to never-before-seen Ali family snapshots; quotes about Ali, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Billy Crystal; a career timeline; and a personal introduction by Hana Ali.