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`Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.' Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and founder of the USSR, was profoundly aware of the power of words. As a zealous orator and prolific writer, he used his words to launch a soaring critique of imperialist society and to theorize the development of the world's first socialist state. Much of his writing was translated into English in order to further the Socialist cause. This book is a compilation of some of Lenin's most famous sayings, taken from speeches, tracts, letters and recorded conversations. They expose his views on topics ranging from democracy to terrorism, from religion to Stalin's untrustworthiness and from education to music. Accompanied by a range of arresting images, including contemporary propaganda posters, photographs, portraits, illustrations and Soviet art, these aphoristic proclamations offer an insight into the atmosphere of pre- and post-Revolutionary Russia and the mind of one of the twentieth century's most defining political figures.
From Aristophanes to Zeffirelli, from Gerard Depardieu to Mae West, in Break a Leg! Michele Brown has assembled a world-beating cast, including actors, dramatists, directors and even critics (`A man who knows the way but cannot drive the car.' Kenneth Tynan). She draws on plays, books, newspapers and table-talk and her collection of wise and witty lines includes the familiar and the completely unexpected. This is a work where Sarah Bernhardt is playing opposite Kenneth Branagh. Orson Welles is sharing the limelight with Samuel Beckett, Aphra Behn and Noel Coward, and the themes range from stage fright to star quality.
'A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.' - Eleanor Roosevelt A Woman's Book of Inspiration collects hundreds of quotations from women the world over. Gathered from writers and politicians, adventurers and musicians, activists and scientists, their words are a testament to women everywhere, the struggles they have had to overcome, and the tools they used to do so.
You're at your best when you're doing what you love, so follow your passions and let your inner light shine out! This little book, packed with inspiring quotes and uplifting statements, is here to help you dazzle the world with your brightest, happiest self.
Six books of more than 100 quotations from American Presidents and Founding Fathers selected from the single largest collection of quotations. Each book includes two sections, Quote and UnQuote, giving a sampling of the public and private sides of each. Printed in two-color throughout, these high-quality hardbound books are perfect for those who find inspiration from leaders of great note. The words of these famous Americans who came before us will inspire through insight, truth, wit, and turn of phrase.
If you're Wilde about Shaw but not Shaw about Wilde, this classic collection of humorous literary quotations is the book for you. Within its pages you will find hundreds of hand-picked quotes in dozens of handy categories. All the big names are here, from Henry James to Clive James (no relation); from Waugh, Evelyn to War, Poets; from Dickens to Dictionaries and Twain to Twitter. Delve here and discover T. S. Eliot's advice on becoming a great writer (it's a bit anal). Find out what the critics said about Virginia Woolf and what Virginia Woolf said about the critics. And check out what it was about Jane Austen that got Mark Twain so hot under the choler! When dirt is dished, fat is chewed, sides are split and chins are wagged, the result, dear reader, is this richly entertaining book. "Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" HENRY WARD BEECHER "Biographers know nothing about the intimate sex lives of their own wives but think they know all about Stendhal's or Faulkner's." MILAN KUNDERA "I hate writing. I love having written." DOROTHY PARKER "It was a good career move." GORE VIDAL, on the death of Truman Capote
`When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford,' said Samuel Johnson in 1777. Since then the capital has been characterised variously as a `riddle', a `cesspool' and a `modern Babylon', and both Londoners and visitors alike have continued to share their candid views of a great city in a variety of literary forms. This compact gift book is packed full of witty, scandalous and entertaining quotations about this famous city from the Middle Ages to the current decade.
Good things come to those who go out and get them! Bursting with a raft of motivational quotes by the world's most celebrated artists and thinkers, this collection of inspiring words will spur you on to dream, believe and achieve.
Includes some 100 quotations about war and peace and faith and other consequential matters from America's 16th president. The series look features a classic portrait of the author on the front cover with his signature printed below in gold foil.
'You do not lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership.' - Dwight D. Eisenhower What would George Washington think of today's 24-hour news cycle? While the Founding Fathers were strong proponents of a free press, they may have been unnerved at seeing their every gaffe mocked on Twitter. Why not take a break from breaking news and spend a moment revisiting the words of some of the greatest leaders the world has known? The Essential Wisdom of the World's Greatest Leaders gathers hundreds of quotations from more than two hundred leaders. Within these pages you'll find presidents, scholars, and philanthropists; jurists, generals, and activists; saints, scientists, and students. The selections are arranged thematically and illuminate the intellect, character, determination, and particular genius of these remarkable men and women. In this book: Abraham Lincoln extols the value of freedom and truth. Winston Churchill ponders the strength that comes from suffering. Frederick Douglass speaks passionately about the evils of inequality. Hillary Clinton advocates for the primacy of human rights. Malala Yousafzai offers insight into the precious gift of education. The Essential Wisdom of the World's Greatest Leaders is a powerful and thought-provoking collection that invites us to put down our phones and spend some quality time with the extraordinary women and men who have each left an indelible mark on our world.
Everyone is different, which means there's no one quite like you! This inspirational little book is bursting with positive quotes and uplifting statements to help you shine as the amazing individual you are.
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Learn to savour every moment, notice and appreciate the little things, and discover contentment and gratitude with a more mindful approach to life. Packed with simple, easy-to-follow tips and calming quotes by writers and philosophers, this is your essential guide to feeling good and living well.
Since its humble beginnings as a ford for oxen across the river Thames in the tenth century, Oxford has been an inspiration to generations of writers and thinkers, who have admired its `dreaming spires' (Matthew Arnold), or warned of its excesses, as did Anthony Trollope: `Oxford is the most dangerous place to which a young man can be sent'. This compact gift book is packed full of witty, scandalous and entertaining quotations about this famous city from the Middle Ages to the current decade.
`Here I am once more in this Scene of Dissipation and vice, and I begin to find already my Morals corrupted.' Much loved for the romantic plot lines of her novels and witty observations on relationships, Jane Austen was also a prolific letter writer and penned many acerbic, ironic and poignant commentaries on a range of subjects. To her sister Cassandra she wrote with candid humour about the effects of the Peninsular War, on her dislike of parties and social obligations, and about her impressions of London. Her characters speak often, sometimes with bitter sarcasm, of women's inequality, ageing and the disappointments of marriage. Drawing together fifty quotations from Jane Austen's letters and novels with vibrant illustrations which illuminate everyday aspects of life in the Georgian era, this beautifully produced volume is the perfect gift for Janeites everywhere.
A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist Here is Charles Darwin in his own words--the naturalist, traveler, scientific thinker, and controversial author of On the Origin of Species, the book that shook the Victorian world. Featuring hundreds of quotations carefully selected by world-renowned Darwin biographer Janet Browne, The Quotable Darwin draws from Darwin's writings, letters to friends and family, autobiographical reminiscences, and private scientific notebooks. It offers a multifaceted portrait that takes readers through his youth, the famous voyage of the Beagle, the development of his thoughts about evolution, his gradual loss of religious faith, and the time spent turning his ideas into a well-articulated theory about the natural origin of all living beings--a theory that dangerously included the origin of humans. The Quotable Darwin also includes many of the key responses to Darwin's ideas from figures across the social spectrum, scientists and nonscientists alike--and criticism too. We see Darwin as an innovative botanist and geologist, an affectionate husband and father, and a lively correspondent who once told his cousin that he liked to play billiards because "it drives the horrid species out of my head." This book gives us an intimate look at Darwin at work, at home, as a public figure, and on his travels. Complete with a chronology of Darwin's life by Browne, The Quotable Darwin provides an engagingly fresh perspective on a remarkable man who was always thinking deeply about the natural world.
Stay wild and free There's a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Spark your wanderlust with this little book, packed with beautiful quotes and affirmations from the world's greatest travellers and adventurers, and be inspired to dream, explore and discover!
From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from 'Parties' to 'Punctuality', and from 'Apology' to 'Toasts', this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the right words to express yourself in any situation. Its perfect complement is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, which includes fascinating information on 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world and across 250 subjects-from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Cats'. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Together, these two charming little books will have the perfect words for whatever you want to say.
War hero, politician, President of the United States-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy embodied the dreams and hopes of an age. This handsome collection of nearly one hundred quotations captures the wit and wisdom of one of America's best-loved Presidents.
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