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Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
The Most Notable Quotes Since 1950
Compiled By James B. Simpson

Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
Simpson's Contemporary Quotations includes nearly 10,000 notable quotes from 4,000 quotable notables. Full, concise information is given for each quotation, including source, date, and occasion. This authoritative reference includes quotations from people like Russell Baker, Lee Iacocca, Henry Kissinger, John Lennon, Dorothy Parker, Gloria Steinem, and Desmond Tutu. Whether users seek information or amusement, Simpson's Contemporary Quotations is an indispensable reference for journalists, speechwriters, teachers, executives, politicians, students, scholars, and writers who want to quote with accuracy and flair.



Key Features:

• Nearly 10,000 quotations from 4,000 Quotable Notables.
• Organized by topic—a boon to after-dinner speakers, sales managers, executives—anyone who needs to amuse, inspire or iniform.
• All quotations indexed by source, topic, and key line



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Sample Entry:

Grace Murray Hopper

From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it

On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from an experimental computer at Harvard in 1945, quoted in Time 16 Apr 84

John F. Kennedy

The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises—it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbook—it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security

Accepting the Democratic presidential nomination 15 Jul 60

John Kenneth Galbraith

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable

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