Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations

The Elements of Fiction
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
It was John Gardner, the legendary teacher of the craft, who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. Oh, are they? I thought, and set about to verify this by collecting authors’ quotes about them. This task began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but soon took on a life of its own. This is the result.
Wisdom of the Ages At Your Fingertips: 6,500 Quotes from over 1,000 of History's Greatest Minds
By Barry Fetter
Price: Free! Words: 177,420. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Provides easy access to timeless knowledge from over 1,000 of history’s greatest American, European and Asian Minds. Over 6,500 carefully selected quotations, sayings and ideas, some quite rare, are intuitively organized into 81 major subjects. Each subject is consistently divided into 7 sections. You can find excellent ideas, clearly expressed, on any subject, with pinpoint accuracy and ease.
Shakespeare FAQ
By Jim McCrudden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,700. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
There are surprises in this book. Is Brutus a pompous nitwit? Why was Othello black? What was this plague that closed the theatres? Are the 'bad' quartos all that bad? Why the shifting from 'you' to 'thou'? Did the Globe Theater have toilets? Why is it called "Measure for Measure"? Isn't Petruchio in the "Taming of the Shrew" just a domineering coward? Was Shakespeare recognised in his own time?
A Dictionary of English and Romance Languages Equivalent Proverbs
By Teodor Flonta
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 176,580. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
3,246 English proverbs and thousands of equivalents in five national Romance languages: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian. The Dictionary is a very useful reference tool for scholars of these languages, for researchers working in various associated fields such as linguistics, literature, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sociology, history, advertising and contemporary media.
A Dictionary of English and French Equivalent Proverbs
By Teodor Flonta
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,790. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
This dictionary assembles 2,234 English proverbs and their French equivalents. Equivalent proverbs are those which express the same concept literally, such as “Love is blind” = “L’amour est aveugle” or with completely different words, such as “Every cloud has a silver lining” = “Dans toute chose il y a un bon côté.”
A Dictionary of English and Italian Equivalent Proverbs
By Teodor Flonta
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,510. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
This dictionary assembles 2,513 English proverbs and their Italian equivalents. Equivalent proverbs are those which express the same concept, be it literally, such as “Love is blind” = “L’amore è cieco,” or with completely different words, such as“Every cloud has a silver lining” = “Non tutto il male viene per nuocere.”
A Dictionary of English and Spanish Equivalent Proverbs
By Teodor Flonta
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
(5.00 from 1 review)
This Dictionary assembles 2,201 English proverbs and their Spanish equivalents. Equivalent proverbs are those which express the same concept literally, such as "Love is blind" = "El amor es ciego" or with completely different words, such as "Every cloud has a silver lining" = "No hay mal que por bien no venga."
They Cooked the Books
By Patrick Edwards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,120. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
A fascinating historical tour of some of today’s most familiar financial expressions. For instance, “Cooking the books” originated in England when the Earl of Strafford said: “The proof was once clear; however, they have cooked it ever since.” - the Earl was referring to altering ingredients in a recipe - not the “creative accounting” all too common in today’s business world.
The Portable Curmudgeon
By Jon Winokur
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,720. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
More than 1000 outrageously irreverent quotations, anecdotes, and interviews on a vast array of subjects, from an illustrious list of world-class curmudgeons
Words of Wellness: A Treasury of Quotations for Well-Being
By Joseph Sutton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,310. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Grouped into 120 alphabetized categories, "Words of Wellness" is a collection of over 2,000 highly enlightening, inspiring and often humorous quotations covering all aspects of health—be it mental, physical, spiritual or emotional health. Let the great minds of the ages stimulate your well-being with their words of wellness.
The Essential Obama: The Finest Speeches of Barack Obama
By Aquitaine Media
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,090. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
This collection of the finest, most important, and most moving speeches of President Barack Obama is a wonderful addition to any library of presidential writings, and useful to anyone interested in reading for themselves the well-crafted words of our 44th President. The Essential Obama includes every major speech given by Obama dating back to his 2002 address against the war in Iraq.