The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations  

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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is an 1100-page book listing short quotations that are common in English language and culture. .

Quotations are also cross-referenced. For example, on looking up Napoleon's quotation about Britain being a nation of shopkeepers, one also finds Adam Smith, who said it first. Quotations about absolute power are cross-referenced to Lord Acton, and from him to William Pitt the Elder, who said something similar.

The dictionary has been jokingly called the Oxford Dikker of Quotaggers using the Oxford "-er".

The book is published by Oxford University Press. The 6th edition appeared in 2004 (ISBN 0-19-860720-2), followed in 2009 by the 7th edition, edited by Elizabeth Knowles. (ISBN 0-19-923717-3)

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