By Susan Ratcliffe
From Martin Amis on Jimmy Connors and Jane Austen on Henry VIII, to Liz Hurley on Marilyn Monroe and Madonna on Eva Peron, listed below are greater than 4,000 quotations approximately either historic and modern figures from world wide. The audio system are in addition referred to as the folks they're conversing approximately, and are available from a wide variety of disciplines and professions, together with actors, architects, dancers, historians, mathematicians, literary figures, politicians, lecturers, activities personalities, and scientists. We learn Margot Fonteyn's compliment of Fred Astaire: "His process is fantastic, but every little thing is finished with the air of somebody sauntering throughout the park on a spring morning." Albert Einstein on Madame Curie: "Very clever yet as chilly as a herring." El Greco on Michaelangelo: "He used to be a very good guy, yet didn't understand how to paint." And Barbara Streisand in safety of invoice Clinton: "We elected a President, now not a Pope." all of the quotations approximately somebody are introduced jointly in an access headed by means of a short description, making it attainable to check what various humans have stated approximately one individual. an in depth writer index provides a context line from each one citation, biographical info on authors, and an outline in their reviews, frequently revealing their personalities. a colourful resource of data on recognized personalities previous and current, humans on humans is an unique learn, ideal for shopping.
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David Bailey 1938– 1 I never cared for fashion much. Amusing little seams and witty little pleats. It was the girls I liked. in November 1990 Diana Vreeland 1903–89 2 [He looked] just like a Shetland pony. attributed, August 1989 Joan Bakewell 1933– British writer and broadcaster. Her television series included Late Night Line Up and The Heart of the Matter. Frank Muir 1920–98 1 The thinking man’s crumpet. attributed Stanley Baldwin 1867–1947 British Conservative statesman, Prime Minister 1923–4, 1924–9, and 1935–7.
The Lion and the Unicorn (1941) F. E. Smith 1872–1930 6 I think Baldwin has gone mad. He simply takes one jump in the dark: looks round; and then takes another. letter, August 1923 G. M. Trevelyan 1876–1962 7 In a world of voluble hates, he plotted to make men like, or at least tolerate one another. in Dictionary of National Biography 1941–50 (1959) Cristobal ´ Balenciaga 1895–1972 Spanish couturier. His garments were noted for their simplicity, elegance, and boldness of design. In the 1950s he contributed to the move away from the New Look.
Consequently they adored him. letter, May 1937 Jack Benny 1894–1974 American comedian and actor. Working notably on radio and then television, he was renowned for his timing, delivery, and mordant, self-effacing humour. Fred Allen 1894–1956 1 I don’t want to say Jack Benny is cheap, but he’s got short arms and carries his money low in his pockets. Irving Fein Jack Benny (1976) Jack Benny 1894–1974 2 holdup man: Quit stalling—I said your money or your life. jack benny: I’m thinking it over! one of Benny’s most successful gags David Thomson 1941– 3 He walked with the slow-motion splendour of the ghost of Rockefeller.