So long as we’re on the topic of quotable passages, the 18th edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations comes out tomorrow. I was given the 17th edition for Christmas several years ago by my crazy uncle, and it hasn’t left my desk-side since.
The first edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations was compiled by John Bartlett in 1855 and was a mere 258 pages thick. It’s now over 1,500 pages thick. You could kill a mouse with this book of interesting, inspirational, and memorable quotes. It also makes for a great reference when writing or for moseying through on a lazy afternoon.
It’s been 10 years since the last edition. This new version includes new quotes from new people including Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Emily Post, David Foster Wallace, and more. Nice.