Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Quotation Reference Books. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said
In this witty collection you will find quotations grouped in categories that reflect the range of human existence, hopes, and achievement: Life and Death (And Some of What Happens in Between) “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” —James Thurber Love and Friendship “The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.” —Blaise Pascal Success and Ways to Achieve It “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”—Sir Winston Churchill The Life of the Mind “Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.” —Jorge Luis Borges Politics and Politicians, Government and Statesmen “Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.” —Benjamin Franklin Proverbial Wisdom “Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared is half the sorrow.” —Swedish proverb
- Author: Steven Price
- Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2005)
- Genre: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire
2. The Book of Unusual Knowledge
The Book of Unusual Knowledge is a mammoth 704-page padded hardcover book crammed with a cornucopia of information some useful, others not so much but all of it completely captivating. It's perfect for anyone with a curious mind and a passion for learning. With quirky illustrations and a vast array of articles, anecdotes, lists, and games, this book will provide hours of fascinating reading. It will also expand your knowledge on a range of topics, including the animal kingdom, art, sports, technology, history, politics, the universe, and much, much more. Sample topics include: - Are plastic bags killing sacred cows in India? - Does NASCAR have roots in bootlegging moonshine? - Did Ronald Reagan see not one but two UFOs during his lifetime?
- Author: Publications International Ltd.
- Publisher: Publications International, Ltd. (April 1, 2012)
- Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
- ISBN: 978-1450845809
- Dimensions: 6.45 x 2 x 9.33 inches
3. Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women (Inspirational Quotes for Women, Daily Affirmations Book)
Positive Affirmations and Motivational Quotes for a Badass “No matter how you use it, there can be benefits for you and your daily life.”― Nerdy Girl Express #1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Quotations, Women’s Studies, Love & Marriage Humor, Self-Esteem, LGBT, and Trivia Badass Affirmations is full of positive affirmations, profiles of powerful real-life heroines, and inspirational quotes for women. Packed with just the right amount of sass, this book is the perfect women empowerment gift for you and all your fabulous BFFs. Even a badass needs positive affirmations. No one leaps out of bed knowing they’re amazing and about to have an incredible day. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others―and often we find ourselves making everyone happy but our own damn selves. Badass Affirmations is here to stop the negativity with positive quotes and affirmations from powerful women. Discover strong women quotes and encouraging self-affirmations. In Badass Affirmations , positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. Inside this motivational quotes and affirmations book, you’ll be fired up by inspirational quotes for women, by women. Alongside these women empowerment quotes, you’ll gain new knowledge of the badass ladies who have left their mark on the world with a mix of short bios and longer profiles. And when you’re done learning from other fierce females, you can work on affirming yourself with uplifting journal prompts. Read Badass Affirmations and: Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily Empower yourself and strengthen your self-esteem Be encouraged by words of wit and wisdom Readers of affirmations books and positive quote books for women like Let That Sh*t Go , A Year of Positive Thinking, or Beautifully Said will love the inspirational quotes for women in Badass Affirmations .
- Author: Becca Anderson
- Publisher: Mango; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2018)
- Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
- ISBN: 978-1633537521
- Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.7 x 6.9 inches
4. I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes that offer wisdom, courage, and hope—the perfect gift for Mother's Day! Several years ago, Today show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were penned by a favorite writer; others offered a dose of love or laughter. She thought the quotes were meaningful only to her, but soon a funny thing started happening—reactions poured in from thousands of people who were just as moved. The quotes weren't only providing inspiration to Hoda, they were comforting and connecting people. So many of their comments read, “I really needed this today,” a phrase that inspired the book's title. In I Really Needed This Today , Hoda not only shares 365 sayings and quotes, she writes about the people and experiences that have pushed her to challenge boundaries, embrace change, and explore relationships to their fullest. Written with her signature wit and warmth, this book is the ideal companion to tuck beside your bed or to bring with you on-the-go to keep you motivated, recharged, and inspired each day.
- Author: Hoda Kotb
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (October 15, 2019)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
- ISBN: 978-0735217416
- Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.35 x 7.55 inches
5. The Book of Extraordinary Facts
This gargantuan, 704-page hardcover book is chock-full of that information and more, covering pop culture, nature, technology, food, sports, art, history, religion, crime, and tales of the just plain weird . Prepared to get lost perusing page after page of unusual facts, enthralling stories, and amusing anecdotes because The Book of Extraordinary Facts will keep you busy for hours! Learn about the strange collaboration between surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and comedy icon Harpo Marx. Read about what it was like to live during the London Blitz, and debunk popular urban legends. Get lassoed into facts about fascinating wedding customs around the world, and discover the reason behind one of the deadliest fires in American history. What Hollywood star used her twin sister as her body double in a film? How do card sharks mark a deck? Where in California can you find the world s oldest living tree? Which U.S. president spent some pre-politics time as a male model?
- Author: Publications International Ltd.
- Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.; Illustrated edition (September 4, 2012)
- Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games
- ISBN: 978-1450853958
- Dimensions: 6.19 x 2.13 x 9.19 inches
6. Co-Dependents Anonymous
In Co-Dependents Anonymous, members apply the 12 Step principles to their daily lives, so it's not surprising that the book Co-Dependents Anonymous follows a format similar to that of the ""Big Book"" of Alcoholics Anonymous. The stories and principles it contains are uniquely pertinent to anyone coping with codependency and searching for freedom and peace.
- Author: CoDA
- Publisher: CoDA Resource Publishing; 1st edition (July 15, 1995)
- Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
- ISBN: 978-0964710504
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.18 x 5.51 inches
7. Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration
Simon Sinek sparked a movement with his bestsellers START WITH WHY and LEADERS EAT LAST. Now this beautifully illustrated book will inspire more readers to ask for help, help others, and discover their own courage through a charming story about change. Life is a series of choices. Do we go left or right? Jump forward or hold back? Sometimes our choices work out for the better…and sometimes they don’t. But there is one choice, regardless of every other decision, that profoundly affects how we feel about our journey: Do we go alone or do we go together? It is the courageous few who ask for help. It is the giving few willing to help others. We can all find the courage we need and know the joy of service – the minute we learn that together is better. Filled with inspiring quotes, this richly illustrated fable tells a delightful story of three kids who go on a journey to a new playground and take a stand for what they believe. The story is a metaphor for anyone looking to make a change or wondering how to pursue their dreams. And the message is simple: relationships – real, human relationships – really, really matter. The stronger our relationships, the stronger the bonds of trust and cooperation, the more we can accomplish and the more joy and fulfillment we get from our work and personal lives. The three heroes are archetypes who represent us all at various points in our lives. Their main challenge is the same one we face every day: How can we find the things we’re looking for? According to Sinek, if we each do our part to help advance a shared vision, we can build the world we imagine. In addition to the story itself, Sinek shares such profound lessons as: · A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other. · Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love. · Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. · A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him become stars. Together is Better was designed to be given as a gift to someone you want to inspire, or to say thank you to someone who inspires you. It's completely different from Sinek's previous work. It may look like a children's book, but it's definitely for adults. This book includes a special page featuring the Scent of Optimism.
- Author: Simon Sinek
- Publisher: Portfolio; Illustrated edition (September 13, 2016)
- Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
- ISBN: 978-1591847854
- Dimensions: 7.19 x 0.6 x 5.31 inches
8. The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember
A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the beloved PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, The World According to Mister Rogers reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us. Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, The World According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.Age range:Adult
- Author: Fred Rogers
- Publisher: Hachette Books; Revised ed. edition (May 14, 2019)
- Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature
- ISBN: 978-0316492713
- Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
9. Book of African-American Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)
"In America, black is a country," declared Amiri Baraka, who insisted that the lives and destinies of the nation's white and black citizens are inseparably intertwined. His statement, like many others in this compilation of quotations, reflects the black experience in America and touches upon the role of racial identity. Other citations voice a broader perspective, including Maya Angelou's remark, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African-Americans from all walks of life. Twentieth-century notables include Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, and Ralph Ellison, in addition to earlier figures such as George Washington Carver and Frederick Douglass. Sources include poetry and works of fiction as well as song lyrics. Arranged alphabetically by author, the quotations cover a wide variety of subjects. Brief captions identify the quoted individuals and the achievements for which they are best known.
- Author: Joslyn Pine
- Publisher: Dover Publications; Green ed. edition (January 14, 2011)
- Genre: Reference, Quotations
- ISBN: 978-0486475899
- Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.5 x 8.25 inches
10. I Hope This Helps
From the first person many aspiring women want to hear from every morning, a collection of curated quotes, poems, and indelible messages that will help you heal and grow, daily. Known for delivering "pep-talks you didn't know you needed," Nakeia lends her story, her wisdom, and her voice to women all over the world working, daily, to meet the next best version of themselves. “Don’t let life cause you to believe that you can’t be anyone other than who you were in the past. You can always begin again.” I Hope This Helps is truth, warmth, conviction, and poetry for the soul- on every single page. Words to start your day- and words to help you sleep at night. Words to remind you who you are- and words to help you find out why you’re here. This book of mini lessons will inspire the major breakthroughs you’ve been waiting for. “You can have the desires of your heart, but you gotta heal first.” I hope this helps…
- Author: Nakeia Homer
- Publisher: Nakeia (October 2, 2020)
- Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
- ISBN: 978-1735773506
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.45 x 8.5 inches