The Yale Book of Quotations

including the Yale Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

The Yale Book of Quotations app brings together a collection of over 13,000 quotes and proverbs from Yale University Press’s award-winning title The Yale Book of Quotations, edited by Fred R. Shapiro and the companion edition, The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs, compiled by Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mieder, and Fred R. Shapiro.

Finding the right words has never been easier.

The content has a unique focus on American quotations and proverbs, and includes topics from literary and historical sources to popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences. The app will allow visitors to seek specific quotes, search by subject, or just enjoy browsing. The app provides a fun, highly-usable experience for lovers of words and language everywhere.


  • Full text searchability for all entries within The Yale Book of Quotations and The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs
  • The ability to share favorite quotations and proverbs via email, Twitter, Facebook, and Evernote
  • Quotation of the Day feature
  • Complete offline use – no internet connection required
  • Universal app design, making it usable on the multiple devices
  • Hyperlinked cross-references for easy navigation
  • The ability to bookmark and organize entries in personal folders
  • Browse by author last name or by proverb keyword
  • Swipe through entries as if flipping through pages of the book
  • Access lifetime usage history of app
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Copyright © 2013 Yale University Press and Fred Shapiro