Miscellany Roll Over Beethoven

Elvis has been sighted in the new edition of Bartlett's venerable Familiar Quotations, along with Monty Python, Chuck Berry and Kermit the Frog. But to make room for pop culture, general editor Justin Kaplan had to drop a few dead poets and philosophers. All told, 340 contributors were added and 245 removed.


Cookie Monster

"Me want cookie!"

The Doors

"Come on, baby, light my fire..."

Abbie Hoffman

"Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger"

Woody Allen

"Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends"


William Shakespeare

"Framed in the prodigality of nature."


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!