He became well known as a result of his 1864 book Geflügelte Worte, Der Zitatenschatz des Deutschen Volkes, a collection of quotations. Specifically, the book (the title of which, loosely translated, is "Winged Words") included literary quotes that had become part of common speech.
- Works by Georg Büchmann at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Georg Büchmann at Internet Archive
- Geflügelte Worte: Der Citatenschatz des deutschen Volkes (1895) on Internet Archive
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