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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
For most of us, that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most, only to come to mind with perfect clarity when it's too late to be useful. The twentieth-century writer Heywood Broun described this all-too-common phenomenon when he wrote "Repartee is what we wish we'd said." In Viva la Repartee , Dr. Mardy Grothe, author... more...
- Pocket Books 2007; US$ 9.95
Sharing the most joyous moments of our lives begins with FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS FOR LIFE'S CELEBRATIONS Here you'll find: • Hundreds of heartwarming phrases for engagements, christenings, adoptions, Bar Mitzvahs, graduations, and more • Famous festive quotations • Tips for flawlessly wording an announcement or invitation for... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
The sharpest stings ever to snap from the tip of an English-speaking tongue are here at hand, ready to be directed at the knaves, villains, and coxcombs of the reader's choice. Culled from 38 plays, here are the best 5,000 examples of Shakespeare's glorious invective, arranged by play, in order of appearance, with helpful act and line numbers for easy... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99
Rich in words to live by: words that are sometimes quirky, definitely wise, and always right on target. Learn from such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, John wayne, Joan Baez, and even the prolific Anonymous, and realize that life is about seizing the day, living in the moment, and being true to oneself. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.99
John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology... more...
- Diversified Publishing 2010; US$ 12.95
Over 1,000 provocative, thought-provoking questions are posed in the latest book by bestselling author, Barbara Ann Kipfer. Tackling philosophical questions in a fun, engaging way, this impulse purchase is bound to provoke hours of conversation with friends, colleagues, and family. Examples include: *What makes something beautiful? *Does everything... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99
Arranged alphabetically by topic, from Adam to Youth, and culled from his novels, speeches, letters, and conversations, this anthology of quotes is timeless and represents the very essence of Mark Twain -- hilarious, cranky, and insightful. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99
Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes?s The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as ?Nice guys finish last,? and ?Play it again, Sam,? but more surprising ones such as ?Ain?t I a woman?? and ?Golf is a good walk spoiled,? as well as the origins of popular sayings... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 15.62
'They misunderestimated me' George W. Bush Einstein said only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity. So in deference to the dumbing down of our culture, comes Dim Wit - a collection of the most jaw-droppingly stupid things ever said. The cast includes every famous foot-in-mouther from George W Bush to Prince Philip,... more...