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Quotations

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  • The Quotable Longfellowby Wesley McNair

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Arguably America?s most popular poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a celebrity in his day, and his books consistently sold tens of thousands of copies?far more than any American poet before, or since. Introduced by Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair, this is the first collection of its kind to bring us the wisdom and wry wit of America?s poet. ... more...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twainby Alex Ayres

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • Dim Witby Rosemarie Jarski

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 15.57

    '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...

  • The Inspirational Atheistby Buzzy Jackson

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    Like all people, atheists contemplate issues of love, death, and morality, and in times of stress we long for solace and inspiration. A collection of uplifting quotations from some of mankind?s most important philosophers, scientists, writers, and even comedians, THE INSPIRATIONAL ATHEIST will be a treasured daily companion for the growing demographic... more...

  • Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotationsby Retha Powers; Henry Louis Gates

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 16.99

    A comprehensive, all-new collection bringing together the most thoughtful, inspiring, and wisest voices from the Black diaspora across history. BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS paints a rich canvas of Black history through time. Five thousand quotes are culled from the time of Ancient Egypt through American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights... more...

  • All The Best Linesby George Tiffin

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 14.57

    Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret... ALL THE BEST LINES presents 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ('My name is Pussy Galore') and slices of snappy dialogue from the pictures. From golden-age legends like Ben Hecht and Billy Wilder to modern masters Woody Allen and the Coen brothers, quotes are arranged... more...

  • Funny You Should Say Thatby Andrew Martin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    'A fool and his words are soon parted' wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that 'A wit and his words are rarely collected'. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and Little Britain. Over 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to... more...

  • In the Words of South African Sporting Heroesby George Claassen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    South Africans embrace their sportsmen and women as heroes and symbols of hope, courage and reconciliation. Collected in In the Words of South African Sporting Heroes are comments - from the inspirational to the humorous to the downright bizarre - by those we hold with such high esteem, on subjects as diverse as Captaincy, Fame, Life, Money in Sport... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable African Womenby Julia Stewart

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    African women have not only been witnesses to their times; they have also been actors and key players, and their role in the affairs of the continent continues to grow. The women whose voices are heard in Quotable African Women come from all walks of life, their thoughts and words cover many subjects and represent varying opinions. But one thing... more...

  • The Bed of Procrustesby Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    In this profound and playful book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb presents his ideas about life in the form of aphorisms, the world's earliest - and most memorable - literary form. Procrustes was a character from Greek mythology who abducted travellers and invited them to spend the night in a special bed, which they had to fit to perfection. They never... more...