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  • What They Didn't Sayby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Follow the moneyFresh fields and pastures newA good day to bury bad newsIf the glove doesn't fit you must acquitBrings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this... more...

  • Aussie Slangby Sarah Dawson

    Penguin Group Australia 1999; Not Available

    What Australian say ? and what they really mean. Australia has given the world thousands of colouful words and expressions. From the back of Bourke to the rough end of the pineapple, it's all here. Aussie Slang is the phrase book for visitors to Oz. It's ideal reading for local blokes and sheilas, too. more...

  • Peter's Quotationsby Laurence J. Peter

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    From the author of the multimillion-selling The Peter Principle , and The Peter Prescription , here is a timeless collection of some of history's greatest and best-expressed thoughts. Organized alphabetically by subject -- from Ability to Zoos -- and completely cross-refernced by related categories, Peter's Quotations is a joy to use. Packed with... more...

  • Ifferismsby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Perfect for linguaphiles and lovers of quotes, Ifferisms is a lively compendium of wit, wisdom, and wordplay from Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of I Never Metaphor I Didn?t Like, Viva La Repartee, and Oxymoronica. A collection of aphorisms?pithy observations that communicate some kind of truth about the human experience? Ifferisms contains those... more...

  • Peter's Quotationsby Laurence J. Peter

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    From the author of the multimillion-selling The Peter Principle , and The Peter Prescription , here is a timeless collection of some of history's greatest and best-expressed thoughts. Organized alphabetically by subject -- from Ability to Zoos -- and completely cross-refernced by related categories, Peter's Quotations is a joy to use. Packed with... more...

  • Best-Loved Chinese Proverbsby Theodora Lau; Kenneth Lau; Laura Lau

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    "By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed." The appeal of Chinese proverbs is profound and universal. With brevity, clarity, and simplicity, these carefully chosen words help pass wisdom and insight throughout the ages. This timeless, eloquent collection of proverbs offers fundamental truths about the natural world and... more...

  • Neverismsby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    From Mardy Grothe, the author of Ifferisms , Oxymoronica ,and I Never Met a Metaphor IDidn?t Like , comes a new collection of witty and wise quotations about what never to do in life. Remember, ?never let the fear of striking out get in your way? (BabeRuth), "never hit anyone if you can help it, but never hit soft"(Theodore Roosevelt); "never... more...

  • Reading with the Starsby Leonard Kniffel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    Published with the American Library Association, Reading with the Stars uses the power of politicians, celebrities, and other prominent men and women to celebrate books, libraries, and reading. Fourteen of the biggest names in America offer their thoughts on why literature is important and how books have touched their lives. Television icon Oprah... more...

  • Bartlett's Book of Love Quotationsby John Bartlett

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 20.39

    From its first appearance in 1855 to its recently published sixteenth edition, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has set the standard for books of quotations. Now, for the first time, more than 900 of the most endearing, expressive, and impassioned sayings about love--romantic, passionate, matrimonial, familial, patriotic, spiritual--have been carefully... more...

  • Bartlett's Book of Anecdotesby Clifton Fadiman; Andre Bernard

    Little, Brown and Company 2000; US$ 46.50

    The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries - a must-have reference for every personal library. From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is the best source of anecdotes on the market. Featuring more than 2,000 people from around the world, past & present, in all fields, these... more...