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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?'... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 1997; US$ 3.49
No one is more representative of the eighteenth century than Dr Johnson, a sceptic and a rationalist (though a supporter of religion) whose advice to his friend Boswell was: ‘Clear you mind of cant.? Johnson achieved fame with his Dictionary and his edition of Shakespeare, but he lives for us in Boswell?s racy Life, judged by many to be the best... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 1997; US$ 3.49
It is impossible to imagine the universe, someone said, without Wilde?s epigrams. Their secret is that they can be at once true and false. As we absorb the paradox, our view of life is extended and enlarged. Here, in small compass, is a collection of more than 400 of Wilde?s best sayings, culled from his plays and other writings. Wilde?s wit is never... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2000; US$ 25.99
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...
- Touchstone 2004; US$ 18.00
Drawing from diverse personages -- Goethe to Churchill to Woody Allen -- Robert Byrne has mined a collection of wit and wisdom that deserves a special place on every humor lover's bookshelf. These unique, witty, and outrageous quotations, previously published in four separate volumes, are now gathered together in a seemingly limitless trove of pithy... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
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/Archetype 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...