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- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
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...
- 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...
- Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available
More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.48
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.88
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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95
There?s an old adage about sports writing that says ?the smaller the ball, the better the writing.? The quotes that make up 1,001 Pearls of Golfer?s Wisdom prove that to be most definitely true! Including great golfers from all around the world and every era of history--Ben Hogan, Bob Hope, George Bernard Shaw, Gary Player, John Updike, Laura Baugh,... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.65
Whether told in the rugby clubs of Wales or the gentlemen?s clubs of London, their sharpness and simplicity unites us all. Short, sweet and wickedly clever, they hold a special place in the annals of comedy, and as the rise of Twitter heralds a resurrection of the art form, there seems no better time to celebrate the immortal one-liner. In this book,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.28
Through his words and deeds Nelson Mandela has been embraced by the world as a symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation. Collected in In the Words of Nelson Mandela, his comments on subjects as diverse as Humanity, Racism, Friendship, Oppression and Freedom provide an insight into the man and all he stands for. By turns moving, generous, humorous... more...
- Touchstone 2007; Not Available
"This business about graceful exit just simply has no realism to it at all." As the end of the Bush era approaches, the legacy is clear: George W. Bush is a wartime president. His enemy, battered but not defeated after repeated surges: the English language. The ultimate edition of George W. Bushisms captures this legacy -- from the Gulf Coast... more...