Become a dazzling wit or enjoy a good laugh with this entertaining collection of humorous quotations, carefully handpicked and edited by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. From Art to Bores, Tennis to Wine, this little dictionary contains over 2,700 of the best quotations, from witty one-liners and funny phrases to pithy comments and unintended humour.If you live to be one hundred you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. - George BurnsI thought coq au vin was love in a lorry. - Victoria WoodChampagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie-detector. - Graham GreeneThe trouble with a book is that you never know what's in it until it's too late. - Jeanette Winterson
OUP Oxford; October 2018
- ISBN: 9780192574886
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Messing About in Quotes
- Author: Gyles Brandreth (ed.)
Imprint: OUP Oxford
In The Press
Always good for a laugh and there are lots of laughs, familiar and unfamiliar, on every page from many others wits.
About The Author
Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster and former MP - and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after dinner speakers. A reporter on The One Show and a regular contestant on Radio 4's Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, the no.1 bestseller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness, as well as the hugely popular Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations.