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  • The Penguin Dictionary of South Africa Quotationsby Jennifer Crwys-Williams

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 15.28

    This is the third Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations to be compiled by journalist and writer Jennifer Crwys-Williams. It is an all-new, 500-page slice of pure South Africana. Containing thousands of entries and spanning the first eight years of the 21st century, there is something for everyone in this invaluable 'Who said that?' handbook.... more...

  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotationsby John Bartlett; Geoffrey O'Brien

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • The Dumbest Things Ever Saidby Steven Price

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    A collection of stupid utterances, mostly unintentional--although not always--from politics, show business, sports, and anywhere else people can put their feet in their mouths. more...

  • Mark Twainby Gary Bloomfield; Michael Richards

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    A very entertaining collection of timeless quotations from Mark Twain, along with photos of this most famous son of Hannibal, Missouri. The 19 th -centurey American writer, humorist, public speaker, and publisher wrote hundreds of short stories, and his best-known novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,... more...

  • The Most Low-down, Lousiest, Loathsome Things Ever Saidby Steven Price

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    A collection of stupid utterances, mostly unintentional--although not always--from politics, show business, sports, and anywhere else people put their feet in their mouths. more...

  • George W. Bushismsby Jacob Weisberg

    Touchstone 2001; US$ 9.99

    "They misunderestimated me." Or did they? Judge for yourself. Here are over 100 memorable misstatements by our syntactically challenged president, collected, annotated, and introduced by Slate magazine's Jacob Weisberg. "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take... more...

  • The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Saidby Robert Byrne

    Touchstone 2004; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Viva la Reparteeby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    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...

  • Finding the Right Words for Life's Celebrationsby J. Beverly Daniel

    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 baby... more...

  • If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?by John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 21.99

    John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology... more...