Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations 4th Edition (Oxford Paperback Reference)
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Revised and completely up-to-date edition: new themes, new authors, new quotations The late Ned Sherrin's personally selected, favourite humorous quotations Over 5,000 witty one-liners and sparkling anecdotes Over 200 subjects: from Gambling to Old Age, from The Body to Wealth Newly added quotations from celebrities and writers past and present Add sparkle to a speech or presentation on any subject New to this edition New quotations Additional themes: Australia, Headlines, The Supernatural, and Weddings, among others Refreshed and updated design A foreword by leading British satirist, Alistair Beaton (Spitting Image, Drop the Dead Donkey, Not the Nine O'Clock News) This hilarious collection of humorous quotations, full of wisecracks and wit, snappy comments and inspired fantasy, has been specially compiled by the late broadcaster and raconteur Ned Sherrin, with a foreword by leading British satirist, Alistair Beaton. Now packed with even more quotes and covering more subjects than before, from Weddings to the Supernatural, Headlines to Australia. Find the best lines from your favourite jokesters and wordsmiths, add that extra something to a speech or presentation, or just enjoy a good laugh. 'A chair is a piece of furniture. I am not a chair because no one has ever sat on me.' Ann Widdecombe on the announcement that Parliamentary language will now be gender-neutral 'No wonder Bob Geldof is such an expert on famine. He's been feeding off 'I don't like Mondays' for 30 years.' Russell Brand On deciding to run for governor of California: 'The most difficult decision I've ever made in my entire life, except for the one in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax.' Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Wanting to know an author because you like his work is like wanting to know a duck because you like pâté.' Margaret Atwood 'I am so sorry. We have to stop there. I have just come to the end of my personality.' Quentin Crisp, closing down an interview Readership: General readers and anyone looking for inspiration to make a speech or presentation, or for the perfect gift to make someone laugh.
- ISBN: 0199570035
- EAN: 9780199570034