1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

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Fawcett, Columbine, 1988 - Reference - 460 pages
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Cynics, scholars, comedians, candidates, reporters, writers, philosophers, and just about everyone else finally have their say!

Every generation has its wits, wags, pundits, punsters, and one-liner champions. And this marvelous collection of classic quotes from throughout history shows off the best of the best. For the first time, the three popular volumes of The 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said--all 1,911 of them--are collected in one impressive book of wisdom.

From Plato to Groucho, this comprehensive edition quotes some of the most quotable people who ever lived. They are the famous, the infamous, the little-known, and the unknown, inspired by life to comment on it and smart enough to be clever about it.

Praise for 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."--Winston Churchill

"You'll love this book and read its lines to helpless friends."--Dallas Morning News

"A winner!"--The New York Daily News

"A delightful assortment."--Atlanta Journal

"Like eating peanuts--once you start it's hard to stop."--Forbes

"[Robert] Byrne has a delicious sense of the ridiculous and a zest for fun. The humor roams the scale from the chuckle to the roar."--San Francisco Progress

"Terrific! A real upper! An ideal gift."--Dear Abby
 

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User Review  - glade1 - LibraryThing

I read this over the course of several days as my bedside read. It's a lot of fun, and I'll hold on to it for future reference/enjoyment. A couple of my favorites: Health nuts are going to feel stupid ... Read full review

Contents

The Other 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
133
The Third and Possibly the Best 637 Best Things Anybody
267
Sources References and Notes
399

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About the author (1988)

Robert Byrne (1930-2016) was a bestselling author on billiards history who also published several novels and anthologies, including 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said and 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said.

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