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Published (first published October 1st 2008)
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David
This is a perfectly respectable collection of quotations. Anyone expecting it to live up to the sheer brilliance of the Q.I. television show will be disappointed, however. Their sales pitch is that it is a cut above all other such collections (they don't explicitly say "because we're smarter", but that's obviously what they mean).

It's not. There are some gems, some duds among the quotations. But here is an example of where they follow the Q.I. pattern (which is to avoid the standard, expected a
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Valerie
It is in the whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn. M. Scott Peck

When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you
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Valerie
Quotes to remember:

Think like a man of action; act like a man of thought. Henri Bergson

Introducing 'Lite' - The new way to spell 'light' but with 20% fewer letters. Jerry Seinfeld

Inside every old woman is a young girl wondering what the hell happened. Cora Harvey Armstrong

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do. Phyllis Diller

America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair. Arnold Toynbee

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coa
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Manny
Finally, a book of non-recycled quotations. Even if it increases your carbon footprint, go out and buy it already! You can quote me on that.
Amy
What exactly can you say about a book filled with quotations. It is very extensive, and actually took a lot longer to read than I thought. I figured it is just a bunch of quotes, read them and move on, but no, it did take awhile to read them all. This is not a bad thing, it is a thick book and a lot of categories to cover.

Aside from it just being a big book the quotes included were quite interesting. Topics range from Art to Hope, to Potatoes to War. There are quotes from a range of people whet
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CuteBadger
This is very much a book for dipping in and out of and not something you'd want to try to read all the way through from front to back as it's just a list of quotations arranged under subject headings. There are some familiar ones in here, but I found that there were more than enough quotations that were new to me to make for an entertaining and sometimes enlightening experience.
Terry Ryan
Why not read this gem and have one-liners ready to fire at any moment? May as well.
Dagný
Dec 20, 2009 Dagný marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Another QI book which, like the other one(QI The Book of General Ignorance), is more of a reference book than something you'd read in one fell swoop. I want to show these books off though, because I'm very proud of owning them, so here they are.
Rhianyn
I haven't exactly read the whole thing. It's a book of amazingly witty quotes that would take a long time to read in between novels. which is no problem except that it is a borrowed book (thanks Erin!!!!!). so it is being added to my xmas list and added to a box to (hopefully) be shipped back to it's home.
Ming Siu
Some great quotes in here, and some are very funny indeed. Yet, it's a bit hard to get through all of them at one go.
Taruia
Apr 26, 2014 Taruia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Quotes people
I have a dozen 'quote' books and whilst they use the same 'core quotes' there are a few different ones here (as with all other books I suspect) which differentiates this from others.
Andreas Strom
Ok...took me exactly a year to read this. Only picked it up now and then and read a few quotes. Lots of really good ones of course.
Hallie Warren
An excellent collection of usable quotes for everyday use from the thinkologists at Qi. And yes, I did flinch when I wrote thinkologists.
Caroline
Love it. Read it before, perfect for dipping in and out of or just reading from cover to cover. A quote for every occasion.
Eileen
At last! A quote book that isn't twee!

Ray
Free book - really funny quotations.
Bryn Young-roberts
Funny, Entertaining and informative.
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