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20,000 Quips and Quotes

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Mirrored in the sayings, witticisms, wisecracks, and comic proverbs collected in this book are the contemporary prejudices of the public. Includes the words of Aristotle, Isak Dinesen, Erasmus, Gandhi, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Fiorello La Guardia, & others -- arranged in alphabetical categories ranging from Abandon to Zoo. An ideal reference for speakers, writers, poli ...more
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Published June 1st 1968 by Doubleday
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Feb 06, 2009 Jen rated it it was ok
One of my hobbies is collecting quotes, but I don't recommend this collection. I don't have much of a tolerance for quote collectors who quote themselves more than others or who leave most of the quotes as anonymous or unknown. It is arranged by topics though with an index. That's always nice.
Ellen Kucharik
Very outdated and sexist but amusing at times.
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Evan Esar (1899–1995) was an American humorist who wrote Esar's Comic Dictionary 1943, "Humorous English" in 1961, and 20,000 Quips and Quotes in 1968. He is known for quotes like "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions." He also wrote The Legend of Joe Miller, which was privately printed for members of the Roxburghe Club of ...more
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