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Random House Webster's Wit & Humor Quotationary

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Over 5,000 of the funniest lines of all times, compiled by the editor of Random House Webster's Quotationary , are arranged by speaker, in an unusual and entertaining treasury of the world's great wits.

Random House Webster's Quotationary was hailed by William Safire as "rich in quotationage...a valuable aid to speakers and writers," and is celebrated for its arrangement of quotations by subject for easy reference. Now its editor, Leonard Roy Frank, turns his attention to humor in Random House Webster's Wit & Humor Quotationary , a clever, surprising, and very funny collection of centuries of witty lines.

Quotations are arranged by speaker in this book -- unlike other collections of humorous quotations--so the reader is introduced to the humor of Yogi Berra, Dorothy Parker, Bob Dylan, and many others in a fun, at-a-glance style.
Over 5,000 humorous quotations, arranged by speaker
Extensive subject index makes it easy to find the right quote for any occasion
Includes humorists from all eras and all fields for a thorough look at humor through the ages

352 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 1998

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May 31, 2019
This was a very nice collection of quotes and very well-organized. I would have liked it slightly more if there were more quotes from fiction books, but there was a great deal of important nonfiction quotations.
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July 19, 2014
A superb book for the casual reader and for those looking to gather quotes from specific people or on specific topics. This book is very easy to use and it contains a vast amount (5,000+) of quotes.

After having purchased this book I bought several others from Leonard Roy Frank and they are all equally as good. I can't imagine how much time and effort went into creating this book; however, I am grateful that this book was created. This book is a real treasure and if you like reading quotes you will enjoy this book immensely.

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January 22, 2009
How I now love George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's great opponent. And who said "I read somewhere that drinking is bad for you. So, I gave up reading," or, "Assassination is an extreme form of censorship." Just a great book: probably one in twenty quotes is worth remembering, which is an astonishingly high ratio for this type of book.

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April 10, 2008
This is great to keep along with any other desk reference books in your library... great when you're looking for just the right quote at the right time.
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March 17, 2011
Looking for a quote? This is your answer. Plain and simple, the best single resource on quotes of which I am aware.
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October 25, 2011
Not for everyone, but those of you who like quotes...wow!!!!
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