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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
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 14th 2000 by Random House Reference (first published 1998)
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Jesten
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Karl
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 wi
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Jesse Broussard
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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Anna
Oct 10, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
This thing is a fantastically organized source of quotes
Jennifer Carlson
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. ...more
Claire
Sep 16, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who collect quotes
Recommended to Claire by: Ashley Arya
Just a great book for witty and silly quotes.
Scot Berkey
Mar 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Not for everyone, but those of you who like quotes...wow!!!!
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