Wit, Wisdom and Wisecracks: The Most Frequently Quoted Authors on Goodreads

The Goodreads list of most popular quotes can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes

Please add only books by authors widely-quoted on this site (rule of thumb: at least 10,000 -- or more -- "like" votes for a given author's quotes in total).

To determine whether a given author qualifies for inclusion, open the respective author page and click on the link "Quotes by [author name]." This will take you to a page (or series of pages) listing all of the respective author's quotes in order of popularity.

Also, when adding books please select omnibus editions of a given author's entire body of work if at all possible (and one book per author only) -- this is a list intended to focus on AUTHORS, not on individual works. Thanks in advance!
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89 books · 26 voters · list created January 12th, 2012 by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) 545 books
374 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3291 books
869 friends
Thom 6023 books
300 friends
Em~Lost In A Dream~ 1796 books
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LA 1413 books
25 friends
Sarah 1514 books
20 friends
Dáithí's 12204 books
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Carolyn 1768 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Do you want us to add or vote for the ones we like? Bit confused.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "Do you want us to add or vote for the ones we like? Bit confused."

Sorry! Any which way you want to vote is OK, as long as it's for authors whose quotes are demonstrably among the most popular quotes on Goodreads ... :)


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