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Anecdotes and quotations

Anecdotes and quotations

  • The Home Book of Quotations, compiled by Burton Stevenson, Greenwich House, 1984; distributed by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York.

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, compiled by Tony Augarde, Oxford University Press, 1991.

  • 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said, compiled by Robert Byrne, Fawcett Columbine, 1988.

  • The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes, edited by Clifton Fadiman, published by Little, Brown & Company, 1985. This collection of fascinating yarns about people from Aaron to Ziegfield makes good reading even if you never use one of them.

  • Golden Treasury of the Familiar, edited by Ralph L. Woods, Avenel Books, 1980, includes 952 pages and more than a thousand entries including all those "evergreen" things you've always known but can never remember where they came from or exactly how they go. Indexed by titles, familiar lines, and authors.

  • And I Quote, by Ashton Applewhite, William R. Evans III, and Andrew Frothingham, described as "the definitive collection of quotes, sayings, and jokes for the contemporary speechmaker." Published by St. Martin's Press, 1992.

  • The Ultimate Book of Business Quotations, by Stuart Crainer, AMACOM, 1998, is "an unconventional compendium of quips, quotes, and sayings."


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