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"Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats": Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times

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by Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras
 

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Uncommon times call for uncommon wisdom. It’s inspiring to hear from people who’ve graduated from the school of hard knocks, yet kept a sense of humor. People like Twain, Voltaire, Oscar Wilde. People who've said the thing so well that we all wish we'd said it. People who've been there, done that, and refuse to sugarcoat what they've learned. People who

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Uncommon times call for uncommon wisdom. It’s inspiring to hear from people who’ve graduated from the school of hard knocks, yet kept a sense of humor. People like Twain, Voltaire, Oscar Wilde. People who've said the thing so well that we all wish we'd said it. People who've been there, done that, and refuse to sugarcoat what they've learned. People who know, as Sherry Hochman puts it, that "Every day is a gift—even if it sucks."

From Kathryn and Ross petras, curators of craziness (and surprising smarts), comes a timely collection of reassuring reality:

"Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?"—John Barrymore

"October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." —Mark Twain

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much."—Mother Teresa

"When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes."—Dylan Thomas

"If you think you have it tough, read history books."—Bill Maher

And Voltaire: "Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761155256
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/20/2009
Pages:
389
Sales rank:
122,527
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Kathryn and Ross Petras, sister and brother, are great curators of quotes whose calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, has sold over 4.6 million copies. Kathryn Petras lives in Seattle.

Ross and Kathryn Petras, brother and sister, are great curators of quotes whose calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, has sold over 4.6 million copies. Ross Petras lives in Toronto.

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"Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats" 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good quote books. When ever I have had an off day i grab this book and read a few of my faviorte quotes and helps turn my day around
MCHEATH More than 1 year ago
Common sense advice in these uncommon times. A really good read.