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

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by Kathryn Petras, Ross 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:
9780761163299
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/20/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
389
Sales rank:
1,111,480
File size:
1 MB

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Ross and Kathryn Petras, brother and sister, are great curators of quotes whose The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said Calendar has more than 3 million copies in print. Ross Petras lives with his family in New Jersey

Kathryn and Ross Petras, brother and sister, are great curators of quotes whose The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said Calendar has more than 3 million copies in print. Kathryn Petras with her husband in Manhattan.

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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.