This pocket-size gift book is a thinking man's arsenal of quotes, quips, and comebacks filled with wit, insight, and genius.
Perfect for the guy who knows everything and wants the words to match! This little book offers in-depth investigations into "who said what," counterquotes for common clichés, and tips for citing sayings without sounding stupid. Never be at a loss for words again! Includes quotes from:
· Abraham Lincoln
· Nelson Mandela
· George Carlin
· And more!
About the Author
Nick Mamatas is the author of Insults Every Man Should Know (Quirk, 2010). His nonfiction has appeared in Razor, Village Voice, and In These Times. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Table of Contents
Wisdom of the Ages 13
Power is a near neighbor to necessity.
Inspiration and Action 37
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Man is by nature a political animal.
If your enemy is laughing, how can he bludgeon you to death?
A lady is one who never shows her underwear unintentionally.
They Never Said That 83
The definition of “insanity” . . .
Reviving Clichéd Quotes 95
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
Quote vs. Counterquote 109
Turnabout is fair play.
Quotations About Quotations 123
I hate quotations.
Donuts—is there anything they can’t do?