The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Book - 2001
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'I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions- the curtain was up.' Groucho Marx'It was partially my fault that we got divorced.. I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.'Woody Allan'Jogging is for people who aren't intelligent enough to watch television.'Victoria Wood Nearly 5,000 quotations displaying all shades of humour - dry, black, wry, sly, witty, wacky or even unintended - chosen and introduced by writer, humorist and broadcaster Ned Sherrin. Quotations are courtesy of comedians (from Bob Hope and Groucho Marx to Victoria Wood, Monty Python and Fry andLaurie), playwrights (from Shaw and Wilde to Alan Bennett and Tom Stoppard), novelists (be it P.G. Wodehouse, Joseph Heller, or Flann O'Brien), journalists and reviewers (the likes of P.J. O'Rourke, Julie Burchill, and Dorothy Parker), politicians (from Disraeli to JFK and John Major) and manyothers - actors, producers, cartoonists, lyricists, moguls, soldiers and laywers among them.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition: 2nd ed. --
ISBN: 9780192800459
0192800450
9780198602897
0198602898
Branch Call Number: 082/Oxf 6173mb 1
Characteristics: xxiii, 512 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sherrin, Ned
Alternative Title: Humorous quotations

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