1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said: Cynics, Scholars, Comedians, Candidates, Reporters, Writers, Philosophers, And Just About Everyone by Robert Byrne1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said: Cynics, Scholars, Comedians, Candidates, Reporters, Writers, Philosophers, And Just About Everyone by Robert Byrne

1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said: Cynics, Scholars, Comedians, Candidates, Reporters, Writers…

byRobert Byrne

Paperback | September 12, 1988

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Cynics, scholars, comedians, candidates, reporters, writers, philosophers, and just about everyone else finally have their say!

Every generation has its wits, wags, pundits, punsters, and one-liner champions. And this marvelous collection of classic quotes from throughout history shows off the best of the best. For the first time, the three popular volumes of The 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said—all 1,911 of them—are collected in one impressive book of wisdom.

From Plato to Groucho, this comprehensive edition quotes some of the most quotable people who ever lived. They are the famous, the infamous, the little-known, and the unknown, inspired by life to comment on it and smart enough to be clever about it.

Praise for 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”—Winston Churchill

“You'll love this book and read its lines to helpless friends.”Dallas Morning News

“A winner!”The New York Daily News

“A delightful assortment.”Atlanta Journal

“Like eating peanuts—once you start it's hard to stop.”Forbes

“[Robert] Byrne has a delicious sense of the ridiculous and a zest for fun. The humor roams the scale from the chuckle to the roar.”San Francisco Progress

“Terrific! A real upper! An ideal gift.”—Dear Abby
Robert Byrne (1930–2016) was a bestselling author on billiards history who also published several novels and anthologies, including 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said and 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said.
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Title:1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said: Cynics, Scholars, Comedians, Candidates, Reporters, Writers…Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.25 × 5.34 × 1.02 inPublished:September 12, 1988Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0449902854

ISBN - 13:9780449902851

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From the sagacity of the ancient philosophers to the urbanity of Groucho Marx, this comprehensive edition quotes some of the most quotable people who ever lived. They are the famous, the infamous, the little known, and the unknown. Illustrated

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“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”—Winston Churchill“You'll love this book and read its lines to helpless friends.”—Dallas Morning News“A winner!”—The New York Daily News“A delightful assortment.”—Atlanta Journal“Like eating peanuts—once you start it's hard to stop.”—Forbes“[Robert] Byrne has a delicious sense of the ridiculous and a zest for fun. The humor roams the scale from the chuckle to the roar.”—San Francisco Progress“Terrific! A real upper! An ideal gift.”—Dear Abby