The Speaker's Book Of Quotations, Completely Revised And Updated by Henry O. DormannThe Speaker's Book Of Quotations, Completely Revised And Updated by Henry O. Dormann

The Speaker's Book Of Quotations, Completely Revised And Updated

byHenry O. Dormann

Paperback | August 8, 2000

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FROM THE WORLDS OF BUSINESS, POLITICS, HISTORY, LITERATURE, ENTERTAINMENT, AND MORE . . .

"Think how much happier women would be if, instead of endlessly fretting about what the males in their lives are thinking, they could relax, secure in the knowledge that the correct answer is: very little."
--DAVE BARRY

"I'd tell you what I really thought about the national media, but as my good friend Dana Carvey would say, 'Wouldn't be prudent. Not gonna do it.' "
--GEORGE BUSH

"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?"
--JEAN COCTEAU

"Don't find fault. Find a remedy."
--HENRY FORD

"Peace is more precious than a piece of land."
--ANWAR SADAT

"People who read tabloids deserve to be lied to."
--JERRY SEINFELD

"Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of lifetime."
--ADLAI STEVENSON
Henry O. Dormann is a man of unique talents and achievements. He was the founder and the first executive director of the Library of Presidential Papers. He has served as president of the Technical Development Corporation, a division of the US Banknote Corporation; chairman of the board of the National Enquirer, the largest circulated n...
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Title:The Speaker's Book Of Quotations, Completely Revised And UpdatedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.47 × 5.54 × 0.7 inPublished:August 8, 2000Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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AGEHow to make a king smile, or a president, or a CEO, or a newfound friend:"After years of trying to put people at ease before an interview, I havefound the perfect solution. You shake hands, take a step back, look the person in the eye, and exclaim with astonishment, "Why, you look so much younger than your photographs!" It works every time. The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles." Sigmund Z. EngelAs quoted in NewsweekJuly 4, 1949"Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted."Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)American author, criticAs quoted in ForbesJuly 26, 1999"Age is not particularly interesting. Anyone can get old. All you have todo is live long enough."Groucho Marx (1890-1977)American actorGroucho and Me"I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap."Bob Hope (b. 1903)American comedianAs quoted in the   International Herald TribuneAugust 3, 1990"When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed andwhen you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed.It evens itself out."I. F. Stone (1907-1989)American journalistAs quoted in the International Herald TribuneMarch 16, 1988"A man does not get old because he nears death; a man gets old because hecan no longer see the false from the good."Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)American authorScreams from the Balcony:   Selected Letters, 1993"The older you get the stronger the wind gets--and it's always in your face."Jack Nicklaus (b. 1940)American athleteAs quoted in the International Herald TribuneFebruary 28, 1990"A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. Thatdisgusts me."Jane Fonda (b. 1937)American actressAs quoted in The Daily MailSeptember 13, 1989"The businessman is the person to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom."George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)Irish playwright"When I get up in the morning the first thing I do is read the obituaries.If my name's not in there, I shave."George Burns (1896-1996)American comedianBernard Baruch at a press conference on his ninety-fifth birthdayannounced that during the next year he'd learn to speak Greek fluently. Areporter asked: "Mr. Baruch you're ninety-five years old. Why would youwant to speak Greek now?" He replied: "I am ninety-five years old. It'snow or never.""Buy old masters; they fetch a much higher price than older mistresses."Lord William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook (1879-1964)British financier, statesman, and newspaper owner"Why can't life's problems come to us at eighteen when we know everything?"Anonymous"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time toform."Andre Maurois (1885-1967)French biographer and novelist"To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am."Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)American statesman and financierSpeech, November 1960, Overseas  Press Club, New York City"Age does not matter if the matter does not age."Carlos Pena Romulo (1901-1985)Philippine diplomat, educator, and former presidentSpeech upon retirement from the U.N.When Somerset Maugham was recuperating from the flu an admirer called andasked, "Could I send you fruit, or would you prefer flowers?" He waseighty-eight years old. He told her, "It's too late for fruit, too early for flowers."W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)British authorWhen I made my debut as a twelve-year-old in Berlin, people used to say,"Isn't he wonderful for his age?" Now they're beginning to say the samething again.Mischa Elman (1891-1967)American violinist, born in RussiaOn his 70th birthdayChauncey Depew met Mary Garden, the Metropolitan Opera star who had afigure equal to her talent. Seeing her in a gown of pronounceddecolletage, he asked her what keeps her dress up. She replied, "Twothings: your age and my discretion."Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928)American lawyer, legislator, orator"I always wake up in the morning a young man."Carlos Pena Romulo (1901-1985)"I do not feel any age yet. There is no age to the spirit.""Children are a great help. They are a comfort in your old age. And theyhelp you reach it faster, too.""How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"Ruth Gordon (1896-1984)American actress, playwright"Nothing is free. Even age. Age is the fee God charges for life.""You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful atsixty, it will be your soul's own doing."Marie Stopes (1880-1958)British advocate of birth controlYou know you're getting older when the candles cost more than the cake.Bob Hope (b. 1903)American comedian"One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it'ssuch a nice change from being young."Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958)American author"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."Garson Kanin (b. 1912)American author

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Here’s a book of quotations that will keep your listeners on the edge of their seats… if they haven’t fallen off from laughing! With fresh, funny and wise quotes from the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Dilbert creator Scott Adams, Annie Dillard and Men are from Mars author John Gray, The Speaker’s Book of Quotations keeps them coming back for more. This totally revised and updated edition offers those speaking on the arts, education, business and politics dozens of current quips to liven up your speeches and give them a contemporary edge.