"Quick Wit" is the second volume in Des MacHale's best-selling "Wit" series, the best-ever collection of humorous remarks, amassed over a period of 20 years. Taken from every source imaginable they have a breadth and freshness that simply cannot be matched by a trawl through a standard book of quotations. Here you'll find not only W. C. Fields and George Bernard Shaw but also a huge range of others from Paul Merton to Margaret Thatcher. Arranged thematically, the quotes in this unputdownable collection not only stand alone to tickle the humour buds but feed off - and even argue with - one another. On politics: "John Major delivers all his statements as though auditioning for the speaking clock." - Steven Glover. On sport: "I am the greatest golfer in the world. I just haven't played yet." - Muhammad Ali.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 111 x 178mm
- 02 Jun 2008
- Prion Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction; Art; Business & Money; Drink & Other Drugs; Education; Food; Lawyers & Other Professions; Literature; Family & Relations; Love, Sex, Marriage, Men & Women; Media & Films; Medicine & Doctors; Music; Nationalities & Places; Politics; Religion; Science & Technology; Social Behaviour & Manners; Sport; Theatre & Criticism; Miscellaneous; Index.
"Wit... unlike most books of humorous quotations, is actually funny" - The Independent"
About Des MacHale
Des MacHale is Associate Professor of Mathematics at University College, Cork, and the author of thirty humour books. He has been collecting witty remarks for over 25 years and the Wit series is a monument to his devotion - and to his great sense of humour. A regular delegate at conferences the world over, he lives in Cork, Ireland.