The Quotable Will Rogers

The Quotable Will Rogers

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"I ain't gonna to lie to you. Usually when somebody tells you that, it means they are about to lie like a dog. Well, here's the truth: Joe Carter knows more about the late great Will Rogers than anybody else in the known world and parts of Oklahoma." Larry Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers, star of the touring production of The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue. Will Rogers captured the hearts of Americans with his thoughtful political humor; his dedication to country, family and friends; and his amazing ability to speak truth to life's fundamentals. In this delightful new biography, author Joseph Carter covers the details of Rogers's family history, the many milestones in his professional life, and America's fascination with this incredible figure. Rogers's famous quotes and quips are woven throughout the book, making it a thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish. Learn the fascinating history of Will Rogers, and have his most memorable quotes collected in one place: "A man learns by two things. One is reading. The other is associating with smarter people." "We don't have to worry about anything. No nation in the history of the world was ever sitting as pretty. If we want anything, all we have to do is go and buy it on credit." "We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others." "Remember, write to your Congressman. Even if he can't read, write to him." "It takes nerve to be a Democrat, but it takes money to be a Republican." "Best doctor in the world is the Veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what's the matter. He's just got to know. " "Parades should be classed as a nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. Even the people in them hate them." "Ain't it funny how many hundreds of thousands of soldiers we can recruit with nerve? But we can't find one politician in a million with backbone."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 152.4 x 180.3 x 17.8mm | 317.52g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • colour photographs
  • 1586856960
  • 9781586856960

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The Quotable Will Rogers celebrates the life and career of one of America's most beloved entertainers. Dubbed the "Cowboy Philosopher," Will's straight-talkin', wise-crackin', witty political commentary and social musings endeared him to kings and commoners alike. Illustrated with many never-before-published photographs and a collection of his best known quotes, The Quotable Will Rogers also includes biographical information on Will Rogers's family and his life as an entertainer, humorist, radio personality, actor and newspaper columnist. Sit back, kick yer boots off and enjoy! Joseph H. Carter and his wife, Michelle, manage Oklahoma's nine-gallery Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore and 400-acre 1879 birthplace ranch near Oologah. Carter, a former White House speech writer, university vice president and newsman, wrote Never Met a Man I Didn't Like: The Life and Writings of Will Rogers; consulted in the opening of the Broadway musical The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue; and assisted the University of Oklahoma in publishing the scholarly five-volume Papers of Will Rogers. Joseph and his wife line in Claremore, more

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This would be a great time in the world for some man to come along that knew something. Villains are getting as thick as college degrees and sometimes on the same fellow. The Quotable Will Rogers Great artists say that the most beautiful thing in the world is a baby. Well, the next is an old lady, for every wrinkle is a picture. You can't have the picnic unless the party carrying the basket comes. If you live life right, death is a joke as far as fear is concerned. They want peace. But they want a gun to get it with. With a Foreword by Larry Gatlin The more you know, the more you think somebody owes you a living. Every guy looks in his pocket and then votes. When a fellow don't have much mind it don't take him long to make it up. You don't climb out of anything as quick as you fall in. I am kind of like a politician. The less I know about anything the more I can say about more

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