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I Wish I'd Said That A Little Book of Humorous Quotations by Ned (Broadcaster and writer) Sherrin
  

I Wish I'd Said That A Little Book of Humorous Quotations

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I Wish I'd Said That A Little Book of Humorous Quotations by Ned (Broadcaster and writer) Sherrin

With over a thousand sparkling quotes and quips chosen by broadcaster Ned Sherrin, editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, I Wish I'd Said That offers something for everyone, from spicing up a speech or presentation, to simply wanting to smile. With themes ranging from Acting to Parties, Marriage to The Weather, you can take your pick of the wittiest remarks on any subject. Authors range from classics such as Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward to today's comedians Ricky Gervais and Jo brand, and of course the inadvertent humorists such as Donald Rumsfeld and David Beckham. 'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.' Groucho Marx on Books 'It may be that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong-but that's the way to bet.' Damon Runyon on Gambling 'I'm not offended because I know I'm not dumb. I also know I'm not a blonde.' Dolly Parton on Insults 'Life is a banquet, and some poor suckers are starving to death.' Auntie Mame on Life 'When you marry your mistress, you create a job vacancy' James Goldsmith on Marriage 'I think fidelity is a very good idea - now that I can't walk.' John Mortimer on Morality 'They misunderestimated me.' George W. Bush on Self-Knowledge

About the Author

Ned Sherrin is presenter of BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. Producer and director of the ground-breaking 1960s satire TV show That Was the Week That Was, and producer of a number of films, including The Virgin Soldiers (1968) and Up Pompeii (1971), he has also written extensively for stage and screen. He has directed many theatre productions such as Side by Side by Sondheim (London 1976 and New York 1977) and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (1989). He has compiled a number of anthologies, including Cutting Edge (Dent, 1984), Theatrical Anecdotes (Virgin, 1991), Ned Sherrin in his Anecdotage (Virgin, 1993), and the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (OUP, 1995, 2/e 2001, 3/e 2005). He has also written a novel, Scratch an Actor (Sinclair Stevenson, 1995), and his autobiography Ned Sherrin: The Autobiography was published in 2005.

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Publication date

1st August 2006

Author

Ned (Broadcaster and writer) Sherrin

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Format

Hardback
256 pages

Categories

Humour
Reference works
Humour & jokes (Children's / Teenage)
Dictionaries of quotations

ISBN

9780199203604

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