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1. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature (17th Edition)
by John Bartlett
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This 17th edition, under Kaplan's splendid direction, contains over 20,000 quotations, representing 2,500 authors, 90 of whom are new to BARTLETT'S. Newcomers include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tony Kushner, Tammy Wynette, Margaret Atwood, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, Frank O'Hara, Martin Amis, Kingsley Amis, Mother Teresa, Jacques Cousteau, Rudolph Giuliani, Alfred Hitchcock, L. M. Montgomery, Eric Ambler, Jerry Seinfeld, J. K. Rowling, Katharine Graham, and Emma Goldman. With quotations presented in chronological order, in the famous BARTLETT'S tradition, BARTLETT'S gives the reader a vast panorama of the world, from the ancient Egyptians to the latest movie, from the inspirational and the beautiful to the sardonic and the downright funny. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A Venerable Classic that May or Not be what YOU need.
Bartlett's is, by far, the most well known of all quotations books. But it may or not be the best one for your needs. If you want a book which will help you find our who wrote quotations that you encounter, then it's an excellent choice. If you want a book that takes you on a stroll through the history of ideas, starting with the earliest quotations, and moving through to the most recent, then this is a good book for you, perhaps the best. This can be a great way to discover which authors' ideas you like, so you can identify whole books by those authors. It's a great way to introduce nuggets of brilliance to your kids too.

But if you are preparing a speech, writing a book or article which you want to find good quotes on specific subjects, this is not a good choice. There are some wonderfully better books than this one with more quotations and which are far better organized. They are all organized by subject category. It makes all the difference in the world, compared to going to the index in the back of the book, then searching for each quote referred to in the subject index, as Bartlett's forces you to do.

If you are, like me, a quotation book collector (I have over 400, dating back to 1590 and a computer database of over 50,000 quotatiosn) then you'll want an edition of Bartlett's (I have at least half a dozen different editions, and the contents do change from edition to edition.)

Other good subject categorized quotation books include . H.L. Mencken's A New Dictionary of Quotations Awesome collection Dictionary of Thoughts by Tryon Edwards, over 100 years since first published, but much friendlier Burton Stevenson's Home Book of quotations, with over 40,000 quotes also titled as MacMillan Dictionary of Quotations, Big, solidly done. Wolfgang Mieder's Encyclopedia of World Proverbs (not quotes, but a great collection by one of the world's experts) International Thesaurus of Quotations-- very comprehensive, large list,and, a new addition-- Quotationary. I've also put together an amazon list of quotation books.

I have to say though, that over the 10+ years I have been working on my own quotation book, with its 600+ subject categories, I have always used Bartletts as one of the measures of quality.

Have fun.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant!
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's 'Familiar Quotations' is an admirable work, and I studied it intently." Sir Winston Churchill (1930) Sir Winston does a remarkable job of "reviewing" "FQ", and 5 pages of his own words are contained within (the aforementioned quote is on page 619 in this edition). There are over 50 pages of Shakespeare, as well. The index is superb, one can find quotes appropriate for speeches, letters, and personal enjoyment with ease. Bravo John Bartlett!

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable, authoritative, probably the "best"
Comparing this, the 17th edition of the best known and arguably the most authoritative collection of quotations ("familiar," memorable, or just plain quotable--you choose the terminology), to its predecessor the 16th edition, the question arises, should you upgrade? I own both books and have examined them in some detail. I have used the 16th for many years.

The 17th is set in a new typeface which is both slightly narrower and less bold than that of the 16th. The result is a cleaner look to the pages and more white space. The difference in the number of pages--1431 for the new, 1405 for the old--is slight, and a little misleading. In fact the new addition has more entries--"around one hundred" authors are quoted for the first time, and some authors have additional entries. But the text in the 17th actually takes up less room. Its Index, for example, although it has more entries, has only 564 pages to 608 for the 16th. This is accomplished mainly because the narrower type is also shorter, allowing more entries per column.

The question then is, is the smaller type harder to read? Surprisingly, I would say no. The new type is sharper, crisper and, because the pages have a cleaner appearance, is easier on the eyes. I have a strong suspicion that the publishers--whose investment in this most famous and most important reference work is considerable--tested the readability of their new type before adopting it!

Some additional space, according to editor Justin Kaplan, has been gained by the elimination of "several hundred purely mechanical and nonsubstantive cross-references." For example in the 16th on page 247 is given this quotation from Fredrich von Logau: "Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small." A footnote at the bottom of the column refers us to Euripides and George Herbert who wrote something similar. In the 17th that footnote is gone and we have no handy reference to the two earlier instances of von Logau's expression. I think this is a clear loss and not something simply "mechanical and nonsubstantive" as editor Justin Kaplan has it in his Preface to the Seventeenth Edition. (p. viii)

Okay, what about the new authors being quoted and the additional quotations by authors already present in the 16th addition? Do they constitute a significant upgrade?

This is a question difficult to answer partly because only time will tell if the new additions--many of them are so new--will really remain worth remembering. Bill Clinton's rather infamous "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is" surely will be around for a while, but film director Cameron Crowe's "Show me the money!" from his film Jerry Maguire (1997) may not seem so memorable or familiar a generation or two down the road. (Or maybe I have that backwards!) A quick way to address the question of whether the new quotations are worthwhile is to look at the last pages of entries just before the Anonymous section. Because Bartlett's presents its quotations chronologically, from the earliest (the first quote is from the Egyptian The Song of the Harper 2650 B.C.) to the latest (Sesame Street's Kermit the Frog's "It ain't easy bein' green") most of the new entries are near the back. By the way, technically speaking, Kermit the Frog's dictum is older than Cameron Crowe's movie. But that is a quibble.

Of course there are additions that are not from new authors. French mathematician, Pierre de Fermat, who does not appear in the 16th, appears here in the 17th, noting that his "truly marvellous" proof for his famous Last Theorem, will not fit into "this margin." Fermat was rediscovered by Bartlett's no doubt because in 1994 Andrew Wiles finally proved the theorem--taking considerably more than a margin to do it, by the way.

Some other authors appearing for the first time are Mother Teresa, Richard Feynman, Margaret Atwood, Princes Diana, etc. Vladimir Nabokov, Edith Wharton, Gertrude Stein and W. Somerset Maugham are among about two dozen who have had their space extended. Kaplan doesn't mention it, but there are also some deletions from the previous edition. I was particularly disappointed to find that one of the central tenets of the Vedas, from the Chandogya Upanishad, "Thou art that" was eliminated.

Also eliminated (and I think this is to the good) are the Ibid's that sometimes ran all the way down the page in the 16th. Now the title of the work is repeated.

If you don't have this reference, you really should get it or the comparable Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. See my review of that very excellent book for a comparison. Suffice it to say here, if you are an American who prefers a slight emphasis on American authors to an emphasis on English authors, you'll want to get this book.

Bottom line: no serious writer (especially of literature, culture and history) should be without this invaluable and authoritative book. Next to a dictionary it is my most consulted work of reference.

2-0 out of 5 stars Organization and Format Lacking
Before buying this book, I was influenced by the name recognition of Bartletts and bought the book mainly for its
known reputation in the past. I was very disappointed! Half the book is an index and, even then, to see the complete quotation, you have to look up each partial quote for the complete quote. Too much work for me! I returned the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Changes in new edition
It should be noted that some reviews here refer to editions PRIOR to the new 17th edition of Bartlett's. For example, Ronald Reagan's Berlin speech "...tear down this wall..." is included in this latest edition along with other updates and revisions.

I would agree with others that it is probably worthwhile to hold onto earlier editions of timepieces/repositories of additional quotes that, with the march of time, get squeezed out of current and future edtions. Every home should have at least one of these in it though.

Nice to see the positive influence of the weekly television treasure, SUNDAY MORNING with Charles Osgood. This book was entertainingly featured yesterday (12/8/02) and visiting Amazon[.com] today, I see the book's sales have jumped 28,150%! ... Read more


2. Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit & Wisdom From History's Greatest Wordsmiths
by Mardy Grothe
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ox-y-mor-on-i-ca (OK-se-mor-ON-uh-ca) noun, plural: Any variety of tantalizing, self-contradictory statements or observations that on the surface appear false or illogical, but at a deeper level are true, often profoundly true. See also oxymoron, paradox.

examples:

"Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad."
Victor Hugo

"To lead the people, walk behind them."
Lao-tzu

"You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap."
Dolly Parton

You won't find the word "oxymoronica" in any dictionary (at least not yet) because Dr. Mardy Grothe introduces it to readers in this delightful collection of 1,400 of the most provocative quotations of all time. From ancient thinkers like Confucius, Aristotle, and Saint Augustine to great writers like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and G. B. Shaw to modern social observers like Woody Allen and Lily Tomlin, Oxymoronica celebrates the power and beauty of paradoxical thinking. All areas of human activity are explored, including love, sex and romance, politics, the arts, the literary life, and, of course, marriage and family life. The wise and witty observations in this book are as highly entertaining as they are intellectually nourishing and are sure to grab the attention of language lovers everywhere.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it, Read it, Rejoice!
If you love words, as I do, this one's for you! Dr. Mardy Grothe has given us 227pp. of mankind's best "verbal joustings."

To wit: "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.If you can fake that, you've got it made" (Groucho Marx); "Personally I know nothing about sex because I've always been married" (Zsa Zsa Gabor); "I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous" (Anonymous); and "I am deeply superficial" (Ava Gardner).

Grouped by subject, this collection of "oxymoronica" (a term coined by the author) demonstrates that great wisdom frequently emerges from the coupling of seemingly inherently contradictory words and phrases in the same sentence.

I read this book in one sitting just to see what was there; now all that remains is to savor each contribution in the days and months ahead. In closing I offer this oxymoronic tribute to Dr. Grothe's work: Even the poorest among us shall be made rich by the words contained herein!

5-0 out of 5 stars Absurdity is the spice of life
There's something about oxymorons that bring us up short even as we laugh over the sheer absurdity of it all. Even the name of this little book is an absurdity in itself: "Oxymoronica"?? Reading this volume helps us to stop and think about some of the gems and malapropisms that have enlivened the English language, both planned and unplanned. Here you'll find some of the more classic Berra-isms and the wit and wisdom of Shakespeare, Aristotle, and Confucius, just to name a few. The book is well organized into different areas of life such as politics, art, romance and sex (some of the more delicious examples of oxymoronica fall into this category), marriage and literature. The book makes you reminisce on some of the choicer oxymorons of your own experience; one of my favorites came from a lawyer friend of mine, who, hearing that an upcoming court hearing was being delayed because the judge-from-hell was ill, said "Gee, I hope it's nothing trivial." "Oxymoronica" is full of hilarious examples that match or top that one. Its wisdom should be absorbed slowly, savored bit by delicious bit. To use a classic oxymoron, it's a terribly funny book.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a gem of a square little book
I laughed and thought and laughed and thought a little more reading this delight of a bitty book. It's even hilarious that it is broken up into chapters like "oxymoronic insults (and a few compliments)". Paradoxical language positively intrigues me. The compilation here is like no book of quotes you've ever read but it is a book of quotes. Quotes that work because they don't work. Backwards uses of words that when used together make perfect sense but no sense at all. Here are a couple of my favorites:

"He has not a single redeeming defect." Benjamin Disraeli on William Gladstone

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my Education." Mark Twain

This book is quick, juicy and a smile maker; a keeper.

5-0 out of 5 stars Depth Charges for the Mind
Word lovers find an immediate friend in Dr. Mardy Grothe, for in his latest book, Oxymoronica-Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths, he has labored long to prepare a banquet for their absolute delight. Psychologist and business consultant may be his profession - and a demanding profession it is - but Dr. Grothe always finds time for his chief passion, which is the love of language. In this book, he shares the fruits of many years of collecting quotations, concentrating on those of a peculiar type-the paradoxical and oxymoronic-comprehended in his newly coined term "oxymoronica."

This book is no quick read. When you discover a fine wine, do you gulp it down? Or do you prefer to savor it, to prolong the pleasure, knowing that even when at last you have finished, you can return for many more unhurried sessions. Such is the experience of reading this book. You may open it at random (if you are an unsystematic reader like me) and discover a treasure like this one from Groucho Marx: "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." Then you might laugh, but more often than not you start thinking and finding out there was something true about the thought, something that almost escaped your attention until the paradoxical twist brought it out.

What also impresses you is the broad range of the quotations, historically and culturally, from Confucius to George Carlin, arranged in fourteen different categories encompassing many if not most areas of your experience. What you find here is a tour de force, leading at least this reader to a conclusion - which itself is a paradox - that you will better understand yourself and your experience through paradox. I will not try to convince the skeptic (I was a skeptic myself), except to say that I am so glad that I experienced (so much more than "read") this book. Try it! Just maybe a few depth charges in your mind will clear your head!

5-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, Useful and and a Pleasure to Read!
I loved this book! If you are interested in the clever and inadvertently clever use of language, you will enjoy Oxymoronica. The chapters are organized into general categories and I especially enjoyed the ones on Politics and Family Life. I think the book would be an excellent resource for attorneys, pastors, teachers and anyone interested in public speaking. ... Read more


3. Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (In Two Lines or Less), The
by John M. Shanahan
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"Talkers are no good doers."
-- William Shakespeare

"The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it."

-- FranÇois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

"It is hard to believe a man is telling you the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place."

-- H. L. Mencken

"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

-- Gore Vidal

"Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins theyhave never committed."

-- Cornelia Otis Skinner

"You lose it if you talk about it.

-- Ernest Hemingway

"The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober."

-- William Butler Yeats

"Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five."

-- William Somerset Maugham

You don't have to be a genius to sound like one. Here's a collection of the most profound and provocative wit and wisdom in the English language in two lines or less. Edited by entrepreneur John M. Shanahan, who created the wildly successful Hooked on Phonics program, this wonderful book presents the best that has been thought and said on every imaginable topic.

Classified by such themes as "Truth, Lies, and Deception," "Men, Women, and Relationships," and "Passions, Virtues, and Vices," these quotes contain timeless messages for all humankind. Oscar Wilde: "A man who marries his mistress leaves a vacancy in that position." Charles de Gaulle: "The cemetery is filled with indispensable men." Abraham Lincoln: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Sophocles: "Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it."

Perfect for anyone who has ever been left speechless, this book will make you as glib as Oscar Wilde, as profound as Winston Churchill, and as wise as Aesop. Inspirational, entertaining, and thought-provoking, this is one collection that no library or bookshelf should be without.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Most of the most intelligent one-liners of all time
This is a great little book to read when you are looking for illumination by humanity's intellects and wags. Shanahan has done a good job of editing these into topical sections. My only complaint with the book is that the editor decides to include a number of his own thoughts among the "Most Brilliant". Now he is a smart man, to be sure, but it is just a little too prideful to include yourself in such a book. His first self quote appears on the very first page of quotes. What his self inclusion does do, however is illustrate the difference between the truly brialliant thoughts and those that aren't. Shanahan's editorial job is delightful, his self promotion to most brilliant embarassing for him at best.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Resource
This book lends an array of good quips for every occasion, from ironic to inspirational. It's light reading for times when you want to be amused. The title seems arrogant and a major overstatment, but there are indeed some good quotes to be found here. If you are looking for a truly outstanding collection of quotes, as I was, I suggest you read "Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Little Book of Wisdom" by Taro Gold.

5-0 out of 5 stars High Content, Benefit Rich Nuggets
As a professional speaker I often look for quotes that will support a point I am trying to make in my presentaion. While I own scads of quote book in my speakers library it is John M. Shanahan's book that I most often refer to.

The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time allows me to support my point with the fewest possible words. It allows me to find exactly what I am looking for in an area that I might expect to find it.

Anyone whether it be a presidential hopeful or classroom teacher will benefit from the treasure trove of high content, benefit rich nuggets contained with in its pages. Doug Comstock ...

5-0 out of 5 stars A Book for All Time!
This book is a nice companion work to Mardy Grothe's "Oxymoronica." John Shanahan has done all of the work and put together a collection of insightful perceptions, musings, and truisms (especially if one has lived long enough to appreciate them).

This book is meant to be read and read again -- and discussed with others to share the varied meanings and interpretations each reader will bring to the statements (e.g., Emerson's "It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself").

If you are contemplative, if you like to reflect upon the keen observations of others, this one's for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wisdom Galore!!
This work was well put together. I have found it one of my most referred to books. The Cd doesnt include the intire text but is a great enjoyment none the less. I recommend this work and have given it to friends. ... Read more


4. A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exup¿ry
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters--“Happiness,” “Friendship,” “Responsibility,” “Fortitude,” “Love,” and “What Is Essential”--offer inspirational and thought-provoking words about the subjects held most dear by the author. A perfect gift for graduates—or for anyone who wants gentle guidance. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I'm a huge fan of St. Exupery. His writings are fantastic. This book pulls out some of the beautiful prose he wrote and oh it's just wonderful to open the book to some page, read the passage/phrase and then sit and savor it, meditate on it. I love this book. Glad it was compiled. Highly highly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Essential Wisdom is Right
Let it be understood that this is a coffee table/bathroom type book. The kind of book you pick up and select a few pages and read and meditate on what it is you have just read. Perhaps you share it with a friend and get engrossed in a discussion after reading only a page or two. I suppose you could read it from cover to cover, and although you would be finished quickly I think you would be missing the point of encapsulating the brunt of a prolific writer's works into 96 pages each with only one or two sentences on them. The idea is to revisit the world of Antione de Saint-Exupery and linger a little bit longer than you did the first time you read his works.

If you are familiar with the works of Antoine De Saint-Exupery, you will probably recognize just what part of each story the quotes are taken from. You will also instantly recall the magical way in which Saint-Exupery was able to reveal the his subtle wisdom in regards to happiness, friendhsip, love, grief, etc. in a way that was accessible to children, but still profound to the most discerning adult. If you are only familiar with The Little Prince, than perhaps this little guide will do a lot to bring you up to speed on Saint-Exupery's entire body of everyday philosophy.

I doubt that anyone who has never heard of Saint-Exupery or any of his stories will appreciate this book much. The magic of Saint-Exupery has to be experienced before one learns how to detect the depth of his thoughts in these short quotations. As a gift this book is still an excellent idea, but perhaps it should be given in conjunction with at least one other Saint-Exupery book, if the recipient is completely new to Saint Exupery.

I will serenely conclude here before I start taking my opinion too seriously.

4-0 out of 5 stars very nice to slow down and read
After just being introduced to the "Little Prince", I wanted more. This book is nice to have around to read when things seem out of control and the stress level is getting high. This would be a nice book to give as a gift or have in the guest room for those visitors who may need a little 'essential wisdom'.

4-0 out of 5 stars Just good common sense
Lovely quotations regarding Love, Friendship etc. that make you feel all warm and cozy. Makes you want to pick up and read Wind, Sand, Stars and The Little Prince all over again and also look up at the stars once again with new feeling. ... Read more


5. A Continual Feast: Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim
by Jan Karon
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For years, Mitford’s Father Tim Kavanagh has transcribed into his dog-eared journals words ofwisdom, faith, and encouragement gleaned from favorite thinkers.

Indeed, A Continual Feast contains lively ideas, common sense, profound wisdom, andplain good humor from the likes of C. S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Helen Keller, G.K. Chesterton, and Will Rogers. To name but a few.

Want to know a surefire way to read someone’s true character?

Check out what Goethe has to say.

Strive to be that rare individual who labors to serve others, and what will you have? "Littlecompetition," according to Andrew Carnegie.

This entertaining and useful handbook is for all those who relish a good "Aha!," including authors,clergy, speechmakers, dog lovers, and anyone who enjoys provocative insight into everythingfrom the righteous to the ridiculous.

Together with its companion volume, Patches of Godlight, Father Tim’s latest quotejournal is sure proof of what Lord Byron once penned:

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6. The New Quotable Einstein
by Albert Einstein
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For the first time in paperback, here is a newly expanded edition of the best-selling book that was hailed as "setting a new standard" for quotation books. Tens of thousands of readers have enjoyed The Quotable Einstein and The Expanded Quotable Einstein, with translations into twenty-two languages. This updated edition--which appears on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death--offers more than 300 new quotations, or over 1,200 altogether. Nearly all are by Einstein himself and a few are about the self-professed "lone wolf" Time magazine named "Man of the Century" at the turn of the millennium.

The New Quotable Einstein also includes a new section, "On Aging," and fresh material has been added to the appendix-from a touching account by Helen Dukas of Einstein's last days to a day-by-day summary of Johanna Fantova's telephone conversations with Einstein during the final year and a half of his life.

Also included are a poem called "Einstein," by Robert Service; and three virtually unknown verses to the song "As Time Goes By" (made famous in the movie Casablanca) that refer to Einstein. New photographs have been selected to introduce each section of the book.

Through well-documented quotations and supplementary information, The New Quotable Einstein provides a bigger and better biographical account of this multifaceted man-as son, husband, father, lover, scientist, philosopher, aging widower, humanitarian, and friend. It shows us even more vividly why the real and imagined Einstein continues to fascinate people across the world into the twenty-first century.

  • 300-plus new quotations, more than 1,200 in all
  • A day-by-day summary of Johanna Fantova's phone conversations with Einstein toward the end of his life
  • A touching account of Einstein's last days
  • A new section, "On Aging"
  • Three virtually unknown original verses of the song "As Time Goes By" (from the movie Casablanca) that refer to Einstein
  • Robert Service's poem "Einstein"
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5-0 out of 5 stars On the whole excellent
I was overjoyed when the first edition came out. Here in one small volume were many of Einstein's most famous lines.I was even happier when new expanded editions came out.I have used the book almost as an index to my collection of books about Einstein (and I have a dozen of them).

But I noticed one problem in the editing.In the first edition, in the chapter "On Religion, God, and Philosophy," Einstein is quoted as saying "I see only with deep regret that God punishes so many of his children for their numerous stupidities, for which only he can be held responsible; in my opinion, only his nonexistence could excuse him."In the "expanded" edition, the word "only" (the first one) was removed.Well, this changes the meaning a lot, given what we know about Einstein's denial of free will in man.With the word "only" removed, God's guilt is lightened, as though suggesting there are other culprits, but in so doing she also distorts Einstein's meaning.I was startled enough by this that I went to the science library at the University of Toronto, and double-checked Einstein's words in the multivolume "Collected Papers of Albert Einstein."The word "only" appears in both the German original ("nur") and the English translation.Over and over Eisntein denied that human beings have free will, and so objectively there is no one to blame for our crimes but God - if, as Einstein said, He even existed.

Initially I suspected the editor of deleting "only" deliberately - after all, the "censored" version appears in both the second and third editions.But I'm now satisfied that this was an honest editing error and I have been reassured that it will be corrected in the next edition.

On the whole, the quotes are quite reliable.And the sources are very wide, including not only Einstein's own collected papers but the Einstein Archive and other secondary writings (such as memoirs).There must be materials that may be new and interesting even to Einstein scholars.

In his foreword Freeman Dyson claims Einstein had a "darker side" - for example, with respect to his family.Well, I'm sorry, but Einstein never pretended he was a saint.He was in some ways only an ordinary human being with a very extraordinary brain.He was certainly no great father or husband.But Einstein never asked anyone to censor his biography for him, making him look better than he was.If he cheated his wife, he did so virtually openly.So I think Dyson's point is really pointless.Besides, the term "darker side" misleads people into thinking that Einstein must have done some evil deeds which he tried to keep away from view.Newton's deceitful conduct in the priority dispute certainly suggests a nasty side to his personality.Nothing of the kind was ever in Einstein's character or conduct.Einstein had a temper, and he could be grumpy, or sexist, or rude, or over-the-top in his words on occasion.And that's about as far as his "dark side" gets. So what?He never did anything remotely criminal or unethical or even deceitful, for those of us wondering what this "dark side" means.(Incidentally, Dyson's assertion that the Japanese show "exquisite taste" in admiring Einstein and Hawking defies common sense. It's not just the Japanese but the whole world over who have such "exquisite taste"; nor is it just Einstein and Hawking whom the Japanese admire. The Japanese admire all sorts of people, some of whom would not be considered terribly heroic by us.Dyson is a great mathematical physicist, but I'm familiar enough with Dyson's many writings to know this guy doesn't always say sensible things.)Returning to Dyson's foreword, his story about armed Israeli soldiers commandeering Einstein's files at Princeton, NJ on a dark and rainy Christmas night, possibly breaking American laws, while good enough for a cheap movie scene, sounds too fantastic to be believable.His implication is that Einstein's dirty laundry is now safely and deliberately hidden in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Unless you're a connoisseur of conspiracy theories, you can safely dismiss this notion.Unless the files are physically destroyed, archivists will dig them out sooner or later.There is no reason to believe that non-Israeli Einstein specialists are denied access to them.I can't say I'll never be surprised by new revelations, but I doubt any will be interesting enough by now because the most important of Einstein's deeds and words and beliefs are already well known.What's yet to be revealed is most likely not interesting enough.(If someone could somehow find a manuscript proving Mileva doing most of the original mathematical thinking in Special Relativity, that would be an example of interesting new revelations.)

This book is very good as a general introduction to Einstein the man and even to his physics to a limited extent.The quotes are well-chosen and cover a good range.On the other hand, I wouldn't call it an Einstein concordance.For one thing, it is too short to be any such thing.For another, only an expert about Einstein AND his physics - like Abraham Pais - is qualified to compile a "concordance."(It would help that this expert also knew Einstein personally, though this is perhaps not necessary.)

This book is thus not the real thing - but surely a handy enough substitute.Its merits still far outweigh its imperfections.Here in one handy volume you can find Einstein's views on wide range of subjects, from politics to women to pipesmoking to Germans and Jews and of course physics.Not all of us will agree with everything he said.But in my opinion, Einstein's insights in philosophy, the scientific method, and music are devastatingly penetrating.And this book gives a fair and representative sample of these.(For those of you who are really interested in Einstein's "darker side," look for his tough opinions on Germans.For me, Einstein's bitter views of Germans come closest to showing his so-called "darker" side.Close but not quite though.Given all those dumb things Germans did in his lifetime, who can blame him?)

Two indexes, one for subjects and another for key words, make this book particularly user-friendly.

Calaprice has done Einstein admirers like myself a fine service.And the timing of this edition is good.Not only is 2005 the 100th anniversary of Special Relativity (1905), but April 18, 2005 is also the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death.



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7. Great Quotes from Great Leaders
by Peggy Anderson, Michael McKee
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From George Washington to Martin Luther King, JR., to Margaret Thatcher, Great Quotes from Great Leaders offers the insights and wisdom of the world's most inspirational and dynamic leaders.You will not only be uplifted by the quotes and intrigued by the biographical sketches provided, you will be moved to share these thoughts with colleagues ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Standard quotes...
This is an "impulse buy" type of book, or a gift for a niece or nephew you do not know too well. The 400 quotes were OK, as others have noted. Too bad Anderson included Douglas MacArthur, but good for her for including Mother Teresa, who gave me a favorite: "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world."

The quotes were not dated, however, so you have no idea when in their lives these people gave them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty nice. Can be quite useful..
I found this book quite interesting though the only thing I'd say it's lacking is an index, so that if I wanted to find a quote in a certain subject, I wouldn't have to go over all of the book to find it.. But it's no dictionary so you don't expect it to have an index.
I recommend it for those who like to read smart and thoughtful stuff that important people had said once.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not enough background
This is just a list of good quotes. The author should have offered a little background behind each quote, such as when, where, circumstances, speaking to whom, after effect. The book is so small I lost it, but I am not too upset.

3-0 out of 5 stars Greatly Watered-down Quotations
This book doesn't cost very much, but it doesn't provide a lot either. With only about 400 quotes in very large type, this feels like a supermarket checkout filler item. The reason I give this one 3 stars is due to the fact that most of the quotes are pretty good. So, it's the best of the 'Great Quote Series' but that's not saying much. Save your money and invest in the Random House Websters Quotationary instead.

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT BOOK for anyone who wants to be GREAT!
My Great Daughter bought me the Gold Edge hardcopy of this Book in 1994. It was one of the greatest Christmas presents I have ever received. We can learn alot from these great leaders. Peggy has compiled a Great diversity in Great Leaders. A mentor for everyone. ... Read more


8. What the Dormouse Said : Lessons for Grown-ups from Children's Books
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This one-of-a-kind collection reminds weary adults not to lose sight of the values and virtues they learned as kids. Here are over three hundred quotations from over two hundred well-loved children's books, such as Charlotte's Web, Peter Pan, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Eloise, Sounder, Number the Stars, and Goodnight Moon, organized by topic, among them Acceptance, Goodness, Family Woes, and Growing Old. On Silence: "I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking."--E. B.White, The Trumpet of the Swan. On Reverence: "Dying's part of the wheel, right there next to being born. . . . Being part of the whole thing, that's the blessing."--Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting.

With clever illustrations from Pierre Le-Tan, here is a book to share with a friend or keep by your own bedside. It's the perfect gift for your sister, your mother, your brother, your nephew, your kid's teacher, your daughter away at college, your son in the Navy, your mailman, your priest, for the old lady next door, or for the baby just born. Most importantly, give it to yourself. It will help you remember why you loved reading in the first place.
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Nice Little Book
A good concept & a nice little book. I'd like to see this idea expanded into a larger work, with more children's books used as sources, & with subject & title indices. It'd be even better then!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, Charming Book
I just happened upon this book in my local bookstore, and I feel lucky really. It's a gem. Filled with wonderfully witty and wise quotations from childrens books through the ages. The quotations brought back lovely memories of my own childhood and my own childhood reading. They also reminded me of how beautiful and eloquent and wise the simple thoughts are from great children's literature. Thank you, Amy Gash, for putting together such a thoughtful and moving collection. I plan to buy many as gifts for friends and for my own children's teachers. There's a lot to learn from children's literature--wisdom and perspective and, perhaps most of all, a sense humor. I can't think of a better introduction to the world of children's literature--and what it has to offer to grown ups too--than What The Dormouse Said.

1-0 out of 5 stars misleading
this book offers no "brilliant insight" - it is just a list of quotes the author found interesting. The organization is loose and reading even a couple pages of it is choppy at best.

5-0 out of 5 stars a fun read for all
my wife and i really enjoyed this book. so many of these quotes apply in day-to-day situations we couldn't stop saying to each other: "this one is SO true!"

good for older kids and adults.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable collection
This is a delightful collection of quotations that anyone who loves children's books will enjoy. Sources range from Alice in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh to Narnia to Harry Potter. The book is divided into chapters, including Imagination and Adventure; Animals; Character and Individuality; Greed, Envy, Pride, and Sloth; Songs and Stories. There's an index of titles so you can look up your favorites. Here are a couple of my favorites: "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." ("The Wind in the Willows"); "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." ("The Hobbit"). ... Read more


9. Furry Logic: A Guide to Life's Little Challenges
by Jane Seabrook
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Guaranteed to coax a smile from the grumpiest of grumps, FURRY LOGIC is a charming little book with a big heart and sly humor. Exquisitely detailed watercolor paintings depicting animals caught up in the joy and drudgery of life are paired with old adages given a new spin for our times. Tender thoughts such as "Smile first thing in the morning—get it over with," "If you don’t agree with me—it means you haven’t been listening," and "You’ll always be my best friend—you know too much" go a long way toward banishing the blahs and shaking off the blues. Designer and illustrator Jane Seabrook’s 40 universally appealing paintings of birds, bears, penguins, chipmunks, frogs, baboons, and more are rendered in delicate and biologically accurate detail using a tiny sable brush with a single hair at its tip. In the spirit of international best seller The Blue Day Book, FURRY LOGIC speaks to the human condition in a way we can all relate to and feel good about. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Furry Logic
What exquisite illustrations, what reassuring words. A precious little jewel of a book to be salivated over anywhere - the bathroom, the car, a mountaintop, to remind one that life is precious and to live it to the full. (it tells you how to do it too!)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect book for gift giving!
Someone at my office purchased this book on a whim. It has been passed around to everyone in the department and now everyone wants a copy (sometimes more than 1 copy!). One lf the girls is even making a special trip to the touristy boutique where the book was purchased to pick up copies for all of us. The drawings are so life-like and the animal expressions are perfectly suited to the droll sayings. This book is a real "pick-me-up" and is sure to make you smile and even laugh outright!

5-0 out of 5 stars You will LOVE this book!
I saw this book at a school library conference and bought several copies to give as gifts. The animals have perfect facial expressions and body language to represent what we go through and feel everyday. I bought the book for anniversary presents, but it also suits certain people I know. It is perfect for relationships, for example, it says, "Never go to bed mad- stay up and fight."

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book
What a wonderful artist Jane Seabrook is!!!
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10. Words That Shook the World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events
by Richard Greene, Florie Brizel, Helen Thomas, Jeff Greenfield
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Words that Shook the World celebrates over 40 of the most extraordinary speeches of the last 100 years. Illustrated with dramatic black-and-white photographs, the book sets each of the speeches and speakers within a historical context that includes timelines and contemporary press commentary. In addition, readers are brought inside every paragraph of 20 of these magical speeches to discover what has made these words so powerful. And, best of all, two audio CDs reveal the passion of many of these extraordinary individuals as they faced their audiences, opened their hearts, and spoke Words that Shook the World. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Words that shook my pocketbook
What a joke. I could have put together those speeches by going on-line but purchased the book since it had a CD of the speeches. The historical notes are very helpful but not as complete as would be expected. Also, in so far as the CD , it does not say they are excerpts on the cover of my book. Not anywhere! I sat down with my kids on Martin Luther King's birthday to listen to his "I have a dream" speech only to find that the CD contains less than 1 minute, barely 35 or so seconds of Dr. King's voice. What a disappointment it was. I had put so much emphasis on that day, history lesson and all and the final climax was to be an after-dinner family event to listen to Dr. King's unforgettable speech in his own voice. The same holds true about all the other speeches, they are excerpts. You would think that for the cost all the speeches would be complete. The cost cannot be much more, you already have had to have permission to do the excerpt. Like I said, you can listen to all of these on-line, complete. How very sad that the author believes we would rather listen to his voice introducing these great icons of our past rather than the actual historical figure's voice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ever give a speech? You need this book.
I've been a speech coach, writer and teacher for 18 years, and there are many times in the past when I've wished I've had something like this book -- to use with clients, to quote from, to inspire students. All the greatest speeches of the last century are here, and they deserve study. To have many of them on a cd just adds to the usefulness of the book. You can hear the magnificent cadences of speakers like Kennedy and King, Jr and learn how it's done. For all those who give presentations or speeches -- or for anyone who cares about great rhetoric and moments when the world was changed by the collision of words and passion -- this book is a must-have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Total Inspiration!
Oh my goodness. What an inspiration!

With all of the negative things in politics and the news today what a wonderful refuge and inspiration to read about and read the words of these amazing men and women, and to hear them in their own voices.

I never knew about Teddy Roosevelt's environmental speech way back in 1903, loved reading the entire "luckiest man" speech by Lou Gehrig, the entire "only thing to fear is fear itself" speech by FDR and the magical words of Einstein. Who knew that he could write and speak that brilliantly.

But my favorites were Barbara Jordan, who sent chills down my spine with her amazing voice and, of course, reading the entire "I Have A Dream" speech with Mr. Greene's analysis of every paragraph. I knew it was great but, with this insight into WHY it was great it has become even more amazing to me.

If only leaders spoke today, and lead today, like the leaders in this book!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Step back into history
Richard Greene does an excellent job presenting the historical context of these important 20th century speeches and then provides a blow-by-blow analysis of what makes them great. For those of us who were not born yet or were too young to appreciate Churchill, FDR, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein and other great people of the 20th century this book is a wonderful way to go back in time and experience history. The book contains the full text of over 40 speeches and short excerpts from twenty of them on the two accompanying CDs.

My only complaint is that the excerpts on the CD are too short. For example, the excerpt from Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech is only 39 seconds long. This is probably the best speech of the 20th century -- I would like to hear the whole thing. If the cost of producing the CDs is the reason for the short excerpts I would much rather hear the original speeches than the introductions by the book's author.

I have no issues with the selection of the speeches. Yes, they are biased towards Americans, and some are perhaps there are better choices for a few of them, but with over 40 speeches included it is not a great loss to skip a few. Most of them are unequivocally great speeches and this book does a great job presenting them.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor selection
I wouldn't touch a book that lists a speech delivered as an eulogy for Princess Diana as a something that 'shook the world'.

It also suffers from the sin common to most Americans- being blind to most things that happen outside America. The author has no clue on what happened elsewhere in the world- for instance misses out on the powerful oratory of Nehru and Gandhi that to no small extent was reponsible for the British Empire to come crumbling down. Instead we have a roster of American presidents starting with Teddy Roosevelt and ending with Dubya..

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11. Quotable Quotes: Wit and Wisdom for All Occasions from America's Most Popular Magazine
by Reader's Digest
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A collection of words of wisdom, wry witticisms, provocative opinions, and inspiring reflections-from Benjamin Franklin to Colin Powell, Abraham Lincoln to Mother Teresa, Margaret Mead to Garrison Keillor. From one of the most popular features of Reader's Digest magazine. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Samples of Great Quotes and Insight. A Fantastic Compilation
This wonderful compilation from Reader's Digest was given to me as a gift, and the gift is the wisdom, insight, and inspiration that came from people from many lands, heritages, and walks of life. The quotes in this book cover the gamut of life. Here below are just a few of my favorites:

"You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing." - Michael Pritchard

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl G. Jung

"The very essence of leadership is that you have a vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." - Theodore Hesburgh

"To err is human; to admit it is superhuman." - Doug Larson
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." - Henri Bergson

"The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together." - Robert C. Dodds

This book makes a wonderful gift for anyone who needs quotes for any reason, or even to just soak up the wisdom within. Highly useful, and wise!
Enjoy! Barbara Rose, author of 'If God Was Like Man'

5-0 out of 5 stars Great survey of sayings from around the world
For some reason, I have always thought of Reader's Digest as "lite" on literary value; I picked up Reader's Digest's Quotable Quotes based only on strong recommendations from a friend. Otherwise, I would have passed it over in favor of a book on "heartwarming expressions" made specifically for scrapbookers, as that was my purpose for hunting up quotable material.

I didn't expect the range of authors quoted here to be as wide and as richly reperesentative as it is. There are contemporary writers, classic authors, ancient proverbs from all over the world, religious sayings, and truisms from historical figures and current celebrities (although very little from the Bible, which surprised me). The topics these quotes cover are also varied on aspects of life. Take a look at the table of contents:
Within Ourselves
People Together
Our Better Side
For Better or Worse
When We Act
The Art of Conversation
Civilization's Gift
The Nature of Life
The Natural World
The World of Nations
Despite being brief and, ahem, digestible, this book manages to touch upon ideas and beliefs examined from several angles, some of them droll and humorous. In any event, a deliberate reading of Quotable Quotes will provide food for thought and could spark quite a few conversations in your household. Come to think of it, this book of quotes is almost like a short course in world philosophy!

I'm glad that I went for a more general-purpose book of quotes now, as it will have myriad uses aside from being a great source for my scrapbook pages.
-Andrea, aka Merribelle.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good indeed
I washt expecting this little book to be that good . I have bought other similar books in the past and i thought to try this one as well and i have not regret it . This book covers so many topics like relationships , self-help , nature of life , virtues etc . Let me give you some of my favorite quotes included in this book : -There's one thing worse than being alone:wishing you were . -Know yourself . Dont accept your dog's admiration as a conclusive evidence that you are wonderful .

-Often we change jobs , friends and spouses , instead of ourselves . -A man cant ride your back unless its bent. -We all live under the same sky but we dont have the same horizon .

Good money value . 5 star rating no doubt .

5-0 out of 5 stars Scrappers Dream
If you need a book with amazing quotes to use in your scrapbooks this is the book for you. Tons of great quotes and they are even indexed so if you just want a quote on family or babies you can find them. Every time I bring this book to a crop the whole place wants to look up sayings. FABOO!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of Reader's Digest
I have read and collected quotes for 21 years and I look forward each month to "Quotable Quotes" in Reader's Digest. This book is a GREAT collection form this monthly magazine. I like the compact size and hope Reader's Digest issues other editions. ... Read more


12. The Experts Speak : The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation
by VICTOR S NAVASKY, CHRISTOPHER CERF
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Did you know that the stock market had reached a "permanently high plateau" in October 1929? You would have thought so, had you listened to the experts back then. Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky of the "Institute of Expertology" have made it their mission to compare the actual statements of professional prognosticators with the events following their predictions. Knowing better than to comment directly, they let the reader decide about the (ahem) reliability of the experts.

Brilliantly organized, using the categories of Adler's "Outline of Knowledge," The Experts Speak will educate the naive and entertain the cynical with its thousands of well-documented quotes by wise men and women, from Aristotle ("The brain is an organ of minor importance") to Albert Einstein ("There is not the slightest indication that [nuclear]energy will ever be obtainable"). Concise, well-written descriptions of the events that actually happened--usually at variance with informed opinion--add to the dry humor. If you've always wanted to be a self-assured talking head, The Experts Speak will make you an authority on definitive misinformation.--Rob Lightner ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Shows how easy one's foot fits in one's own mouth!
Awesome list of some of the most ignorant statements made by some of the most "important" people in recent history.I found it rather satisfying to know that even the "SMART" people in this world are just as "DUMB" as the rest of us from time to time.Read this book and you will probably think a little harder before you make any quick comments about things you aren't educated about.You will find some of the most outrageous comments ever made by people who are supposed to "know what they are talking about"Not only is it good to know everyone speaks too soon once in awhile, this book is so good it will also have you laughing and perhaps wondering how these "people" got into the high social position they did.Who knows perhaps anyone can be a big wheel if we're in the right place at the right time!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best (and funniest) antidote to punditry in the universe
This highly quotable and humorous--but accurately researched--book fills an important gap. It provides a unique window on history by demonstrating the uncertainty principle of so-called factualness. Using laughably fatheaded predictions from the ages as well as from just a few weeks ago, the authors show how profoundly wrong the "experts" are during any given moment. During the present bombardment of expert opinion from every direction, this book is especially valuable. You will never again be able to listen to the talking heads or read the newspaper in quite the same way after consulting even a single page of Cerf and Navasky! An excellent reference book, cautionary guide for any authority in any field, and a fine teaching text as well.

I predict this book will be the biggest seller in the universe from now until the end of time. Buy it for your great-great-great grandchildren at the present low price.

1-0 out of 5 stars Misinformation, Misquotations, and Bad Sources
When a book claims to be "definitive" AND "authoritative" one might expect some level of accuracy and even a broadcast-quality fact checking. These authors use second and third party sources when inaccurately quoting reputable figures, even when primary sources are easily available. In three instances I researched, they claimed to "quote" from a book that has NO SUCH QUOTE! I own the source book and found it nowhere between the covers.

I was appalled at the extent to which this method is used in _The Experts Speak_, ultimately leading to the spreading of misinformation--not the cataloging of it. I personally checked the book for persons and subjects familiar to me to find that 3 of 4 quotes were both innacurate and the sources were mislabeled AND misquoted. The problem is so widespread, and the resulting misinformation seems designed to support a political agenda of the authors. Buy at your own risk.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Expert's Recommendation
This book has been recommended by the late Douglas Adams (author of "Hitchhiker's Guide" and many other brilliant books) on his web page www.h2g2.com. He liked it, you will like it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not a serious book; but OK for the PC crowd
I noticed many of the quotes were taken out of context, inaccurate, or were off-the-cuff comical/facetious remarks. Some of the "researched facts", are nothing more than partisan political opinions. It's a wonderful database kit for the left wing bumper-sticker intellectual. Of course, there's barely any quotes from the Clinton administration; but then again, Clinton's gaffs would require a 2 volume set alone! It is an interesting read, in that you get a sense of how the PC crowd shamelessly struggles to deconstruct history and facts. I'm sure Cerf and his staff giggled the whole time they were assembling the quotes for the educated derelict. Fortunately, most students of history are not that shallow-minded. Do some serious reading, and pass this silly tripe up. The title says it all: "Misinformation". ... Read more


13. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (Oxford Dictionary of Quotations)
by Elizabeth Knowles
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has been long hailed as the most literary quotation book available, and the newest edition is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. Over 20,000 quotations from every era and every location bring you the wisdom of ages and the sound bites of today. The text is a browser's paradise that allows the reader the identify who said what, and when, and where. Here readers will find in one volume the wit and wisdom of humanity--the finest lines to be found from Shakespeare, the Bible, Mark Twain, Alan Greenspan, and hundreds of other writers, philosophers, political figures, and entertainers. This new edition includes over 200 new entries including sixty-one quotable Americans. This updated sixth edition encompasses current trends in politics and culture with quotations such as "States like these constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world" (George Bush), and "It's a good thing" (Martha Stewart). Many other new additions are older in origin, yet enlighten events of the twenty-first century. Each illuminating entry contains in-depth details of the earliest traceable source, biographical cross-references, birth and death dates, and a career brief. With both a thematic and keyword index, scholars and readers thumbing through the book will easily be able to find quotations for all occasions. Ranging from the profound, to cogent, to witty, these quotations will add spice to your writing and conversation. An ideal reference for any home or office library, The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is a perennial source of entertainment and inspiration for public speakers, writers, or anyone else who enjoys a sparkling line or spirited reply. ... Read more


14. Once Upon a Campus: Tantalizing Truths about College from People Who've Already Messed Up
by Trent Anderson, Seppy Basili
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Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
Publisher: Kaplan
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Benefit from their wisdom...
All roommates are weird. The key is realizing that your roommate is weird...and deciding to get along with her anyway"
-- Senior, Biology, Seattle Pacific University

A professor will not flunk you if he knows your name.
-- Graduate, Sports Management, University of Kansas

...and learn from their mistakes:
After a semester of eating in the dining hall, I quickly learned to steer clear of anything with "medley," "hash," or "casserole" in the name; anything "over rice;" and meat with gray sauce.
-- Senior, Biology, Oberlin College

I regret not changing my major. I thought I had to know what I wanted to do when I got to college, so I stuck with it even though I wasn't satisfied...
-- Senior, Film, Northwestern University ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK GREAT ADVICE
This is a really great book. It has advice for all aspects of college life, and is wonderful for anyone, like myself, who will be entering college soon. I recommend it for anyone and it would also make a great gift!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great advice from those who have been there
Students entering college definitely have a lot on their minds! From course choices and extra-curricular activities to financial aid and roommates, students will find this book invaluable!

In the book, "Once Upon a Campus," there are many helpful tips from those who have already been there and done that. You'll find personal opinions, facts, statistics and more in this travel sized "guide."

MyParenTime.com highly recommends this book -- it contains a wealth of information! From informative and sometimes witty tips, you'll find out what college is really like from real people who have or who are still experiencing college life. This makes a great gift for yourself or anyone you know who is ready for college.

5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended for first time college students
Before heading off for college what if you could get tips and advice from hundreds of other people who have already been there. "Once Upon a Campus" is a collection of short quotes from hundreds of successful college students. The quotes cover every aspect of college life from what the students liked about college, to what they did not like, to what they would do different if they had a chance. Specific areas of advice include admissions, dealing with housing, roommates, campus safety, dating, time management, studying, dining, money management, dealing with professors, and study techniques. If you are heading off for college or have a child, neighbor, or friend heading off for the first time this is full of good advice and would make a great gift. "Once Upon a Campus" is a highly recommended read for first time college students. ... Read more


15. The Book of Positive Quotations
by JOHN COOK
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Asin: 0517202166
Catlog: Book (1999-10-12)
Publisher: Gramercy
Sales Rank: 11795
Average Customer Review: 4.92 out of 5 stars
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More than 7,000 life affirming quotations on 62 different subjects, by the famous and the great, both historical and contemporary.Arranged by subject, here are such notables as Aristotle, Mother Teresa, Thomas Jefferson and General Colin Powell and many others on such topics as Acceptance, Hope, Goals, Courage, and more.Perfect for public speakers, business people, writers, anyone seeking just the right phrase to convey a special message. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical as well as inspirational
My main reason for picking this book up was not for personal inspiration, but rather for more practical reasons associated with my work at a college. I am often called on to develop teaching and learning guides, training materials and various project documents. Quotes are a great tool for drawing people in to a piece, enhancing learning of the content, and providing focal points for discussion. If they can inspire and motivate as well, all the better. For me, where The book of Positive Quotations really excels is in its excellent organization of the highly nuanced categories of quotes it includes, which extends to its very well conceived index. Instead of just a section on quotes related to "goals", for example, you have associated topics of "achievement," "determination", and "hard work." This allows the reader to easily evaluate just which nuance they are looking for. Though there are indeed many quotes which are inspirational, the book really reflects a very broad range of human experience. For this reason, its practical usefulness is similarly broad and would be a useful tool for anyone who writes a lot or makes presentations as part of their job. My only suggestion for improvement would be to include a cross-reference section which lists those quoted alphabetically and provides the occupation and time period of the quoter, and perhaps the context of the quote. All in all, however, this book provides the most substance of any quote book I have seen.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a treasure!
I love a good quote... love to use it at the end of my letters or emails... in newsletters that I write for my church. This book of quotes compiled and arranged by John Cook is thoroughly helpful and useful, and very precious. Cook draws quotes from the Bible and also from the famous and the not-so-famous people. You can find quotes from D.H. Lawrence to an old Zen saying to Ovid to Sean Connery. The quotes can be serious and sometimes down right funny, too. The parts of the book are well-categorized into sections such as "Peace of Mind" and "Living One Day At A Time". These main parts with subdivisions with titles such as "Forgiveness", "Acceptance", "Change", "Hope" and "Prayer". There are well over 60 subcategories (7000 total quotes!) which you can find a POSITIVE quote for just about every feeling and emotion. These are also easy to cross-reference and find by looking up the person quoted in the back of the book. I find myself using this book all the time for several purposes. Sometimes I like to flip through it for encouragement and for inspiration. It's one of my most often used desk references. For any quotation lover, this book is a must.

Some of my favorites from "The Book Of Positive Quotations":

"Aim at heaven and you get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you get neither." - C.S. Lewis

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead." - Louisa May Alcott

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Quotations for Every Area of Life. 10 Stars!
Whether you have a website, newsletter, are writing an article, or just want to send inspiration and enlightened wisdom to a friend, Positive Quotations is THE book to have. Jam packed with wisdom from countless extraordinary people from Benjamin Franklin, Aesop, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Napoleon, Walt Whitman, Henry Ford, Paramahansa Yogananda, Albert Einstein, and countless others.

There are six parts of this treasure of a book broken down further into fantastic sub categories. Part 1, Peace of Mind. Part 2, Living One Day at a Time. Part 3, Preparing fro Success. Part 4, Knowing What to Do. Part 5, Overcoming Negatives and Uncertainties. Part 6, making Dreams come true. The categories have fantastic, succinct topic relevant mini categories that address just about every area of human life.

This book is more than just positive quotations, it is a great read for awakening, wisdom, and positive focus to uplift your life in all areas. Highly Recommended!
Barbara Rose, author of, 'Individual Power' and 'If God Was Like Man'

4-0 out of 5 stars optimism
Postive quotations. That's what we need now days..Here's a good one on page 451: "To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded." - In this book it appears in more poetic form, although the words are the same. To the best knowledge of this reviewer it was not in Ralph Waldo Emerson's book of poems. It was in the essays. The basic twelve volumes of Emerson contain 156 essays. If this reviewer knew what essay it was in, he would say it right here. He just senses that he read it in Emerson. The book only mentions the author, not the exact source.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Virtual Cornucopia of Wisdom
Not surprisingly, this book originated as "a selection of life-affirming quotations I compiled for my nephews and niece for Christmas 1989." That's exactly what this book would be great for - a present - to another or to yourself.

It proves a valuable resource for anyone who strives to gain knowledge, wisdom, and a positive direction in life. Organized by subjects ranging from peace of mind, preparing for success, & making dreams come true, The Book of Positive Quotations provides thousands of powerful and witty quotes from famous stalwarts such as Sophocles, Churchill, Shakespeare, FDR, Confucius, Benjamin Franklin, & Cher(don't ask why) just to name a few. Also provided is a helpful index of all authors of the quotes.

I draw from this book on a regular basis for both enjoyment and wisdom & willingly recommend it to anyone with a certain degree of intellect. My favorite quote:
"Faith in oneself...is the best and safest course." - Michelangelo ... Read more


16. Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals on Love and Marriage
by Eleanor C. Munro
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Asin: 0140088792
Catlog: Book (1996-02-01)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Sales Rank: 42188
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not the best by far
I'm giving this a low score because the cover claims that the selections are specifically for wedding readings, both traditional and informal. I agree with another reviewer: the few excerpts I liked and could use in a ceremony all appeared in other collections. I'd recommend this only to someone who is reading about love and marriage for a peek into other times and traditions...not to gather readings for a ceremony. The texts were certainly interesting and educational, but most are only appropriate for self-conciously nontraditional events, very brave readers, and highly literate guests. Lots of archaic langauge and rather overwrought expressions of love. I'm planning a small, casual wedding and many of the guests are writers also. I'd be embarassed to have most of these readings presented, so I'm returning my copy. If you're researching wedding rituals or are looking for quotes for an article on commitment through the ages, this might be good for you. If you're a busy-wedding-planning bride looking for some readings that will engage but not challenge your guests, I'd recommend looking at other guides.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for finding readings for a special ceremony!
I really enjoyed all the readings this book included. It has religious and non religious readings. It includes sonnets, love poems and passages from the Bible. If you want some alternative selections for your ceremony, I definately recommend this book. Whether you are Jewish, Christian or Atheist this book really has something for everyone. Some of the readings they include in this book would be great to be recited at the reception, or be placed in your wedding program or invitation. I would recommend reading this book from cover to cover so that yu don't miss any of the special passages that you may want to incorporate!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals on Love a
An excellent collection of readings from great literature, and various cultures and religions. With so many good selections and such variety, the book nears a one-stop shopping resource for readings. Makes you want to have more than one ceremony! The author provides some subtle suggestion/guidance by grouping readings according to themes and speakers.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's Ok but the good ones are somewhere else
I thought most of these readings were interesting, but only about 15 of them were a possibility to read in front of my guests. These I found in many other sources. So, it's OK but you get more for your money in some other compilation books.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Very Useful Reference and an Interesting Read!
This book is just packed with readings drawn from great literature. Some are long, some are short--all are interesting and many make good candidates for inclusion in a wedding ceremony. The book is divided into sections, covering different "themes" relating to love and marriage. Some are even a little racy! At the end, Munro suggests some ideal reading for various members of the family and bridal party. I think those planning a wedding and thinking about the meaning of marriage will find this a good book. The passages are moving and thought-provoking, and if you're looking for a good wedding reading you're sure to find one here. ... Read more


17. The Yogi Book: "I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said"
by Yogi Berra
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Asin: 0761110909
Catlog: Book (1998-03-01)
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Sales Rank: 14961
Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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If the subtitle of this delicious collection of Yogi-isms has you scratching your head, it has done its job as stunningly as Berra used to do his behind the plate at Yankee Stadium. The Hall of Fame MVP catcher for the pinstriped dynasties of the late 1940s through the '50s and into the '60s, Berra was about as quick with his witticisms as he was with his bat and glove. But if his observations hit the heart of the plate, his grammar tended to pop out of left field, hence the creation of a unique mode of malapropism dubbed the Yogi-ism.To truly understand the title, you need to know that not every mot ascribed to Yogi actually emanated from his mouth--they only sounded like they should have. Thus, he really didn't say everything he said, which makes The Yogi Book absolutely necessary (see page 10).

To the things that Yogi did say, The Yogi Book does both service and justice. It gathers the witticisms in a single convenient volume, adds a scrapbook of photos, then lets their progenitor riff, filling in color commentary on what was happening beyond his mind and what was going through it when the famous phrases were dispatched into the public domain.He deservedly takes credit for such immortal pronunciamentos as "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." (page 16); "It's deja vu all over again." (page 30); "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." (page 48); "The future ain't what it used to be." (page 118); "It gets late early out there." (page 64); and "Ninety percent of this game is half mental." (page 69). All, like the sacred texts they happen to be, are appropriately parsed for your edification, as is the greatest Yogi-ism of them all: "It ain't over 'til it's over." (page 121). ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Classic Yogi
This book is a great, but short read. It has most of Yogi's famous quotes and some that are not so famous, like something he may have said to his wife. If you are a Yogi Berra fan from way back or you just like him because of his different way of putting things, this is a must have. I got it yesterday and I finished it in a half-hour or so. So like I said it is not a long read but very enjoyable and will make you chuckle.

2-0 out of 5 stars Enjoy the read, but don't take this book as historical fact
Yogi really DIDN'T say everything that's attributed to him. A whole cottage industry for sports writers has sprung up inventing way too clever stuff and putting it in Yogi's mouth.

Unfortunately, it may be too late to correct the record. How can Yogi disown such gems as "It's deja vu all over again" when everybody WANTS to believe he said it?

In the early 1980's I read an interview with Berra in which a journalist walked him through the fifty best known Berraisms, and Yogi disowned about half of them. Included in the spurious Berraisms was the world-renowned "It's deja vu all over again."

Sorry to be a spoilsport, but let's have a little truth here. Does anyone seriously believe that during his playing days this guy, who had such a shaky command of basic English, had the French expession "deja vu" in his word stock to draw upon when needed?

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun and Nicely Done
What I liked about The Yogi Book is that it was a book about the man, by the man and for the man. It is a very simple book with a promising concept that had great pictures and timeless memories. The cut and dry attitude answers and explains the questions about his famous quotes in a way that is most delightful. The lack of nonsense and filler made the experience much more enjoyable and, combined with the fact that it was actually Yogi talking, made everything feel much more authentic and pure.

The one factor that seems to be a downside of the book is that is a very quick read. I was able to finish it in one hasty sitting and, being about as cheap as the day is long, I saw no need to purchase the book. For those that are fans as frugal as myself, I would recommend not purchasing but definitely reading.

Don't get me wrong, sure I'm a cheap [expletive], but that doesn't take away from this great read. You will be smiling the entire time you are reading and will be pleased that you took the time to go through all the classic quotes and great memories. Short and sweet, there's nothing wrong with that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Funny, Funny
This was the funniest book I have read in years. It was quick to read. I laughed so hard that I cried. Must read for anyone who needs a laugh.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Know He Didn't Say All Those Things He Said
This book has a lot of Yogi's famous sayings and how they first originated. While I was too young to see Yogi play, I've always admired him. Not just because of his apparent intent to destroy the English language with all of his malaprops, but also because of his Hall of Fame baseball career and his overall intelligence. When I was young and first heard some of his now famous quotes, I used to derive hours of giggles from them. Now that I am much older and hopefully wiser, I realize that Yogi makes a tremendous amount of sense with his observations. Essentially he's saying things in a short sentence that most of us spend an hour saying.

For example, "When You Come To a Fork in the Road, Take it," he's saying if you have a great chance for something, go after it and don't look back. Or when he says "It Ain't Over Til It's Over," he's saying the game is never over until the final out or the clock runs out on you. Or "You Can Observe A Lot By Watching," he's telling his former Yankee players to pay attention to the game they're playing in! After having read this short but fascinating and at times hilarious book, I've gained a new respect for Yogi as one of the truly great minds and people major league baseball has ever been lucky enough to have. While his quotes may prompt English teachers to jump out windows, I hope we get to hear a lot more of them. ... Read more


18. Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary: A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases, and Constructions in the Works of the Poet (Volume I)
by Alexander Schmidt
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Catlog: Book (1971-06-01)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Volume 1 of massive work by a leading Shakespeare scholar and lexicographer, a standard in the field, provides full definitions, locations, and shades of meaning in every word in Shakespeare’s plays and poems. The two volumes contain more than 50,000 exact quotations, each precisely located. There is no other word dictionary comparable to this work.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Priceless.
If you are in any way associated with the works of Shakespeare - on stage, in the classroom, for fun, whatever - you have to have these two books. Let's face it, there are just some terms that defy all logic and explanation. The lexicons will solve it.

The layout is a bit grueling, but worth the payoff, especially for those in theatre without the benefit of extensive Shakespeare training.

5-0 out of 5 stars Remains an excellent tool
I assign a higher rating to Schmidt's lexicon than to C.T. Onions's *Shakespeare Glossary* (which I have also reviewed) for the reason that, although both compendiums by now do show their age, Schmidt's two volumes (one of course needs N-Z with this one) are all in all in many ways more comprehensive and informative than Onions's single-volume work (even after its updating by Eagleson).

Readers of Shakespeare should NOT assume that if they use an unannotated edition (e.g. the Oxford Complete Works) they will understand everything they read if only they consult Schmidt or Onions or both. For one thing, many words in Shakespeare look intelligible from a modern viewpoint, but in fact had a different meaning in Shakespeare's day: an uninitiated reader will miss many such instances if s/he does not use good annotated editions by expert scholars, who provide glosses for well-considered and essential reasons. And I do not even dwell on the need to be aware of bawdy puns (see my review of Onions), or of other specific usages (e.g. legal terms), on which a good deal of new work has been done in recent years. Therefore, purchase of valuable volumes like these should be seen as SUPPLEMENTARY to the use of good, carefully annotated editions. - Joost Daalder, Professor of English, Flinders University, South Australia

5-0 out of 5 stars The Next best thing to having the Bard next to you . . .
This is, simply, the essential, definitive guide to the Bards language. Almost every word in every Shakespearean play is here, and instead of having to guess what the meaning is in relation to the play, each word is listed by play and meaning in each heading. It can even be used for other lexiconic purposes is you're having trouble trying to figure out what Shaw means in one of his passages from "Saint Joan", or Ibsen in "when We Dead Awaken". Unless they suddenly discover a new play by shakespeare, this reference will never go out of date.

And hey, it's not called the "Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary (Vol. 2 N-Z)" for nothing, people. You're going to have to get the other one, but there's no real problem, because this is simply just the greatest lexicon ever for Shakespeare. Your search ends here if you ever need to understand the Bard words.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best, most useful guide to the language of the Bard ...
This is, simply, the essential, definitive guide to the Bards language. Almost every word in every Shakespearean play is here, and instead of having to guess what the meaning is in relation to the play, each word is listed by play and meaning in each heading. It can even be used for other lexiconic purposes is you're having trouble trying to figure out what Shaw means in one of his passages from "Saint Joan", or Ibsen in "when We Dead Awaken". Unless they suddenly discover a new play by shakespeare, this reference will never go out of date.

And hey, it's not called the "Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary (Vol. 1 A-M)" for nothing, people. You're going to have to get the other one, but there's no real problem, because this is simply just the greatest lexicon ever for Shakespeare. Your search ends here if you ever need to understand the Bard words.

5-0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary
I am a classical actress, English teacher, and Shakespeare scholar. This is the best text to use as an adjunct to whatever version of the play I'm working on (Arden's best.) It lists every word Shakespeare used; it's a must for actors who want to be very clear on what they're saying. ... Read more


19. 500 Great Heartwarming Expressions For Scrapbooking & Cards
by Sandy Redburn, Suzanne Carillo
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Asin: 0968664814
Catlog: Book (2001-02-28)
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This new Book # 4 in the Heartwarming Expressions series is jam-packed with a smorgasboard over 550 hand lettered expressions, oodles of graphics, frame designs and page lay-out ideas, in styles from cute and whimsical to old fashioned and stylish. This new title is 12 pages bigger than the other books in the series and it includes a four page color spread of color samples, with a helpful list of the supplies used. Including the color photographs on the back cover, you get 27 color samples of scrapbook pages and 8 samples of cards and tags created, using different expressions and graphics from the book.

The beginning of the book explains how the right expressions can create warmth, personality and convey a special message. Then you get tips and ideas for hand lettering, tracing, photocopying, clipart techniques, and different ways to utilize a computer with the book to create scrapbook pages, cards and keepsakes. The author notes; “the goal is to show people of all skill levels, several creative ways the expressions and designs can be used with different methods, papers and supplies”.

The expressions are divided into a large variety of themes, which like the other books, are alphabetically tabbed in the upper right corner for quick reference. Themes include Baby Love, Celebrations, Claws & Paws, Family Ties, Fine Friends, Girl & Guy Talk, Kids Zone, Love Notes, Memory Lane, Over the Hill, Scrapbook Fever, Seasonal, Silly Stuff, Sports Rule, Vacation Time, Wedding Bells and others. You will find everything from heartfelt sentiments, mushy love stuff, inspirational quotes, feel good to funny quips.

There are three pages of small frames and graphics perfect for gift tags or journaling. For card makers there are even four ready-to-copy cards, themed stamps and a convenient envelope template design. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Another great title from Sandy!
I just got my copy of this, and I like it even better than the first three. I love to scrapbook but need good ideas for titles and short verses. This book has plenty along with wonderful illustrations to trace or copy. The color pages with examples are terrific, and I'll get a lot of use out of the pages that can be copied and folded into a greeting card. I hope we'll see a Book Five soon!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must For Even the Most Creative Scrapbookers!
Most scrapbookers are creative by nature, and most idea books have ideas in them that we could have easily come up with on our own. But "500 Great Heartwarming Expressions For Scrapbooking & Cards" by Sandy Redburn does not follow that train of thought...It is the idea book that every scrapper wishes they had come up with! For the phrases in this book---from romance to babies to pets---are beyond the average thoughts that one would want to include in their scrapbooks and cards! These "heartwarming expressions" are refreshing, lively, sometimes serious in nature, and sometimes just plain cute and fun! Everyone will find something they can use with the various themes in this book---whether you're scrappin' a layout about your grandfather's birthday or your child's first homerun---, because these expressions cover it all! Furthermore, reading this book will not only give you ideas, but it will put a big smile on your face...And that's something we could all use at one time or another!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I love this book. It is full of cute expressions and clipart to use on scrapbook pages or cards. There are many topics to choose from including babies, cats and dogs, and seasons. I only wish it came with a cd so it would be easier to print them from my computer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Yet another great book.
These books are fantastic and great for any crafter. They are a great addition to any craft room and will most certainly help you become more creative.
The possibilities are endless with these books and this book (being the fourth) is no exception.
I don't regret buying this book one bit.

One Happy Crafter,
C.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I found the book to be childish. I was disappointed but my 14 year old niece was thrilled when I gave it to her. ... Read more


20. Winning with Teamwork: Quotations to Inspire the Power of Teamwork
by Katherine Karvelas, Successories
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Asin: 1564143880
Catlog: Book (1998-08)
Publisher: Career Press
Sales Rank: 676233
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Working well with others, as important as it may be for efficiency and productivity, is rarely as easy as it sounds.Sometimes we need a little more motivation to understand why the effort is worth it, and this collection of wisdom about working in groups does just that ... Read more


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