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Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths

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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 coststo 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.

Review:

"Potentially useful to public speakers and certainly bound to amuse word mavens, Grothe's collection is good clean fun — with a bit of an edge..." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

A "must have" for language lovers, this is a compilation of some of the most contradictory yet profound observations through history.

About the Author

Mardy Grothe, Ph.D., is a psychologist, marriage counselor, management consultant, and platform speaker. The author of Oxymoronica and Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You, he has been interviewed extensively on radio and television on topics from problem bosses to the art of the insult. He lives in Raleigh, NC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060536992
Subtitle:
Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths
Author:
Grothe, Mardy
Author:
by Mardy Grothe
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Quotations, English
Subject:
Oxymoron.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
March 2, 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.64x5.63x.87 in. .76 lbs.

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