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Quotable Elizabeth Warren
Quotable Elizabeth Warren
by Tony Lyons
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US Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an original thinker and a powerful voice for the common man. Having worked her first job at the age of nine and witnessed first-hand the economic struggles of the American middle class, Warren never hesitates to... (read more)

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The Book of Bob: Choice Words, Memorable Men
The Book of Bob: Choice Words, Memorable Men
by Tom Crisp
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Just a Few of the Famous Bobs in The Book of Bob: * Bob Dylan *Bob Dole * Bob Hope * Bob Marley * Bobby Knight * Robert Kennedy * Robert Frost * Robert E. Lee * Robert S. McNamara * Robert Mitchum * Robert Downey, Jr. * Robert Louis Stevenson * Robert... (read more)

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The Yale Book of Quotations
The Yale Book of Quotations
by Fred Shapiro
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More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences.... (read more)

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The Portable Curmudgeon
The Portable Curmudgeon
by Jon Winokur
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Do you believe that cynicism is simply common sense? Do sunny smiles make you want to snarl? Do you have the feeling you may answer with something unprintable the next time you hear "Have a nice day"? Then you'll be in the best of company with the... (read more)

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The Ultimate Quotable Einstein
The Ultimate Quotable Einstein
by Albert Einstein
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This is the definitive edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features roughly 1,600 quotes in all.... (read more)

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The Wheel of Time: The Shamans of Mexico Their Thoughts about Life Death and the Universe
The Wheel of Time: The Shamans of Mexico Their Thoughts about Life Death and the Universe
by Carlos Castaneda
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Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of mind-altering plants, bestselling author Carlos Castaneda soon immersed himself in the sorcerer’s magical world entirely. Ten years after his first encounter with... (read more)

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Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser
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Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity — six words at a time. One Life. Six Words. What's Yours? When Hemingway famously wrote, "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn," he... (read more)

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"It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done.": Motivation for Dreamers & Doers
"It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done.": Motivation for Dreamers & Doers
by Kathryn Petras
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Pursuing a dream is hard work, but the right words delivered at the right time--by people who've been there and done that--can give us just the motivation we need. The right words can rekindle our enthusiasm, re-energize our efforts, dispel doubt, let us... (read more)

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Dance First. Think Later: 618 Rules to Live by
Dance First. Think Later: 618 Rules to Live by
by Kathryn Petras
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Timeless in their wisdom, thought-provoking in their message, surprising in their truth and memorable in their originality, the right words can give direction, inspiration, and sometimes a tangible boost onto the right path. For example, Steve Jobs once... (read more)

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What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations
What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations
by Elizabeth Knowles
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An entertaining and thought-provoking book for language buffs and anyone interested in quotations, What They Didn't Say sifts through more than one hundred and fifty misquotations, incorrect attributions, and apocryphal remarks to reveal the origins of... (read more)

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If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times
If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times
by John Mitchinson
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John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in... (read more)

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The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens (Wicked Wit of)
The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens (Wicked Wit of)
by Shelley Klein
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...there are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. -from Oliver Twist It was not a bosom to repose upon, but it was a capital bosom to hang jewels upon. -from Little Dorrit I was always treated as if I had insisted on being born,... (read more)

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The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Nonbelievers, Political Junkies, Gadflies, and Those Generally Hell-Bound
The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Nonbelievers, Political Junkies, Gadflies, and Those Generally Hell-Bound
by Jack Huberman
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Surprisingly, no book of quotations on God and religion by atheists and agnostics exists. Luckily, for the millions of American nonbelievers who have quietly stewed for years as the religious right made gains in politics and culture, the wait is over... (read more)

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I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words
I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words
by Steve Jobs
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Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage—print, electronic, and online—this tribute serves up the best, most thought-provoking insights ever spoken by Steve Jobs: more than 200 quotations that are essential reading for everyone who... (read more)

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Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School
Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School
by Carl Japikse
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A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the... (read more)

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Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings
Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings
by Craig Brown
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IMAGINE THESE UNLIKELY—BUT TRUE—ENCOUNTERS: Martha Graham and Madonna Igor Stravinsky and Walt Disney Frank Lloyd Wright and Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe and Nikita Khrushchev President Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley Harpo Marx... (read more)

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The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring
The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring
by Lawrence Dorfman
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It’s impossible to go a full day without using snark, so why fight it? Snark is everywhere, from television to movies to everyday life. This lively collection provides hours of entertainment—better than an Etch A Sketch, and more fun than... (read more)

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Familiar Quotations 16TH Edition
Familiar Quotations 16TH Edition
by John Bartlett
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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, the classic and indispensable reference, has, for the sixteenth edition, been completely revised and updated by preeminent Pulitzer Prize -- winning biographer Justin Kaplan. This distinguished new edition, the most... (read more)

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The International Thesaurus of Quotations: Revised Editon
The International Thesaurus of Quotations: Revised Editon
by Eugene Ehrlich
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This new edition contains 16,000 quotations and proverbs conveniently indexed by category, key word, and author.... (read more)

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Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths
Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and 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.... (read more)

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