Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (Oxford Quick Reference)

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This hilarious collection of humorous quotations, full of wisecracks and wit, snappy comments and inspired fantasy, has been specially compiled by the late broadcaster and raconteur Ned Sherrin, with a foreword by leading British satirist, Alistair Beaton. Now packed with even more quotes and covering more subjects than before, from Weddings to the Supernatural, Headlines to Australia. Find the best lines from your favourite jokesters and wordsmiths, add that extra something to a speech or presentation, or just enjoy a good laugh.

'A chair is a piece of furniture. I am not a chair because no one has ever sat on me.' Ann Widdecombe on the announcement that Parliamentary language will now be gender-neutral

'No wonder Bob Geldof is such an expert on famine. He's been feeding off 'I don't like Mondays' for 30 years.' Russell Brand

On deciding to run for governor of California: 'The most difficult decision I've ever made in my entire life, except for the one in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax.' Arnold Schwarzenegger

'Wanting to know an author because you like his work is like wanting to know a duck because you like pâté.' Margaret Atwood

'I am so sorry. We have to stop there. I have just come to the end of my personality.' Quentin Crisp, closing down an interview

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Review from previous edition The ultimate guide to the sharpest, wryest and wittiest quips, put-downs and one-liners ( Romford Recorder)

However you like your humour, there will be something here for you and I defy you to leaf through it and find nothing to bring a smile to the lips. ( Herts Advertiser)

Does not disappoint... a brilliant manual for writers, after-dinner speakers and best men ( South Wales Evening Post)

As always this companion instructs through laughter ( Contemporary Review)

Buy the book ( Beachcomber, Daily Express)

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Ned Sherrin CBE was presenter of BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. Producer and director of the ground-breaking 1960's satire TV show That Was the Week That Was, and producer of a number of films, including The Virgin Soldiers (1968) and Up Pompeii (1971), he also wrote extensively for stage and screen. He directed many theatre productions such as Side by Side by Sondheim (London 1976 and New York 1977) and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (1989). He compiled a number of anthologies, including Theatrical Anecdotes (1991), Ned Sherrin in his Anecdotage (1993), and I Wish I'd Said That (2006). He also wrote a novel, Scratch an Actor (1995). Ned Sherrin died in October 2007.

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