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They Never Said It
by Paul F. Boller, Jr. and John George

"A book of fake quotes, misquotes, and misleading attributions" This book is great fun to read. I love the section about the oft-misquoted Samuel Goldwyn. This book is organized alphabetically by author's last name, but reads like a comedic novel.

The Portable Curmudgeon
by Jon Winokur

A nice little quote book, more for reading than reference. It is organized by subject, with lots of interviews with living curmudgeons and biographies of dead ones, and a one-page list of World Class Curmudgeons, including W. C. Fields, Groucho Marx, Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz and Mike Royko. Highly recommended.

Return of the Portable Curmudgeon
by Jon Winokur

This sequel to The Portable Curmudgeon is organized just like the first. There is a new and improved list of World Class Curmudgeons (3 pages this time). Lots of new quotes, organized by subject. The interviews and biographies include: Frank Zappa, Oscar Wilde, Dave Barry, and Carrie Fisher. There is no index, but that is just minor when you've spent a day of fun reading this book.

Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Times
by Laurence J. Peter

From the author of "The Peter Principle," this collection of quotations is timeless. Organized by subject.

Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You
by Mardy Grothe (Editor)

"Chiasmus and a World of Quotations That Say What They Mean and Mean What They Say" A collection of quotations that use the literary device known as chiasmus: reversed expressions, such as Groucho Marx's "Money will not make you happy, and happy will not make you money." I own this book and found it an entertaining cover-to-cover read.

What the Dormouse Said
by Amy Gash (Compiler)

"Lessons for Grown-Ups from Children's Books" This quotation collection takes its tidbits from such works as: Charlotte's Web, Peter Pan, Eloise, Goodnight Moon, and many others. Organized by subject.

The Book of Poisonous Quotes
by Colin Jarman (Compiler)

Don't look for any positive quotations here. It seems that nothing is sacred from the evil tongue and the quick wit. If you are learning how to be a curmudgeon, this book will get you started.

The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said
by Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras

Laugh yourself silly at the stupidity of others. Feel safe in the knowledge that even the rich and famous say things that they probably shouldn't have said.

The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
by Robert Byrne

This is a collection of his first four '637 best' books. Mr. Byrne has collected the funniest group of quotations printed today. Printed in 1996, this 640 page book is filled with humorous quotations in loose categories. There are two good indices (by author, and by key words and subject).

The Fifth and Far Finer Than the First Four 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
by Robert Byrne

Even more funny quotes from Robert Byrne, organized into loose categories. It's much better to read this book from quote 1 to quote 637 than to try to look anything up. Read it, and your mood will surely lift. [Note: Tragically, this book is currently out of print.]