If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times (Hardcover)

Smart Quotes for Dumb Times

By John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

Harmony, 9780307460660, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2009

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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 cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology of hundreds of quotes you probably have never heard before, arranged thematically from A to Z. From laugh-out-loud-funny bon mots to some real headscratchers, Lloyd and Mitchinson have gathered a universe of star-studded blurbs like:

“The Beatles are dying in the wrong order.” —Victor Lewis Smith
“When you forget to eat, you know you’re alive.” —Henry James

“I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.” —Nancy Reagan

“You know ‘that look’ women get when they want sex? Me neither.” —Steve Martin



About the Author

JOHN LLOYD is the producer of the hit British comedy shows "Not the Nine O'Clock News," "Blackadder," and "Spitting Image." He recently earned a lifetime achievement award""from the British Academy of Film and Television""Arts (BAFTA). JOHN MITCHINSON is a writer, and, with Lloyd, a producer for the British television show "QI." They both drink at the same pub.


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