By Susie Jones
"It is an effective factor for an uneducated guy to learn books of quotations." —Sir Winston Churchill Ever been confused? Ever needed you had the ideal put-down or wry comment for each socially awkward scenario? the nice, the nice, the highbrow, and the downright insulting can all be present in Brit Wit. Densely overpopulated with superb one-liners from such ambitious figures as Churchill and Shakespeare, to the newer luminaries of British level, monitor, and society, Brit Wit celebrates all that makes Britain magnificent. we're amused.
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Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English literature (1343-1400), The Clerk’s Tale H I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. Jerome K. Jerome, humour writer (1859-1927) H Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die. C. S. pmd 33 23/08/2004, 12:30 Brit Wit Every man loves what he is good at. Thomas Shadwell H The discipline of colleges and universities is in general contrived, not for the benefit of the students, but for the interest, or more properly speaking, for the ease of the masters.
James M. Barrie, writer (1860-1937) H Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. Evelyn Waugh, Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, 1976 H I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me. pmd 35 23/08/2004, 12:30 Brit Wit The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable. Dorothy Nevill, writer (1826-1913) H It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
If they lose another, they get to keep the Liberal Party. Clive Anderson, entertainer H If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear. George Orwell, author (1903-1950) H [She has turned] the British bulldog into a Reagan poodle.