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The final word compendium of crisp one-liners, knockout jokes, droll asides and common truths accrued through the years through the creators of QI.
'You comprehend 'that look' girls get once they wish intercourse? Me neither.' Steve Martin; 'You can't hinder the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, yet you could hinder them from nesting on your hair.' chinese language proverb; 'The Beatles are demise within the incorrect order.' Victor Lewis-Smith; 'Cauliflower is not anything yet a cabbage with a faculty education.' Mark Twain; 'Depend at the rabbit's foot in case you will, yet take into account: it didn't paintings for the rabbit.' R.E. Shay; 'If it weren't for quotations, dialog among gents will be an never-ending sequence of 'what-ho's!' P. G.Wodehouse
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Very important. Dean Frogmore has been trying to reach you all day, but your telephone never answers. I’ve been delegated to drop round and catch you after your examination. ” “Beyond my wildest expectations,” Kate answered. ” “I realize,” McQuire said, “that I am perhaps not the ideal man to approach you. But when Frogmore asked, I had to say I was acquainted with you. ” “He’s an economist, and he announced one of the great laws of modern times: if it exists, it must be possible. ” “I have always thought,” Kate said, “that you scientists and social scientists ought to emblazon on your walls a quotation from J.
Can it possibly be official? I shall go to my death, which I hope is far distant, telling the story of this examination, and no one, no one on God’s green earth will ever, ever believe it. ” Kate laughed. “Well, according to T. S. ” “Of course he did. But he insisted Auden was no scholar all the same. Somebody asked why, and Eliot said: ‘I was reading an introduction by him to a selection of Tennyson’s poems, in which he said that Tennyson is the stupidest poet in the language. ’ And if you, Mr.
Of course I am. I’m taking a doctorate. In fact, I’ve almost got it. Now what do you think of that? I’m writing a dissertation for the Linguistics Department on the history of Verner’s Law. Please look impressed. ” Kate smiled. ” “Grandchildren,” Polly said. “Three chuckling little boys, one gurgling little girl, all under three. It was either hours and hours of baby-sitting, to say nothing of having the little darlings cavalierly dumped upon us at the slightest excuse, or I had to get a job that would be absolutely respected.