By Susie Jones
"It is an efficient factor for an uneducated guy to learn books of quotations." —Sir Winston Churchill Ever been confused? Ever needed you had the fitting put-down or wry comment for each socially awkward state of affairs? the good, the nice, the highbrow, and the downright insulting can all be present in Brit Wit. Densely overpopulated with brilliant one-liners from such ambitious figures as Churchill and Shakespeare, to the more moderen luminaries of British degree, monitor, and society, Brit Wit celebrates all that makes Britain magnificent. we're amused.
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh H Every man is a potential genius until he does something. pmd 38 23/08/2004, 12:30 Work and Money The dullard’s envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end. Max Beerbohm, writer and caricaturist (1872-1956) H Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. George MacDonald, novelist and poet (1824-1905) H Dark forces dragged me away from the keyboard, swirling forces of irresistible intensity and power.
W. Somerset Maugham H My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden. pmd 36 23/08/2004, 12:30 Work and Money Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. Douglas Adams H Make lots of money. Enjoy the work. Operate within the law. Choose any two of three. Jack Dee, comedian H Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present. pmd 37 23/08/2004, 12:30 Brit Wit …skewered through and through with officepens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.
If you want something done, ask a woman. pmd 56 23/08/2004, 12:30 Politics Politicians. Little tin gods on wheels. Rudyard Kipling, writer (1865-1936) H The difference between a misfortune and a calamity? If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, it would be a calamity. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman (1804-1881) H A Conservative Government is an organised hypocrisy. pmd 57 23/08/2004, 12:30 Brit Wit Finality is not the language of politics.
Brit Wit by Susie Jones