Brit Wit by Susie Jones

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 correct put-down or wry comment for each socially awkward scenario? the nice, the great, the highbrow, and the downright insulting can all be present in Brit Wit. Densely overpopulated with excellent one-liners from such ambitious figures as Churchill and Shakespeare, to the more moderen luminaries of British degree, display, and society, Brit Wit celebrates all that makes Britain awesome. we're amused.

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Winston Churchill to A. P. Herbert H She can’t see an institution without hitting it with her handbag. pmd 62 23/08/2004, 12:30 Politics The less people know about what is really going on, the easier it is to wield power and authority. Prince Charles H The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. Herbert Spencer, philosopher (1820-1903) H Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides. Margaret Thatcher H Tony Blair puts two poems in a bus shelter and calls it a university.

Doris Lessing, writer H Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells. pmd 55 23/08/2004, 12:30 Brit Wit Politics The best argument against democracy is a fiveminute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill H In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times. Winston Churchill H In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. 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?

I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by. Douglas Adams H One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. pmd 32 23/08/2004, 12:30 Work and Money Nowher so bisy a man as he ther nas, And yet he semed bisier than he was. 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.

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