The Quote Book by Lynne Stanshine

The Quote Book by Lynne Stanshine

by Lynne Stanshine


Publisher Smashwords

Published in Reference/Quotations, Humor & Entertainment, Reference, Nonfiction

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Book Description


"The Quote Book" is a unique collection of rare and unusual quotes ranging from profound and insightful to hilarious, from elegant to raunchy, and more.

This book is especially targeted for quote-junkies from every walk of life.

It is a sampling of a life-long collection gathered and compiled by a true lover of words and wit.

Sample Chapter


Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Mark Twain)

When I take a gun in hand, the safest place for a pheasant is just opposite the muzzle. (Sydney Smith)

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction. (Charles Revson)

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. (Wyatt Earp)

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. (Florence Scovel Shinn)

Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy. (Martha Beck)


Acting consists of the ability to keep an audience from coughing. (Benjamin Franklin)

It looks exciting but it ain’t nothing. It’s what you call show business. (Dizzy Gillespie)

Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly. (Rosalind Russell)

A fan club is a group of people who tell an actor he’s not alone in the way feels about himself. (Jack Carson)

An actor is a guy who, if you aren’t talking about him, isn’t listening. (Marlon Brando)

Acting is the most minor gift. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four. (Katharine Hepburn)

If you give audiences a chance, they’ll do half of your acting for you. (Katharine Hepburn)

I’m too tired and old and rich for all this, so let’s do the scene. (Spencer Tracy)

(She was)… ‘A graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic Arts. (George Sanders)

The best actor in the world is the one who feels the most and shows the least. (Jean-Louis Trintignant)


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