If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?

If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?

Quotes for Quite Interesting Times

by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

Publication Date: 01/07/2010

A really quite interesting book of hilarious jokes and motivational quotes, one which gathers the truest and funniest insights of the best minds, and organises them into 250 subjects, from ambition to worry, (or from artichokes to woodpeckers). Featuring quotations from Indira Ghandi, Mark Twain, Homer Simpson, J.S Bach and a prologue from Stephen Fry, there's a motivational quote for almost every situation life throws at you (from the death of your child's hamster to the unified theory of everything).

"The Beatles are dying in the wrong order." -Victor Lewis Smith
"When you forget to eat, you know you're alive." -Henry James
"I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty." -Nancy Reagan
"You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? Me neither." -Steve Martin

Collected by the writers of the BBC show, QI, and authors of the worldwide bestsellers The Book of General Ignorance and 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off , here is an inspirational handbook of wise one-liners, hilarious jokes, and motivational quotes of truth and beauty.

Publication Date:
Faber & Faber, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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John Lloyd

John Lloyd co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where he is a Senior Research Fellow.

Lloyd has written several books, including What the Media Are Doing to Our Politics and Journalism in an Age of Terror.

He is also a contributing editor at the Financial Times and a columnist for both Reuters.com and La Repubblica of Rome.

John Mitchinson

John Mitchinson is the original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, became Managing Director of Cassell and now runs Unbound.

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