There is probably no comedian so instantly recognisable, either by voice or appearance, than Billy Connolly. His heavy Glaswegian accent, which might have made him a regional figure, has added to the appeal of this multi-talented performer. For over forty years he has both entertained and scandalised with his wit. He has made records as a singer and comic, has become a familiar face through numerous film and television appearances, and has written extensively.
In short, he has become a National Treasure – though he would probably hate to hear himself described as such!
In this book you will find a wealth of memorable and amusing quotes by Billy himself as well as what others say about him, which will give you some insight into what makes him tick.
Joan Rivers is without a doubt the most fearlessly outspoken and controversial comedienne in the world. She has delighted or outraged millions with her biting, sometimes savage wit which is frequently turned against herself. Her one-liners are often devastatingly funny, even when she is being offensive. For half a century her radio and TV programmes have given her a huge number of followers. In this book, Dave Farnham has collected examples of her wit at its ferocious best. Find out her opinions on childbirth, what she thought of Elizabeth Taylor or what she let slip in the presence of the Queen...
It’s a great little book to dip into for a bundle of laughs!
Sweat dries. Blood clots. Bones heal. Suck it up, buttercup.
After his deployment in Afghanistan, Dan Caddy began swapping great drill sergeant stories by e-mail with other combat veterans—an exchange with friends that would grow into the dedicated Facebook page, “Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said.” But what began as a comedic outlet has evolved into a robust online community and support network that conducts fundraisers for and donates to military charities, has helped veterans struggling with PTSD and other issues, and on numerous occasions, literally saved lives.
Now, Caddy shares more great DS stories—most never before seen—in this humorous collection. Often profane, sometimes profound, yet always entertaining, these rants from real life soldiers are interspersed with lively sidebars, Top 10 lists, stories from fans, one-liners, and more.
For anyone who has suffered a hard-ass manager (in uniform or not), Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said will add a much needed dose of humor to the day.
When we look back on the 20th Century a few statesmen stand head and shoulders above the rest, marked out by their total commitment to their cause, their humanity and their oratory. Among them are to be found Nelson Mandela, and Mohanda (also known as Mahatma – ‘Great Soul’) Gandhi. Both of them were marked by the fact that greatness was thrust upon them rather than sought; and both left a legacy of words that continue to influence others. Neither was a perfect human being nor ever claimed to be – but each one fought tirelessly for the principles he believed in and they elevated the stature of the human race in so doing.
Mahatma Gandhi is today remembered particularly for his adherence to the principle of using non-violence to secure his ends and for his ascetic, simple lifestyle that placed him among his people rather than above them. His influence, like that of all great teachers down the centuries, has spread far beyond the borders of his nation and his words still have much to teach us.
This book draws together an extensive collection of quotes from Gandhi, which will give you much to think about as well as helping you to understand the human being behind them.