The Quote Verifier

The Quote Verifier

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Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as qNice guys finish last, q and qPlay it again, Sam, q but more surprising ones such as qAin't I a woman?q and qGolf is a good walk spoiled, q as well as the origins of popular sayings such as qThe opera ain't over till the fat lady sings, q qNo one washes a rented car, q and qMake my day.q Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read.Reportedly Adolf Hitlera#39;s favorite movie, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer was adapted by Grover Jones and William Slavens McNutt and three ... Fortunately, film censors lost their struggle to have the line changed to a€œFrankly, my dear, I dona#39;t care, a€ or a€œFrankly, my dear, I dona#39;t give a darn. ... What the bandit actually said in John Hustona#39;s movie (Huston wrote the screenplay and directed) was a€œ Badges?

Title:The Quote Verifier
Author: Ralph Keyes
Publisher:Macmillan - 2007-04-01

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