Reviews

  • Book tackles origins, paths of history’s famous quotations
    By David Murdock Special to The Gadsen Times Friday, July 22, 2011 I love quotations in general. I collect musings of the great minds like some people collect stamps. My notebooks are full of scrawled …
  • Denver Post
    By Bob Ewegen Ralph Keyes’s lovely little book “The Quote Verifier” attributes the famous line, “Academic politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so small,” to political scientist Wal …
  • As Yogi Berra Never Said
    Universal Press Syndicate By James Kilpatrick In 1953 the New York Yankees won their fifth World Series in a row. Their popular catcher, Yogi Berra, took it in stride. “It’s deja vu all over again,” h …
  • Mark Twain Didn’t Say That? Just Where Did All Those Spicy Quotes Come From?
    Knoxville News Sentinel David Hunter A free book landed in my post office box last week. Sending free books to people who might mention them in print is an accepted form of bribery in the world of lit …
  • Who said that?
    Dallas Morning News By Jerome Weeks We know Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam.” But neither did Josef Stalin ever make such cynical observations as “A single death is a tragedy. A millio …
  • Library Journal
    By Mirela Roncevic Who is credited for saying “You are what you eat?” Karl Marx? According to this amusing A-to-Z compendium of famous sayings, it was actually philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach who in 1850 …
  • Saturday Evening Post
    “Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!” “History is bunk.” “We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” Almost every American knows these famous quotations and who said …
  • Suspicious Sounds Bites?
    US Airways Magazine Patrick Henry’s patriotic demand, “Give me liberty or give me death!” is often quoted by freedom seekers today because of its urgent eloquence. Many great sound bites like this one …
  • Keyes's Book for Word-Lovers
    Yellow Springs News (Ohio) By Jane Baker We all know that Mark Twain said, “Golf is a good walk spoiled” and “Whenever I feel an urge to exercise I lie down until it goes away” and that Abraham Lincol …
  • Say what? Here's some help with the what — and the who
    Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch By Jann Malone Read a reference book from cover to cover? That sounds like something only someone with nothing better to read would do. But I bet if you pick up a copy of …
  • VERIFIABLY EXCELLENT
    From Amazon.com 5 Stars Paul Kocak (Syracuse) I was so impressed with a newspaper feature on Ralph Keyes’s The Quote Verifier that I ordered the book right away. I was not disappointed. There are few …
  • A MAGNIFICENT BOOK
    From Amazon.com 5 Stars Patrick O’Connor, writer and book lover (Glendale CA) The Quote Verifier is entirely magnificent. Who can resist this book? I can’t stop reading it. It’s like eating peanuts: o …
  • THE RIGHT VERIFIER
    From Amazon.com 5 stars L. Longfellow I could not have imagined a reference book that reads like a novel. Fortunately, Ralph Keyes could. An exceptional accomplishment. Layne Longfellow, Ph.D., Longfe …
  • WORTH EVERY PENNY
    From Amazon.com 4 stars Phillip G. Knightley This book does exactly what the title says it does. All those quotes you use from time to time and never know the source are now a thing of the past. I wro …
  • YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THIS
    From Amazon.com 5 stars Beckman Communications “book doctor” (Cincinnati, Ohio) Two years ago, my co-workers made fun of me because I tried to use the word “eponymous” in a news release. They deleted …
  • PERFECT FOR THE TARGET AUDIENCE
    From Amazon.com 4 Stars Todd Hagopian “CEO of the Hagopian Institute  (Michigan) If you are a quote enthusiast who loves to know the history behind the quotes, this is a very good book for you. I am a …
  • THE BLACK BOOK OF QUOTES
    From Amazon.com 4.Stars D. Olinger This is not the type of book to read straight through, but rather to pick up from time to time and learn the brief history of the most famous quotations in English h …
  • I lOVE QUOTES
    From Amazon.com 4 Stars Shannon Reynolds “The Husband” (Milford, OH United States) I love quotes and I never really trust the source. Well, this book exhaustively evaluates who said what. Sometimes th …