Quaint Quote-ables

Here are some words of wisdom from Paulson’s ’50 Tips …’ book mentioned in the August Bookshelf. Quote at your own risk.

‘I like to keep everything substantive, short and to the point.’ 

        Harvey MacKay, contemporary American business leader, author & speaker

‘Careful preparation spawns spontaneity. But it does mean never, ever writing it out in full.’ 

       Tom Peters, contemporary American management expert & author

‘Never let facts get in the way of a good story.’ 

      Oscar Wilde, 19th century Irish poet, playwright & novelist

‘The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.’

      Voltaire, 18th century French writer, historian & philosopher

‘I don’t tell funny stories, I tell stories funny.’

      Jerry Clower, 1926 – 1998, American humorist & writer

‘The right word might be effective, but no word was ever as effective at the rightly timed pause.’ 

        Mark Twain, 19th century iconic American author & humorist