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The Lost Art of the Great Speech: How to Write It * How to Deliver It by Richard Dowis

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Anecdotes and quotations

  • The Home Book of Quotations, compiled by Burton Stevenson, Greenwich House, 1984; distributed by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York.

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, compiled by Tony Augarde, Oxford University Press, 1991.

  • 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said, compiled by Robert Byrne, Fawcett Columbine, 1988.

  • The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes, edited by Clifton Fadiman, published by Little, Brown & Company, 1985. This collection of fascinating yarns about people from Aaron to Ziegfield makes good reading even if you never use one of them.

  • Golden Treasury of the Familiar, edited by Ralph L. Woods, Avenel Books, 1980, includes 952 pages and more than a thousand entries including all those "evergreen" things you've ...

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