Created by Kathryn and Ross Petras, whose books and calendars have over 5.6 million copies in print, "Dance First. Think Later." (Workman; March 2011; ISBN 978-0-7611-6170-7; $8.95) is a collection of the greatest life wisdom from an unexpected group of speakers, doers, and thinkers. There are 618 rules to live by-funny, thoughtful, offhanded, clever, and always profound:
About the Authors:
Kathryn and Ross Petras are a brother-and-sister writing team and inveterate collectors of quotations. Their books include "Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese," The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said, "Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats," and many more. Their work has been covered in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the London Times, and on numerous television and radio shows, including Good Morning America. They are also the creators of the bestselling The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said Page-A-Day® calendar, which has more than 4.3 million copies in print. Ross Petras lives with his family in New Jersey; Kathryn Petras with her husband in Manhattan.
This book is great to have around, particularly when you are having a bad day! It's a perfect book for any one. Just one quote after another, so no lengthy reads if you lack the time.
A few good quotes;
- "Trust, but verify" -Damon Runyon
- "Don't let other people tell you what you want" -Pat Riley
- "Laugh at yourself first before anyone else can" -Elsa Maxwell
- ""If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." -Amy Tan
- "If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?" -Julia Child (one of my personal favorites!)
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