Have you ever wanted to be an intellectual, without all that tedious work of getting an advanced college degree? Here s your shortcut to the world of the well read. Just open this collection of 1,417 quotations from the mouths of the wildly famous to the painfully obscure, and "voila "--instant erudition.
It doesn t take much to sound as if you know what you re talking about. Just toss off some time-tested wisdom from Henry James or Plotinus . . . or, if you re feeling daring, a line or two of poetry from Byron. In no time at all you ll be sipping a glass of Madeira, sampling imported Gouda, and bragging about your collection of first edition Vonneguts.
Just like an intellectual."