Gyles Brandreth

Britain’s best one-liners, from Oxford’s 2013 edition

A selection from the latest edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, edited by <em>Gyles Brandreth</em>

Britney Spears doesn't have time to sit down and write songs (Picture: Getty)

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