Here''s a book with a sense of humor. Smirk is a casual compilation of quotes, cliches and off-the-top-of-the-head wit, wisdom and fun to put a smile on your face. Let it amuse and inspire. You know how some clever ideas begin with "They say..." There''s that kind of humor here, as well. The editor works to move you from the day''s doldrums to a lighter level, escaping accountability.There''s no formal correlation here. Some quotes are attributed to their producers; many come from the comics, classic literature, editorials, or bumper stickers. Some remain anonymous because the person who first said them wasn''t willing to own up to issuing the words.Any morsel you find in this book might be snarky, smiley, sanctimonious, sentimental, sacred, irreverent, tender, cheeky, classic or even quite reasonable. Material has been researched in library stacks, in barrooms, in college classrooms, on the internet as well as at kitchen tables.Brief quotes and adages and a few very short poems are selected for a quick read. Here and there you find material that goes back to once upon a time. This is a mixture of topics, visions and viewpoints. We can hardly call it an anthology- it is not at all scholarly. The objective is pure escapism.