65 Total Quotes

Wit Quotes

Mark Twain
Wit and Humor -- if any difference, it is in duration -- lightning and electric light. Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, and can do damage -- the other fools along and enjoys elaboration.
Mark Twain
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To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
Andre Maurois
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Christian Nevell Bovee
Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Christian Nevell Bovee
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Christian Nevell Bovee
The next best thing to being witty is to quote another's wit
Christian Nevell Bovee
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Dorothy Rothschild Parker
Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Dorothy Rothschild Parker
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The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it
Edward Fitzgerald
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 Aristotle
Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
Aristotle
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Laurence Peter
Many live by their wits but few by their wit
Laurence Peter
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William Congreve
Wit must be foiled by wit : cut a diamond with a diamond
William Congreve
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William Congreve
A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant
William Congreve
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William Congreve
A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.
William Congreve
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William Cowper
A man renowned for repartee will seldom scruple to make free with friendship's finest feeling, will thrust a dagger at your breast, and say he wounded you in jest, by way of balm for healing.
William Cowper
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He was a wonderful boy, always smiling and had a quick wit. He was a very popular lad and the whole Clifton community is absolutely devastated by this loss. Everyone is totally shocked.
Brian Mitchell
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Your wit makes others witty.
Catherine II
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Norman Mailer
Moving from one activity to another makes sense if you do it with a hint of wit or touch of grace. But I think moving from one activity to another can give momentum. If you do it well you can increase the energy you bring to the next piece of work.
Norman Mailer
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Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
Mark Doren
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sharp, dry wit and his brash dealings with contestants.
Lauren Corrao
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He's sort of a loose cannon with a quick wit, ... He's somebody who of course is intense. I always wind up playing somebody a little intense. Maybe I'm just intense.
Lee Tergesen
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I was extremely fascinated by Casey Stengel. He was really such an intelligent guy, displaying an American wit, typical of one from the Midwest and the great author Mark Twain. I have always had a great curiosity, and I wanted to dig until I found what made this man who and what he was. I found that he was an incredibly funny guy with tremendous observational powers. Some people loved him and others hated him.
Steven Goldman
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Henry Youngman,
You have a ready wit. Tell me when it's ready.
Henry Youngman,
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James Boswell
He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it
James Boswell
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James Boswell
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
James Boswell
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Wit without employment is a disease
Robert Burton
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When I got through with him, he was all covered wit' blood, my blood
Jimmy Durante
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Samuel Coleridge,
Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
Samuel Coleridge,
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You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy. Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues. Could you say we were guilty of Noel Cowardice?
Peter Vries
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Peter Doherty is the ultimate rock 'n' roll nihilist, the ultimate rock 'n' roll f***wit.
Pete Townshend
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Phyllis McGinley
Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shoptalk of the scientist and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past.
Phyllis McGinley
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Oliver Goldsmith
As a wit, if not first, in the very first line.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Oliver Goldsmith
Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit.
Oliver Goldsmith
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