Quotes About Wit

Quotes tagged as "wit" (showing 61-90 of 435)
Mervyn Peake
“And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?”
Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

Oscar Wilde
“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.”
Oscar Wilde

Sarah MacLean
“Let me be clear. Last I was aware you were neither my husband nor my father nor my King. Therefore, any control you may imagine you hold over me is just that- imaginary”
Sarah MacLean, The Season

Dorothy Parker
[On Oscar Wilde:]

"If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it.

[Life Magazine, June 2, 1927]”
Dorothy Parker

Joan Lowery Nixon
“Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don't have the wit to deal with the problems of life. ”
Joan Lowery Nixon, In The Face of Danger

Ray Bradbury
“Digression is the soul of wit. Take the philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Oscar Wilde
“Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable”
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
tags: oscar, wit

Amit Kalantri
“If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.”
Amit Kalantri

Brandon Sanderson
“For glory lit, and life alive, for goals unreached and aims to strive. All men must try, the wind did see. It is the test, it is the dream.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

William Goldman
“Enough about my beauty," Buttercup said. "Everybody always talks about how beautiful I am. I've got a mind, Westley. Talk about that.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Mel Brooks
“I have always been a huge admirer of my own work. I'm one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know.”
Mel Brooks

Thomas Paine
“One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.”
Thomas Paine, Common Sense

Criss Jami
“Soar with wit. Conquer with dignity. Handle with care.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Someone once told me that we move when it becomes less painful than staying where we are".”
Anne Hines, The Spiral Garden

Arthur Wellesley
“Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.”
Arthur Wellesley

William Shakespeare
“The small amount of foolery wise men have makes a great show.”
William Shakespeare
tags: funny, wit

Simon Cowell
“You sounded like Dolly parton on helium."
(After kristy lee cook of season 7 on american idol,sang her country rendition of the Beatles'"Eight Days A Week.)”
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell
“It was like orderin a hamburger and getting only the buns"
(After Brooke White of season 7 on american idol sang the song 'Hero'
by Mariah Carey)”
Simon Cowell

Betty Dravis
“Writing a book is like sliding down a rainbow! Marketing it is like trudging through a field of chewed bubblegum on a hot, sticky day.”
Betty Dravis
tags: humor, wit

S.A. Bodeen
“Yeah, well, wish in one hand, crap in the other, and see which fills up first”
S.A. Bodeen, The Compound

Edward Abbey
“The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.”
Edward Abbey

Amit Kalantri
“Intelligence is more important than strength, that is why earth is ruled by men and not by animals.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Voltaire
“A witty saying proves nothing.”
Voltaire

Jane Austen
“There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit.”
Jane Austen

Graydon Carter
“In less than a year, the Bush administration will strut out of office, leaving the country in roughly the same condition a toddler leaves a diaper.”
Graydon Carter

Phoebe Kitanidis
“What have you done to your hair?” Mom’s broken voice said, pinning me back to this tiny hospital
room.
“Holy shit!” Icka patted her head as if searching. “You think the nurse stole it? She looked shady.”
Phoebe Kitanidis, Whisper

Saki
“I'm living so far beyond my means that we may almost be said to be living apart.”
Saki, The Unbearable Bassington

Amit Kalantri
“When you are angry try your best to go to sleep, it keeps you away from speaking, writing and thinking while you are angry.”
Amit Kalantri

Noël Coward
“Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar. Never spread it about like marmalade.”
Noël Coward

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