Quotes About Wits

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Rick Riordan
“Getting something and having the wits to use it...those are two different things.”
Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

John Dryden
“Great wits are to madness near allied
And thin partitions do their bounds divide.”
John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

Pseudonymous Bosch
“You must have your wits about you. No wandering minds allowed.”
Pseudonymous Bosch, The Name of This Book Is Secret

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When you are in the company of lunatics, behave like a lunatic. When you are in the company of intelligentsias, speak with brilliance...that is how a chameleon behaves, the territory changes it, and it adapts to the changes.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

George R.R. Martin
“His wits were coming back to him, however slowly. That was good. His wits were all he had.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
tags: wits

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Intelligence is a way of thinking, not a choice of words.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

Ellis Peters
“What are wits for unless a man uses them?”
Ellis Peters, The Heretic's Apprentice

Theodore Dreiser
“Only in rare instances and with rare individuals does there seem to be any guiding light from within.”
Theodore Dreiser, Jennie Gerhardt
tags: wits

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A true leader leads for the sake of love and his knowledge of the path, a bad leader redirects his followers to the path of destruction.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There's no shame compared to being beautiful with nothing in your brain, an ugly devil with wits is much better that the former.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Aniruddha Sastikar
“Life itself has an incomparable ability to test your wits that you won’t require anything extra or don’t have to go anywhere outside your space to get them tested. – Aniruddha.”
Aniruddha Sastikar

Wilkie Collins
“The first and last weakness of his life, before him again. For a moment he felt himself blinded by his own memories; his own remembrances of the wits and wiles of Marian Halcombe that would steal into his thoughts; the sound of her laughter at his outrageous tales, the shadowed glance of distrust, the way her eyebrows would raise ever so slightly despite her resolution to seem disinterested in his foreign insights. She was the first woman he ventured to have complete equality in matching his tremendous cleverness.”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

“Life," Graveworthy said, when he saw Jack was awake and staring at him, "is a series of desperate gambles and boxing matches for the wits, bookended on the one side by events in which one is shot at, and on the other end by mornings like this.”
Sam Starbuck, The Dead Isle

Graham Moore
“Why, of course, if the reader were smart enough, he could figure the whole thing through after just the first few pages! But in his heart Arthur knew that his readers didn't really want to win. They wanted to test their wits against the author at full pitch, and they wanted to lose. To be dazzled.”
Graham Moore, The Sherlockian

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Music gives inspiration...one that sounds windy with humming sound, such can put you in a trance, only to come back and discover some witty ideas.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Nuk shquhej për zgjuarsi, por në mësime ishte i pari.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dean Koontz
“When my wits fail me, I resort to self-deception.”
Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Laurence Sterne
“Great wits jump”
Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
tags: wit, wits

Francis Bacon
“The punishing of wits enhances their authority.”
Francis Bacon

Will Advise
“When I battle wits with Jarod Kintz I always feel like I need to take my brain out to give him a transplant. Bad part is we don't have any.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

George R.R. Martin
“His wits have gone dark as his eyes”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
tags: dark, wits

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