Pun Quotes

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Rick Riordan
“In person, if possible, Anubis was even more drop-dead gorgeous. [Oh . . . ha, ha. I didn't catch the pun, but thank you, Carter. God of the dead, drop-dead gorgeous. Yes, hilarious. Now, may I continue?]”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid
tags: pun

Rick Riordan
“We’ve arrived,” Leo announced. “Time to Split.”
Frank groaned. “Can we leave Valdez in Croatia?”
Rick Riordan, The House of Hades

Rachel Hawkins
“I was supposed to watch you, yeah. They thought it was weird that Atherton would send his own kid to Hecate, so we wanted to keep an eye on you. No pun intended.” (Archer)”
Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass

Oscar Levant
“A pun is the lowest form of humor—when you don't think of it first.”
Oscar Levant
tags: humor, pun

Rachel Hawkins
“So the Casnoffs are at Hex Hall. Probably with however many demons they've managed to create. What are they doing there? Throwing a hellacious slumber party?”
Rachel Hawkins, Spell Bound
tags: demon, pun

Winston S. Churchill
“Safari, so goody.”
Winston S. Churchill

Meg Cabot
“But things were different now. I finally had my head -pun intended- on straight.”
Meg Cabot, Runaway
tags: head, pun

Stephen King
“Of course they had more chains on him than Scrooge saw on Marley's ghost, but he could have kicked up dickens if he'd wanted. That's a pun, son.”
Stephen King, The Green Mile

Eric Idle
“The room was rococo. I had a strong sense of gilt.”
Eric Idle, The Road to Mars: A Post-Modem Novel
tags: pun

Robert Anton Wilson
“See you when tea is hot.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati
tags: pun

“Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon.”
Alan J. Perlis, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Robert Louis Stevenson
“Three,' reckoned the captain, 'ourselves make seven, counting Hawkins, here. Now, about honest hands?'
Most likely Trelawney's own men," said the doctor; 'those he had picked up for himself, before he lit on Silver.'
Nay,' replied the squire. 'Hands was one of mine.'
I did think I could have trusted Hands,' added the captain.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island

Valerie Estelle Frankel
“A pun is its own reword.”
Valerie Estelle Frankel
tags: pun

“I think; therefore, I am above average.”
Michael Walton
tags: humor, pun

Kelli Jae Baeli
“If a UFO did land, and invite me onboard, I'd love to have the balls to go in. So, I search the skies for extra testicles.”
Kelli Jae Baeli, Bettered by a Dead Crustacean

“Brody's not gay. But then he kisses a boy. So he might be gay? No, Brody's not gay. But he loves this boy. So after much delaying, debating, and waiting, the answer comes clear...nothing is ever perfectly straight. It's slash.”
Dart Gray, The Introspective Debate of Owen Brody
tags: gay, pun, witty

Darynda Jones
“Life isn't a fairy tale. If you lose a shoe at midnight, you're drunk.”
Darynda Jones, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most social media users sometimes like statements they do not understand.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Dhaval Rathod
“She challenged me for a game of Scrabble. I did not refuse. How could I? It was like she was telling me – I want to have a word with you.”
Dhaval Rathod, Unleash That River

Stewart Stafford
“W. Somerset Maugham once said there were three rules for writing a novel and that no one knew what they were. I do:

1. Write
2. Rewrite
3. Two writes don't make a wrong!”
Stewart Stafford

Nenia Campbell
“You came to my room in the middle of the night to show me your swords? And they say romance is dead.”
Nenia Campbell, Dragon Queen

Terry Pratchett
“Anyway, I’m a bit worried about the screw. It was invented to move water along, not move along on water.’
‘You mean it’s confused?’ said Simony.
‘Screwed up,’ said Didactylos happily.”
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

“Hindsight is always 20-20.”
Unknown, The Canberra Times (1986)

“Na ja, bei ihm heißt Chard 'Phallus Impudicus', und ..." [...]
"Er heißt 'unzüchtiger Pimmel'?”
Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm

“Vico is Joycean in that he is always forcing the reader to comprehend the double meaning or double truth of the words upon which he structures the new science. Joyce does this through puns. Vico does it through ambiguity. Ambiguity is a form of fallacy in ordinary logic, a specific instance of which is equivocation, or using a word in two senses. No argument is valid that changes the meaning of its terms in its course. In the doctrine of the syllogism this is known as the fallacy of four terms. But ambiguity is the key to poetical meaning and to much of oration. The orator will play on the various meanings of words to draw forth for his hearers a central point.”
Donald Phillip Verene, Knowledge of Things Human and Divine: Vico’s New Science and "Finnegans Wake"

Ana Claudia Antunes
“I never gave up my career as a ballerina. I may have not always been on point, but I still do have a pointe here!!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

“Whenever someone throws a tantrum I usually duck. Other times I goose. But I never quail or chicken out.”
Omar Cherif

Simon Pegg
“Star Wars was released in the UK in December 1977 and it's fair to say, like the peaceful planet of Alderaan, I was totally blown away.”
Simon Pegg, Nerd Do Well

Jordan Kurella
“Sitting comfortably on an old vehicle uniframe in scuffed up boots and a long hoodie so holey it should take up religion.”
Jordan Kurella, Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn’t Die

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