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I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way.
I'm shameless, and I love a pun. There's a lot of Beth puns.
I think puns are not just the lowest form of wit, but the lowest form of human behavior.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Edgar Allan Poe
Coincidences are spiritual puns.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I'd like my super power to be puns; I'd like to be great at puns: pun power. Then I could go on loads of panel shows and live off that forever.
I like Jacques Derrida; I think he's funny. I like my philosophy with a few jokes and puns. I know that that offends other philosophers; they think he's not taking things seriously, but he comes up with some marvellous puns. Why shouldn't you have a bit of fun while dealing with the deepest issues of the mind?
I do not, in fact, use many puns. Certainly there are far fewer than people believe. But I suspect the ones I do occasionally use tend to hang around in people's memories for a while.
I think the humor of double puns is incredible.
'The Sopranos' is filled with really retrograde humor. Bathroom humor, falls, stupid puns, bad jokes - infantile, adolescent stuff, but it makes me laugh.
I say 'as it were' or 'so to speak' too often because puns and double entendres keep insinuating themselves into my consciousness as I'm talking.
Guy Gavriel Kay
Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
From as long as, literally as far back as I can remember I've liked puns, word jokes, I can literally recall looking at a comic at the age of six or seven and I remember what I enjoyed and what it was precisely and how the joke worked.
Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
Puns are a form of humor with words.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
My being a writer and playing Scrabble are connected. If I have a good writing day, I'll take a break and play online Scrabble. My favorite word as a child was 'carrion,' before I knew what it meant. I later created crossword puzzles, which was a lot about puns, and how words would create these strange, strange things.
Soon I learned that the worse the puns and jokes, the funnier they could be, if you knew how to deliver them.
The moment I accept that there's an artistic, redeeming quality in puns, I have a horrible feeling I'll get hooked.
I live and die by puns.
I'm probably doing puns more than anything in my life.
Fozzie Bear has so many bear puns in this script - like, 'Trac is grizzly!' 'This is unbearable!' It's the greatest.
I love puns. I've been known to turn the car around just to take advantage of a good pun situation. It really is the highest form of humor.
Metaphors, similes, puns - all manner of metonymy - I'm interested in language that cannot be parsed by a machine - language that can only be understood through acculturation.
I love making puns.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
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