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Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here. Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it.
Arthur C. Clarke
The banalities of a great man pass for wit.
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.
Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot - my wit was according to my years.
In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
My work requires acting at its most committed - it demands actors of enormous resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn't work for narcissistic or selfish actors.
Young gentlemen with literary aspirations usually start a new university magazine, which for wit and pungency is designed to eclipse all such previous efforts, and I was no exception in the matter of this popular gambit.
E. F. Benson
The best song lyrics seem to me so artful, so brilliant, so warm and humorous, with both passion and wit, that my admiration is matched only by my envy.
It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
Freud was the son of a Jewish merchant who had to move his whole family to Vienna because he couldn't get work. He, as a boy, had to watch his father be mocked and abused on the street for being Jewish... You develop a thick skin and you develop a certain kind of wit to defend yourself.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
Impropriety is the soul of wit.
W. Somerset Maugham
I definitely did look up to John. We all looked up to John. He was older and he was very much the leader; he was the quickest wit and the smartest.
A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
The more wit the less courage.
Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government.
Wit consists in knowing the resemblance of things that differ, and the difference of things that are alike.
Madame de Stael
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.
I enjoy darker sardonic wit more than knock-knock jokes. I spent the first healthy chunk of my career playing all-American, pleasant, average, nice people, so it's fun to have some complications there.
Neil Patrick Harris
And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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