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I've been enjoying 'Life on the Mississippi' by Mark Twain that I picked up at the airport randomly. It's very witty and interesting to read about his time as a steamboat pilot.
Being a journalist is good if you want to write books: it teaches you to get beyond the blank screen. My books have been described as froth, but there's scope to be witty and ironic about everything in life.
John F. Kennedy brought style and charisma to the White House and a first family that captivated the country: a handsome, witty president, an elegant first lady, and two adorable young children.
The middle class is doing fine in fiction. But it's not what gets me going. I love the working class, and everyone from it I've met, and think they're incredibly witty, inventive - there's a lot of poetry there.
Usually when people see me, they see me as more of the soft-spoken one rather than being the witty, smart-tongued character.
I've worked a lot with Noah Baumbach, and he doesn't make it easy to like his characters, but the stories are funny and witty and there's an edge to that kind of humanity.
I look for fun and smarts - a witty, strong sexy woman.
One movie I think is just terrific is 'Bernie,' with Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine. That was a great surprise to me - so witty, so entertaining, a true story, and I'm not a great Jack Black fan, but he's great in it. I think it's a gem.
I feel like there's an obsession with pace right now in theater, with things being very fast and very witty and very loud, and I think we're all so freaked out about theater keeping audiences interested because everybody's so freaked out about theater becoming irrelevant.
I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career - they are so fun and witty.
I might've been witty, but I didn't have a shtick. So, I never considered myself a comedian.
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
The chance to be seen as a warm, witty guy is too good an opportunity for a politician to miss.
Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.
Your wit makes others witty.
Catherine the Great
My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony.
Bill Gallagher's new version of 'The Prisoner' is an enthralling commentary on modern culture. It is witty, intelligent and disturbing. I am very excited to be involved.
Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
I mean, I do love clever and witty, but I think that the 'Three Stooges' were geniuses. They'd have to be for their appeal to have lasted this long.
A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
Irvin S. Cobb
Television has an awful lot to do with the Kennedy mystique and the fact that he's frozen in people's minds at the age of 46, and he was handsome and personable and witty and charming.
I know the bestseller 'Gone Girl' doesn't need an ounce of support from me, but that book was as sharp and witty as they come.
I get the impression the English kings were witty, for some reason. I feel like all you had was your wit.
If someone makes you feel wrong-footed, you're unlikely to find them witty.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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