Wit Quotes

Seduction is about intelligence and...

Seduction is about intelligence and wit. Someone who makes me laugh has every chance to seduce me - Ricardo Tisci
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โ€œFriendship was witnessing anotherโ€™s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occas...

โ€œFriendship was witnessing anotherโ€™s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occasional triumphs. It was feeling honored by the privilege of getting to be present for another personโ€™s most dismal moments, and knowing that you could be dismal around him in return.โ€œ -Hanya Yanagihara
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A proverb is the wisd...

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. - Lord John Russell
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โ€œThe universe is full of magical ...

โ€œThe universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.โ€ -- Adam Phillpotts
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The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: nor...

The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it. -- Omar Khayyam
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"Most conversations are simply ...

"Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses." โ€” Margaret Millar
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"A fine quotation is a diamond on t...

"A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool." โ€” Joseph Roux
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"He is winding the watch o...

"He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike." โ€” William Shakespeare
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โ€œA fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it ...

โ€œA fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke." - Soren Kierkegaard
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โ€œFailure is the mark of a life well lived. In...

โ€œFailure is the mark of a life well lived. In turn, the only way to live without failure is to be no use to anyone.โ€ - Wit (Brandon Sanderson)
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"What is an epigram? A dwarfish...

"What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul." โ€” Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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โ€œhis wit's as thick a...

โ€œhis wit's as thick as Tewkesbury Mustardโ€ (Act 2, Scene 4, Line 244)
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We are witnessing a pivotal malice to our f...

We are witnessing a pivotal malice to our forefathers intentions - the most gross overreach of any party in history - Constitutionalists
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Do realize that it is not you who moves from dream to dream, but the dr...

Do realize that it is not you who moves from dream to dream, but the dreams flow before you, and you are the immutable witness. No happening affects your real being - that is the absolute truth. ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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"The wit makes fun of other persons; th...

"The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself." โ€” James Thurber
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"All is fair in love a...

"All is fair in love and war." -- John Lyly, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit
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"Optimism, pessimism, fuck that; we're going...

"Optimism, pessimism, fuck that; we're going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I'm hell-bent on making it work." - Elon Musk
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"Life is full of decisions. Sometimes ...

"Life is full of decisions. Sometimes you make the right ones, and sometimes you have to kill all the witnesses." -Unknown
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"'Wrong' is one of thos...

"'Wrong' is one of those concepts that depends on witnesses." โ€” Scott Adams
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"I am become Death, destroyer of worlds." -- J...

"I am become Death, destroyer of worlds." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atomic bomb) after witnessing the first nuclear test in history.
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"Man forgives woman anyt...

"Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him." โ€” Minna Thomas Antrim
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"Wit ought to be five or six degree...

"Wit ought to be five or six degrees above the ideas that form the intelligence of an audience." - Homer Simpson
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"A fine quotation is a diamond on t...

"A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool." โ€” Joseph Roux
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"She had a pretty gift for quota...

"She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit." โ€” W. Somerset Maugham
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"If you are ever tempted to look for outside app...

"If you are ever tempted to look for outside approval, realize that you have compromised your integrity. If you need a witness, be your own." โ€”Epictetus
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"Quotation is a se...

"Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit." -Oscar Wilde
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โ€œThe world is full of magi...

โ€œThe world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.โ€
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Brevity is th...

Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare
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But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, f...

But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. - Victor E Frankl
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โ€œWit is educated i...

โ€œWit is educated insolence.โ€ โ€” Aristotle, The Art of Rhetoric
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Brevity is th...

Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare
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"I would challenge you to a ba...

"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see that you are unarmed" - William Shakespeare
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โ€œIt has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits ...

โ€œIt has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But a half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.โ€ - Neil Gaiman
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Brevity is th...

Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare
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Snark is the idiotโ€™s version ...

Snark is the idiotโ€™s version of wit and we're being polluted by it. โ€”Will McAvoy, The Newsroom
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Just as cuts become scars, my heart wont heal too before it was hurt. If you were to witness my h...

Just as cuts become scars, my heart wont heal too before it was hurt. If you were to witness my heart, youโ€™d see it walks with a limp, wears an eyepatch, and is deaf in one ear. It still loves dearly. It just moves slower, doesnโ€™t believe all it sees, nor fully trusts words spoken by otherโ€™s hearts
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"I would challenge you to a b...

"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!" - William Shakespeare
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But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, fo...

But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. - Viktor E. Frankl
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โ€œSoar with wit. Conquer w...

โ€œSoar with wit. Conquer with dignity. Handle with care.โ€ --Criss Jami, Killosophy
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"The world is full of magical th...

"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Bertrand Russell
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The world is full of magical thi...

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.โ€ โ€”Bertrand Russell
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The ability to quote is ...

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitution for wit. -W. Somerset Maugham
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โ€œWhen a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pai...

โ€œWhen a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pail deaths which men miscall their lives. All this I cannot bear to witness any longer. Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home?โ€ -Cliff Burton
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Any woman who is sure of her own wits, ...

Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper. WILKIE COLLINS
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"The universe is full of magical...

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."โ€”Eden Phillpotts
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"The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed ...

"The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him"
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"Why machines are inferior to humans is simple. It is ...

"Why machines are inferior to humans is simple. It is infinitely more blissful to witness a creature so prone to making mistakes, achieving perfection" - Rudolf P Belmar
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"Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to...

"Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: What dark did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes." - Katherine MacKenett
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"Pride, where Wit fails, steps in ...

"Pride, where Wit fails, steps in to our defence, And fills up all the mighty void of sense." - Alexander Pope
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"Eventually I confess to a friend some details about my weeping - its intensity, its freq...

"Eventually I confess to a friend some details about my weeping - its intensity, its frequency. She says (kindly) that she thinks we sometimes weep in front of a mirror not to inflame self-pity, but because we want to feel witnessed in our despair." โ€” Maggie Nelson, โ€˜Bluetsโ€™
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โ€œI would challenge you to a b...

โ€œI would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!โ€ โ€“ William Shakespeare
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"Wit is the unexpe...

"Wit is the unexpected copulation of ideas."-Patrick O'Brian
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"The Universe Is Full of Magical ...

"The Universe Is Full of Magical Things Patiently Waiting for Our Wits to Grow Sharper" - Eden Phillpotts
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โ€œWit has truth in it; wise-...

โ€œWit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.โ€ โ€” Dorothy Parker
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"Fear not - their wits a...

"Fear not - their wits are as slow as their blades" - The Mark of Zorro (1920)
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"The universe is full of magical ...

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpotts
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"Days to come wi...

"Days to come will prove the surest witness." --Pindar
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โ€œA nation is always what you have the wit to make itโ€ฆ The triumphs of faction, pa...

โ€œA nation is always what you have the wit to make itโ€ฆ The triumphs of faction, parties, divisions, is the fault of those in authority onlyโ€ฆ No people are bad under a good government, just as no troops are bad under good generals.โ€ โ€“ Napoleon Bonaparte
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โ€œHereโ€™s the deal. The human soul doesnโ€™t ...

โ€œHereโ€™s the deal. The human soul doesnโ€™t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed...โ€ - Parker Palmer
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An ounce of wit i...

An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow - Richard Baxter
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Eternal torment some sour wits foretell, for those who follow w...

Eternal torment some sour wits foretell, for those who follow wine and love too well; Fear not, for God were left alone in Heaven, If all the lovely lovers burnt in hell. - Rubรกiyรกt of Omar Khayyรกm
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"I have no mocki...

"I have no mockings or arguments; I witness and I wait"
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The world is full of magical th...

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper โ€”Bertrand Russell
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He who has provoked the lash of wit, canno...

He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it. -James Boswell, biographer and lawyer (29 Oct 1740-1795)
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โ€œ anyone who studies the complexities of life and ...

โ€œ anyone who studies the complexities of life and the universe cannot help but witness the signature of the Creator โ€ The Big Questions Dr. Laurence B. Brown
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"I refuse to have a battl...

"I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent" - Pogo (comic strip)
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Time is the wi...

Time is the witness for which we are the culprit.
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"In restless despair, the hopeless masses of the periphery will witness the spe...

"In restless despair, the hopeless masses of the periphery will witness the spectacle of another hemisphere's wealth... millions of people will be tempted and enraged by the constant stimulation of wants that can't be satisfied." - Attali (1992)
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"It's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger t...

"It's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger than you. Life isn't something you possess, it's something you take part in and you witness." - Louis C.K
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"The universe is full of magical th...

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." -Eden Phillpotts
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"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point...

"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But a half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.โ€ -Neil Gaiman, The Sandman (volume 9)
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