Wit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wit

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No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


As I walk'd by myself, I talk'd to myself, And myself replied to me; And the questions myself then put to myself, With their answers I give to thee.
~By Bernard Barton ~


The idea to do the album only on keyboards kind of happened by accident. I was quite happy with the sound and felt it really didn't need more instruments, so I didn't use them.
~By Gary Wright ~


Rock and roll might be summed up as monotony tinged with hysteria.
~By Vance Packard ~


Music became an obsession, and eventually we felt more comfortable with each other then we did with anyone else. The three of us were like one person.
~By Robin Gibb ~


On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther - the machine-gun is covering the square.
~By Erich Maria Remarque ~


Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.
~By Albert Szent Gyorgyi ~


I love to create interesting textures with language. You can do it as long as it seems like a discovery.
~By Robert Morgan ~


I met Elvis first in Las Vegas. I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.
~By Norm Crosby ~


Never settle with words what you can accomplish with a flamethrower.
~By Bruce Feirstein ~


I'm still friendly with Dean. He still calls me on the phone from time to time. John Dean was fired and later ended up spending some time in prison for his role in Watergate.
~By Fred F. Fielding ~


I have been steadily exchanging a rock audience who were nervous about what they had just bought for a jazz audience who not only were happy with their purchase, but are increasingly coming again.
~By Bill Bruford ~


However, I think I managed to reach a new level with Koko, and I will always be grateful for the experience.
~By Peter Straub ~


My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
~By Orson Welles ~


Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film.
~By Mel Torme ~


Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that, with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops, their spouses, and their families.
~By Michael Enzi ~


I'm quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That's been my approach, for the most part.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


My favorite thing to do is still to go back to Peoria, go to my cabin and hunt with the boys. This is a great lifestyle, don't get me wrong. But fun for me is going back with my buddies I grew up with.
~By Jim Thome ~


Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


I didn't want to fall into the trap of competing with all these other great guitar players. I just want to sidestep the whole thing and get out of the race.
~By Kirk Hammett ~


At least I'm going into the job with clean hands.
~By Pete Rozelle ~


Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales.
~By John Perry Barlow ~


Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness.
~By Harry F. Banks ~


If I can say one thing for my pictures, it is a certain craftsmanship. A thought which has gone into every angle. There is nothing there without an optical reason.
~By Douglas Sirk ~


Jewish fundamentalism is teaching that Jews can fight with guns and with civil war, against being relocated off the West Bank, and disobey the orders of their government. That is the call to jihad, to several kinds of jihad.
~By Arthur Hertzberg ~


The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
~By Roy L. Smith ~


Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
~By James Truslow Adams ~


Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
~By Boris Pasternak ~


Sticking with a marriage. That's true grit, man.
~By Jeff Bridges ~


But, Tarantino has seen all of my movies. He's seen my good stuff, he's seen my bad stuff, he's seen the ones I directed, he's read my autobiography. There's an awful lot of things he knows about me, all of which I think had something to do with his casting.
~By David Carradine ~


The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
~By Charles Rosen ~


Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


I'm not the sexiest thing in the world, I feel actors who have to 'play' sexy lose all their sex appeal. When they start with the tongue and the heavy lids, it looks so ridiculous. I think you just have to be yourself.
~By Stephanie Zimbalist ~


I don't even know what TV star means. I know there's a difference in how people approach you, compared to movies. They feel OK coming up to you and sitting with you in a restaurant, unfortunately.
~By David Morse ~


Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice. And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice.
~By Don Young ~


People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity.
~By Marilyn Manson ~


Helmet was joined to helmet, and spear to spear, and jewels, baggage, and elephants without number went with them, and you would have said it was a host that none could understand.
~By Ferdowsi ~


You don't build a bond without being present.
~By James Earl Jones ~


With all of the qualities of the scene-setting, the dialogue, the place and time and the time and place in which your characters move. And I want to move with the characters, move with them and describe the world in which they are living.
~By Gay Talese ~


I've been with the same person for a very long time but I'm just non-conventional in that way. I don't think people need to be married. I think a lot of people need that piece of paper, but I don't think everybody needs that to feel secure.
~By Eva Mendes ~


It has an air about it of having strolled in from the street with a few tricks up its sleeve, and if everybody would relax, please, it would do its best to pass the time whimsically.
~By Walter Kerr ~


A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
~By Groucho Marx ~


My daughter, when she was a week old, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. For the past thirteen years, she's had four major heart surgeries. She's a candidate for - and must have - heart replacement surgery in order to have a long life.
~By Nick Cassavetes ~


You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


The particular article ought in my opinion to be treated with absolute contempt. It is too vile to touch.
~By Emma Lazarus ~


It's with them that we have constituted a liberation front and brought our logistic support to armies to help their countries come out of colonialism and establish a national internal regime.
~By Ahmed Ben Bella ~


Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross, which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection.
~By Hans Urs von Balthasar ~


Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


I have trouble with seafood because it tastes like a dock.
~By Doug Coupland ~


If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk.
~By Joshua Lederberg ~


My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality.
~By Jean-Jacques Annaud ~


It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time.
~By Kamisese Mara ~


The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
~By Umberto Eco ~


When you are dealing with a child, keep all your wits about you, and sit on the floor.
~By Austin O'Malley ~


The more wit the less courage.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
~By Henry Fielding ~


Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
~By Pindar ~


It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
~By Marilyn Monroe ~


By the time I was four, I would walk around the corner and wait at a local streetcar stop, get on the streetcar with somebody who looked like they could be my mother and go to the end of the line.
~By Maureen Forrester ~


He had a way with him. Before you had a chance to say no, he was there and done. That only happened to me once before, with a duke, who literally swept me off my feet, and before I knew what was happening, we'd done it. Another terrible mistake.
~By Christine Keeler ~


Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.
~By Helen Hayes ~


Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
~By Primo Levi ~


Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
~By Edvard Munch ~


The counter-argument would be, so what if my sexual relationships are superficial, one can still have satisfying and rewarding relationships with friends, or parents, or siblings, or whatever.
~By Chester Brown ~


It only worked for a little while; the morning after I agreed to go with Universal, an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers, and the secret was out.
~By Laura Hillenbrand ~


In the first Spider-Man, at the end of the movie, Peter Parker had to deny himself a relationship with a girl that he's in love with. The very next thing that happens is that he's swinging through the city.
~By John Dykstra ~


Together with the Works of Mercy, feeding, clothing and sheltering our brothers, we must indoctrinate.
~By Dorothy Day ~


Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home.
~By Victoria Secunda ~


For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?
~By Haniel Long ~


Grace is available for each of us every day - our spiritual daily bread - but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.
~By Sarah Ban Breathnach ~


My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value.
~By Lance Loud ~


No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.
~By Colin Powell ~


A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.
~By Georg Buchner ~


I play the way I do because it allows me to come up with the sickest sounds possible. That's the point now isn't it?
~By Jeff Beck ~


The way a book is read, which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
~By Norman Cousins ~


I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport.
~By Todd Barry ~


You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.
~By Patty Duke ~


For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program) and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


Even the frankest and bravest of subordinates do not talk with their boss the same way they talk with colleagues.
~By Robert Greenleaf ~


I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
~By Allen Klein ~


My father was a progressive farmer, and was always ready to lay aside an old plough if he could replace it with one better constructed for its work. All through life, I have ever been ready to buy a better plough.
~By Andrew Taylor Still ~


I have worked with a great many comedians as opposed to comics, although I have worked with comics as well, I make the distinction.
~By Bobby Darin ~


But as well may you, when urging a man up-hill with a heavy load upon his back, and with your lash also upon his back, tell him, that be has nothing to do either with the load or the lash.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


There are hurts so deep that one cannot reach them or heal them with words.
~By Kate Seredy ~


I got very cross with the term, kitchen sink. It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses, where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink.
~By Timothy West ~


In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
~By Adam Ferguson ~


I think it's funny to be delicate with subjects that are explosive.
~By Jerry Seinfeld ~


There are amazing schools and amazing educators that are doing a wonderful job. And then there are a lot of educators that are not prepared to deal with inclusive education. They haven't been trained. It's really quite lovely and easy when you understand how to do it.
~By Laura San Giacomo ~


In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
~By Winston Churchill ~


Being a hooker does not mean being evil. The same with a pick-pocket, or even a thief. You do what you do out of necessity.
~By Samuel Fuller ~


One of the hardest jobs in ministry is keeping your own relationship with God where it needs to be.
~By Harold Warner ~


A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.
~By Henry Winkler ~


The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
~By William Osler ~


I'm happy with the way everyone presents themselves onstage.
~By Daisy Berkowitz ~


By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life.
~By Thomas More ~


A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
~By G. H. Hardy ~


No, sometimes we just have to take liberties because the idea was so good. I wish we'd just gone with the idea that Patsy had been a man. It would have been fantastic.
~By Jennifer Saunders ~

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