Wit is the most rascally, contemptible, beggarly thing on the face of the earth.
Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Those who are born of parents broken with old age, or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young, or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men, want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit.
There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.
The real challenge lies in maintaining dignity while being funny. I am in awe of Krushna Abhishek's energy and Bharti Singh's wit. They are infectious and selfless.
I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism that make life more fun.
Alan Ginsberg was fabulous. The man is so filled with energy. He's 65 years old and he's just loaded with energy and charm and wit and his mind is constantly racing.
He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.
I think puns are not just the lowest form of wit, but the lowest form of human behavior.
The Sarajevans have a very particular world view - a mordant wit coupled with this unbearable sadness and... truckloads of guts, you know.
My brother Billy was the joke teller. My brother Jim had a really sharp, cutting wit. And the teller of long stories, that was my brother Ed. As a child, I just absorbed everything they said, and I was always in competition for the laughs.