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Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Wisdom

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

 

I fear nothing so much as a man who is witty all day long.
- Madame de Sevigne

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity;
that is because they are so mystical.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Comedy has to be done en clair.
You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity.
Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
- James Thurber

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A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man,
good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous,
such as I am.
- Edmond Rostand

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain,
while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls
slipping from a broken string.
- George Dennison Prentice

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now
and then stumbling on something witty.
- Jane Austen

Conquered people tend to be witty.
- Saul Bellow

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.
Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit,
so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone,
any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
- Kin Hubbard

To be witty is not enough.
One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
- Andre Maurois

Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion
of befriended thoughts after a long separation.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

You can pretend to be serious; but you can't pretend to be witty.
- Sacha Guitry

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
- William Congreve

A witty saying proves nothing.
- Voltaire

There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels.
The characters are very Indian.
I decided that I wanted to do a comedy,
so this was just the right one.
- Ismail Merchant

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple
reason that it is more difficult to be witty every
day than to say pretty things from time to time.
- Honore de Balzac

Your wit makes others witty.
- Catherine II

The characters can't be wittier than people are in real life.
They have to be character witty.
- Dylan Moran

Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too
much time reading this sort of stuff.
- Frank Crane

In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man.
- Giacomo Casanova

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty,
more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident.
Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
- Francis Bacon

People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
- George Eliot

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but
she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty,
but is never wise.
- John Webster

Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination.
Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

A large nose is the mark of a witty,
courteous,
affable, generous and liberal man.
- Cyrano de Bergerac

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world.
Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

No, sir, I'm not saying that charming,
witty and warm copy won't sell.
I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming,
witty campaigns that didn't sell.
- Rosser Reeves

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats:
it was the girls I liked.
- David Bailey

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.
- Louise Jameson

Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may
acknowledge many others to be more witty,
or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly
believe there be many so wise as themselves.
- Thomas Hobbes

As soon as she gets her divorce one of us is going to marry her.
We don't know which.
She is about as beautiful a woman as I ever saw,
and very witty and well-informed, but it would cost
a good deal to keep her in diamonds.
- Richard H. Davis

They sit there in committees day after day,
And they each put in a color and it comes out gray.
And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty,
That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.
- Allan Sherman

It's very witty and it's great to see teenage characters have control that way.
And you can actually hear about sex and pot and it's okay,
it's not completely bad and you can't say that to teenagers.
- Caroline Dhavernas

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
- Katarina Witt

You have to really concentrate on piano or acting.
You can't do both.
- Alicia Witt

I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit.
Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.
- Alicia Witt

My goal is to just keep playing roles that are different
from the roles I've played before.
- Alicia Witt

All of those art-based fields are similar in that they're
all hard to make a living in and they all require an
intense amount of training and discipline.
- Alicia Witt

Redheads get so stereotyped.
You're either exotic and wild or totally Victorian.
- Alicia Witt

I'd never been to a prom, I had never had the whole high school experience.
I think I was kind of an anomaly.
I don't think they knew where to put me.
- Alicia Witt

I wanted to do a movie about being really good at something,
yet being socially awkward and not as advanced in your
personal life as you are in your creative life.
- Alicia Witt

I compose my own stuff.
I've been writing songs with words.
I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can
transpose it to sheet music on the computer.
- Alicia Witt

Every man prefers to look at a well-shaped woman instead of a rubber ball.
- Katarina Witt

It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant.
- Katarina Witt

Pianos tend to get better as they age,
the more you play them.
They grow into their sound.
- Alicia Witt

In my fantasy I was always the savior.
I would come to Peanuts land and save everybody.
Charlie Brown would fall madly in love with me.
Peppermint Patty was so jealous.
- Alicia Witt

Money was never the motivation.
It never should be in sports.
- Katarina Witt

I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional.
- Katarina Witt

When I get up, I have a cup of coffee,
surf the Internet, then do a half-hour run.
- Katarina Witt

Acting is magical.
Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.
- Alicia Witt

It occured to me the other day that I've made out with
more people on camera than I have in real life!
- Alicia Witt

When I was a kid, my dream was to be a farmer and marry Charlie Brown.
I wanted to rescue him and make him happy.
Besides, he was always lusting after the little redhead girl.
- Alicia Witt

John Waters has certainly gotten to a place in his
life where he doesn't do anything he doesn't want to do.
He's always been that way, but at this point,
he's greatly respected for it.
- Alicia Witt

On-screen relationships are the best because you don't
have to worry about saying the wrong things.
And if the guy's got a girlfriend, or I'm not attracted to him,
it's even better.
It's just my character kissing his character.
- Alicia Witt

I was so happy that it filmed in New York not only
because it's an amazing city,
but also because a lot of people across the world somehow
started to think about New York as a dangerous place
to be and envisioned it as some war zone after that happened.
- Alicia Witt

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin


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