Quotes and Sayings about Witty



"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
(Related: Virtue, Integrity, Judges, Witty)

"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Anger, Men, Poor, Witty)

"I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked."
- David Bailey
(Related: Fashion, Girls, Witty)

"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
(Related: Time, HusbDay, Pretty, Reason, Witty)

"Conquered people tend to be witty."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: People, Witty)

"A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man."
- Cyrano de Bergerac
(Related: Liberal, Man, Witty)

"Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Being, Wit, Witty)

"In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Fact, Fool, Man, Witty)

"Your wit makes others witty."
- Catherine II
(Related: Wit, Witty)

"A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: May, Pen, Tongue, Will, Witty, Woman)

"Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play."
- William Congreve
(Related: Marriage, Courtship, Play, Witty)

"You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff."
- Frank Crane
(Related: Time, Reading, Witty)

"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
(Related: Divorce, Witty, Woman)

"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
(Related: Sex, Control, Teenage, Teenagers, Witty)

"People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate."
- George Eliot
(Related: People, Witty)

"You can pretend to be serious; but you can't pretend to be witty."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Witty)

"Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up. He had a series of good bands. I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me. And he did a couple of times."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Growing up)

"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
(Related: Nature, Men, May, Will, Witty)

"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
(Related: Force, Help, Speech, Witty, Woman)

"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
(Related: Love, Music, Poetry, Career, Fun, Rest, Strangers, Witty)

"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
(Related: Women, Life, American, Lovers, Wit, Witty, Woman)

"Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Lie, Witty, Writer)

"Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Music, Awards, Country, Country music)

"To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Wit, Witty)

"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
(Related: Comedy, Right, Witty)

"A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power."
- George Meredith
(Related: Beauty, Power, Treasure, Witty, Woman)

"The characters can't be wittier than people are in real life. They have to be character witty."
- Dylan Moran
(Related: Life, People, Character, Witty)

"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
(Related: Kindness, Pearls, sayings, Witty, Word)

"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
(Related: Saying, Witty)

"Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Society, Talent, People, Wit, Witty, World)

"If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Company, Fools, Loss, Man, Witty)

"A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous, such as I am."
- Edmond Rostand
(Related: Fact, Liberal, Man, Witty)

"Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Christianity, Mythology, Nothing, Witty)

"Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Inspiration, Thoughts, Separation, Witty)

"Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Imagination, Character, Appearance, Divinity, Wit, Witty)

"Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Witty)

"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: Truth, Deep, Witty)

"I fear nothing so much as a man who is witty all day long."
- Madame de Sevigne
(Related: Fear, Day, Man, Nothing, Witty)

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Fool, Wit, Witty)

"There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Possibility, Being, Witty)

"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
(Related: Committee, Day, Saying, Witty)

"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
(Related: Comedy, Famous, Obscurity, Satire, Saying, Wit, Witty)

"Listen to advice, but follow your heart."
- Conway Twitty
(Related: Heart, Advice)

"You learn the most from life's hardest knocks."
- Conway Twitty
(Related: Life)

"A good country song takes a page out of somebody's life and puts it to music."
- Conway Twitty
(Related: Life, Music, Country, Song)

"I go through a thousand songs to find ten for a new record."
- Conway Twitty
(Related: Songs)

"Fads are the kiss of death. When the fad goes away, you go with it."
- Conway Twitty
(Related: Death, Kiss)

"A witty saying proves nothing."
- Voltaire
(Related: Nothing, Saying, Witty)

"Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty, but is never wise."
- John Webster
(Related: Disguise, Lust, Witty)