Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
(October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900)
Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.
G. K. Chesterton
(May 29, 1874 - June 14, 1936)
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
William Somerset Maugham
(January 25, 1874 - December 16, 1965)
Memory is the friend of wit, but the treacherous ally of invention; there are many books that owe their success to two things; good memory of those who write them, and the bad memory of those who read them
Charles Caleb Colton
Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
Mark van Doren
(June 13, 1894 - December 10, 1972)
Fooled once shame on you, fooled twice shame on me.
They said I wasn't allowed to throw a baseball for seven or eight days.
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread