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)
She missed him the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining.
(February 08, 1851 - August 22, 1904)
Three brothers, three fortresses
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons