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Half Wits Quotes


"Half-wits talk much, but say little." - Benjamin Franklin

"Half wits talk much, but say little." - Benjamin Franklin

"You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits." - Neil Kinnock

"Two negatives don't make a positive, any more than two half-wits make a wit." - Neil Kinnock

"(R)eality TV (is) a medium dedicated to the proposition that with the help of judicious editing, carefully chosen half-wits can hold the attention of millions of their fellow half-wits for weeks on end." - Terry Teachout

"What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits." - Charles Maurice De Talley

"What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits." - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

"ManBearPig, half man, half bear, half pig" - Al Gore

"It has always been the perogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor." - Neil Gaiman

"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor." - Neil Gaiman

"I'm half Jewish half WASP." - Lena Dunham

"City wits, country humorists." - Mason Cooley

"Great wits jump." - Laurence Sterne

"Good wits will jump." - George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

"Good wits will jump." - George Villiers

"Half Man, Half Sit-Out-The-Season." - Charles Barkley

"and I laugh, I can still laugh, who can't laugh when the whole thing is so ridiculous that only the insane, the clowns, the half-wits, the cheaters, the whores, the horseplayers, the bankrobbers, the poets ... are interesting?" - Charles Bukowski

"He took particular delight in neutralizing those who desperately needed to be neutralized, those overblown, self-important, arrogant half-wits who were always running about dictating behavior, morals, and theology to everyone else. And he never looked back." - Jack Mcdevitt

"Democracy is grounded upon so childish a complex of fallacies that they must be protected by a rigid system of taboos, else even half-wits would argue it to pieces." - H L Mencken

"Beauties are always curious about beauties, and wits about wits." - Maria Edgeworth

"Your wits make others witty." - Catherine The Great

"My wits begin to turn." - William Shakespeare

"Your wits make others witty." - Catherine II

"Hell ain't half full." - Cormac Mccarthy

"Too civil by half." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"If I was ever a rare fine summer person, that's long ago. Most of us are half-and-half. The August noon in us works to stave off the November chills. We survive by what little Fourth of July wits we've stashed away. But there are times when we're all autumn people." - Ray Bradbury

"Man has always been half-monster, half-dreamer." - Ray Bradbury

"You're a Demigod Percy, half god and half mortal!" - Rick Riordan

"Giving half answers won't make the conversation half as long." - Dave Johnson

"Your new-caught, sullen peoples, / Half-devil and half child." - Rudyard Kipling

"I'm the definition of half man, half drugs." - Puff Daddy

"Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention." - Amy Tan

"Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death." - Khalil Gibran

"Left to himself, man is half beast and half devil." - George Whitefield

"The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation." - T S Eliot

"Half-man, half-beast, all nightmare. The shapeshifter warrior form." - Ilona Andrews

"We're half the people; we should be half the Congress." - Jeannette Rankin

"Everything I do, I'm sort of half in, half out." - Harrison Ford

"Politeness is half good manners and half good lying." - Mary Wilson Little

"I'm half-Russian, half-Polish, and all Jewish." - Kim Bodnia

"Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting." - Peter Dobereiner

"Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half." - Charles De Montesquieu

"A half-truth is usually less than half of that." - Bernard Williams

"A half-read book is a half-finished love affair." - David Mitchell

"I am half-Byronic, half-moronic; part-shaman, part-showman." - Sebastian Horsley

"The finest wits have their sediment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits." - William Shakespeare

"Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation." - Francis Bacon

"Have you summoned your wits from woolgathering?" - Thomas Middleton

"So many heads so many wits." - John Heywood

"Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits." - Christopher Marlowe

"Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation." - Jacques Barzun

"Puns are the droppings of soaring wits." - Victor Hugo

"Who's started has half finished." - Horace

"All people are half actors." - Dana Andrews

"Half the world cries Half the world laughs Half the world tries To be the other half" - Neil Peart

"Fortune resists half-hearted prayers." - Ovid

"Democracy cannot flourish half rich and half poor, any more than it can flourish half free and half slave." - Felix Rohatyn

"Half talent is no talent." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Technically, we're all half centaur." - Nick Offerman

"Bewitched is half of everything." - Nelly

"Don't underestimate Camp Half-Blood." - Rick Riordan

"My dear, my better half." - Philip Sidney

"Don't do things by half!" - Heinz Guderian

"Well begun is half done." - Aristotle

"Never meet trouble half-way." - John Ray

"Bewitched is half of everything." - Nelly Sachs

"Music is half the film." - Matthew Vaughn

"Too humble is half proud." - Proverbs

"My gran always said I was half clever, half stupid, and half crazy." - Charlie Higson

"No half measures. Some things can't be cut in half. You can't half-love someone. You can't half-betray, or half-lie." - Mark Lawrence

"No half measures. Some things ca' be cut in half. You ca' half-love someone. You ca' half-betray, or half-lie." - Mark Lawrence

"Journeys end in lovers meeting; I have spent an all but sleepless night, I have told lies and made a fool of myself, and the very air tastes like wine. I have been frightened half out of my foolish wits, but I have somehow earned this joy; I have been waiting for it for so long." - Shirley Jackson

"Instead of critics reviewing my movies, now what they're really doing is trying to match wits with me. Every time they review my movies, it's like they want to play chess with the mastermind and show off every reference they can find, even when half of it is all of their own making." - Quentin Tarantino

"He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"Lips half-willing in a doorway. Lips half-singing at a window. Eyes half-dreaming in the walls. Feet half-dancing in a kitchen. Even the clocks half-yawn the hours And the farmers make half-answers." - Carl Sandburg

"Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.S. does not now have either half right." - Conrad Black

"Half this game is 90 percent mental." - Danny Ozark

"I am a stranger to half measures." - Marita Golden

"Pray with reverence, not half-heartedness." - Francis Chan

"Half-heartedness never won a battle." - William Mckinley

"Half the game is 90% mental." - Yogi Berra

"A work well begun is half-ended." - Plato

"A bachelor is only half a man" - Louisa Lawson

"Perfect moments don't turn into half-hours." - Elizabeth Bibesco

"Women hold up half the sky." - Mao Tse-Tung

"The bastards murdered half my family" - Prince Philip

"The first blow is half the battle." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Half the battle is just showing up." - Stephen Hawking

"Gratitude's got a short half-life, Clarice." - Thomas Harris

"Half the fun is plan to plan" - Tim Burton

"A bold onset is half the battle." - Giuseppe Garibaldi

"When half-gods go The gods arrive." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"People always remember the second half." - Graham Taylor

"Half-heartedne ss doesn't reach into majesty." - Rumi

"Does my being half-naked bother you?" - Taylor Lautner

"Detroit... where 'mother' is half a word." - Glenn Frey

"3 3 3. Only half evil." - Cheyenne McCray

"The world meets nobody half way." - Charles Lamb

"I've spent half my life on planes." - Alice Englert

"He who is afraid is half beaten." - Alexander Suvorov

"A maid that laughs is half taken." - John Ray

"There are no half-hearted champions." - John C Maxwell

"Happiness has a very short half-life." - Tim Ferriss

"Half a dozen slaps the time." - Antonio de Oliveira Salazar

"A danger foreseen is half-avoided." - Proverbs

"A smiling face is half the meal." - Proverbs

"A fault confessed is half redressed." - Proverbs

"A half-truth is a whole lie." - Proverbs

"Believe me, than in half the creeds." - Alfred Tennyson

"And half had staggered that stout Stagirite." - Charles Lamb

"Asking good questions is half of learning." - Elijah Muhammad

"A slave is but half a man." - Aristophanes

"Half the world hates What half the world does every day Half the world waits While half gets on with it anyway" - Neil Peart

"Do radioactive cats have eighteen half-lives?" - Steven Wright

"Women hold up half the sky." - Mao Zedong

"A well begun is half ended." - A C Benson

"Half of my employees are women." - Christie Hefner

"Believe me, than in half the creeds." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Courage in danger is half the battle." - Plautus

"Hell is a half-filled auditorium." - Robert Frost

"Most hard-boiled people are half-baked." - Wilson Mizner

"A good lather is half the shave." - William Hone

"Necessity can sharpen the wits even of children." - Timothy Dwight V

"I have taken to living by my wits." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Evidently, quality of wits is more important than quantity." - Claudius

"I pity the shrimp that matches wits with you Jeeves" - P G Wodehouse

"Whom drink made wits, though nature made them fools." - Charles Churchill

"Scattered wits take a long time in picking up." - Charles Dickens

"Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person." - Mark Twain

"What are wits for unless a man uses them?" - Ellis Peters

"Ignorance is a poor tool in a battle of wits." - Thomas Jefferson

"Many live by their wits but few by their wit." - Laurence J Peter

"Have you summoned your wits from wool-gathering?" - Thomas Middleton

"Good wits jump; a word to the wise is enough." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Muster your wits; stand in your own defence..." - William Shakespeare

"A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits." - Alexander Pope

"Go back' Taran shouted at the top of his voice.'Have you lost your wits?' Eilonwy, for it was she, half-halted. She had tucked her plaited hair under a leather helmet. The Princess of Llyr smiled cheerfully at him. 'I understand you're upset,' she shouted back, 'but that's no cause to be rude.' She galloped on. For a time, Taran could not believe he had really seen her." - Lloyd Alexander

"Democracy turns upon and devours itself. Universal suffrage, in theory the palladium of our liberties, becomes the assurance of our slavery. And that slavery will grow more and more abject and ignoble as the differential birth rate, the deliberate encouragement of mendicancy and the failure of popular education produce a larger and larger mass of prehensile half-wits, and so make the demagogues more and more secure." - H L Mencken

"Let those find fault whose wit's so very small, They've need to show that they can think at all; Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below. Fops may have leave to level all they can; As pigmies would be glad to lop a man. Half-wits are fleas; so little and so light, We scarce could know they live, but that they bite." - John Dryden

"O lyric Love, half angel and half bird. And all a wonder and a wild desire." - Robert Browning

"Half the game is mental, the other half is being mental." - Jim McKenny

"Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results, it produces no results." - Hamilton Holt

"He who sleeps half a day has won half a life." - Karl Kraus

"Half the joys and half the sorrows of this world are discovered in bed." - Kathleen Winsor

"My dad lives in Sicily, so I'm half Italian and half Irish - it's a fiery combination." - Nico

"Half of San Antonio's population is of Mexican descent; the other half just eats that way." - Mike Greenberg

"This living stuff is a lot. Too much, and not enough. Half empty, and half full." - Diane Keaton



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