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"What quick wit is found in sudden straits!" - Martial

"After wisdom comes wit." - Evan Esar

"I am shocked and slightly perturbed by his exuberance and quick wit. Knock Knock Channel 4" - Scott Capurro

"Wit puts politicians at risk." - Mason Cooley

"Quick. Name ten dead redheads." - Douglas Coupland

"Quick decisions are unsafe decisions." - Sophocles

"They have a plentiful lack of wit." - William Shakespeare

"One man's wit, and all men's wisdom." - John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

"Wit in conversation is only a readiness of thought and a facility of expression, or a quick conception and an easy delivery." - Alexander Pope

"It is no great advantage to possess a quick wit, if it is not correct; the perfection is not speed, but uniformity." - Luc De Clapiers

"Wit in conversation is only a readiness of thought and a facility of expression, or (in the midwives' phrase) a quick conception, and an easy delivery." - Alexander Pope

"It is no great advantage to possess a quick wit, if it is not correct; the perfection is not speed but uniformity." - Luc De Clapiers

"For [the] quick in wit and light in manners be either seldom troubled or very soon weary, in carrying a very heavy purse." - Roger Ascham

"People are quick to jump to conclusions." - Lily Collins

"So quick bright things come to confusion." - William Shakespeare

"I'm pretty instinctive. I'm a quick learner." - Shannon Elizabeth

"I am very quick to judge." - Graham Norton

"Umpires sometimes have a quick trigger." - Joe Torre

"You can fake intelligence, but you can't fake wit." - Oscar Wilde

"Wealth can be created. Wit and intelligence can't." - Nicole Williams

"Humor wades across a brook, wit jumps over it." - Austin O'Malley

"The banalities of a great man pass for wit." - Alexander Chase

"Wit is the only wall between us and the dark." - Mark Van Doren

"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." - W Somerset Maugham

"Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit." - Lou Brock

"Washington society has always demanded less and given more than any society in this country-demanded less of applause, deference,etiquette, and has accepted as current coin quick wit, appreciative tact, and a talent for talking." - M. E. W. Sherwood

"I'm not a quick wit. I'm only funny on paper. I mean, I'm not totally humorless! It's just that in person, I'm not quite the way I am on paper." - Mary Roach

"I like men with quick wit, good conversation and a great sense of humour. I love banter. I want a man to like me for me - I want him to be authentic." - Emma Watson

"Not a time with him passed that I didn't say, "You should've been a comedian." [Vincent Price] was hilarious. He was just such a quick, funny wit. I don't think most people would think that about him, and it was really surprising to me. But man, the guy had a brilliant wit." - Cassandra Peterson

"Anger is like ice, and also quick to melt" - Maxim Gorky

"Old dark sleepy pool... Quick unexpected frog Goes plop! Watersplash!" - Matsuo Basho

"Reluctance to begin is quick to befriend procrastination. . . ." - Kate Morton

"Be quick to make decisions, but slow to give up." - Tomonobu Itagaki

"That's right, you'd better step P.D.Q., pretty damn quick." - Benjamin E. Woolf

"Benteen, come on, big village, be quick. Bring packs." - George Armstrong Custer

"I had a very quick moment on 'Happy Endings.'" - Justin Baldoni

"Well, I love acting, and I love acting quick." - Ron Perlman

"I've started meditating, but I do have a quick temper." - Casey Wilson

"Be quick to learn and wise to know." - George Burns

"I think a lot of people underestimate the physical demands required to be a top model. It's not just what you're doing on set, it's the strength you have to have to survive in a cutthroat industry. It's the quick wit and the quick thinking on your feet in certain situations." - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

"I'm an instant responder. Somebody told me I'm a living Twitter. I'm quick to respond and quick to fill air." - Sheila Nevins

"Borrowed wit is the poorest wit." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Their heads sometimes so little that there is no room for wit; sometimes so long that there is no wit for so much room." - Thomas Fuller

"Be not too slow in the breaking of a sinful custom; a quick, courageous resolution is better than a gradual deliberation; in such a combat he is the bravest soldier that lays about him without fear or wit. Wit pleads, fear disheartens; he that would kill Hydra had better strike off one neck than five heads: fell the tree, and the branches are soon cut off." - Francis Quarles

"Yet here I stand poor fool what more, not one wit wiser than before." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne." - Robertson Davies

"Authors are partial to their wit, 'tis true, But are not critics to their judgment, too?" - Alexander Pope

"Some of the best work done to combat the Republicans has been wit and humor." - Julianna Baggott

"Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education." - William Hazlitt

"Wit is educated insolence." - Aristotle

"Wit is cultured insolence." - Aristotle

"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics." - Francis Bacon

"The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs." - Francis Bacon

"Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable." - Richard Steele

"Wit is the most rascally, contemptible, beggarly thing on the face of the earth." - Colley Cibber

"I feel like I'm a quick learner and I'm also very quick to forget. That's why I can't play an instrument because I can't bloody remember it." - Joss Stone

"It's going to be over fairly soon; it goes by quick. Even if I live till I'm one hundred, it's quick." - Gary Kraftsow

"Kids, they are always hurting themselves. It's like, "Quick, get me to casualty quick!" while your doing something important like sitting down picking your ear." - Dylan Moran

"Take your time. Some of these fad diets and quick fixes, they might be quick, but you're going to crash and burn." - Julianne Hough

"When you hurry you're more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you're not quick you can't get things done." - John Wooden

"A trial is still an ordeal by battle. For the broadsword there is the weight of evidence; for the battle-ax the force of logic; for the sharp spear, the blazing gleam of truth; for the rapier, the quick and flashing knife of wit." - Lloyd Paul Stryker

"My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between." - Tony Visconti

"Be quick without hurrying." - John Wooden

"Craig Beattie's quick, he's very fast, and he's got great pace" - Alex McLeish

"Banks have a strong self-preservation instinct and are quick to adapt to new regulations." - Herve Falciani

"A minute goes by so fearfully quick. You might as well try to stop a Bandersnatch!" - Lewis Carroll

"We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth." - Homer

"I always want to be as quick and decisive as I can be." - Rooney Mara

"The only people who have quick answers don't have the responsibility of making the decisions." - Clarence Thomas

"Children are very quick observers; very quick in seeing through some kinds of hypocrisy, very quick in finding out what you really think and feel, very quick in adopting all your ways and opinions. You will often discover that, as the father is, so is the son." - J C Ryle

"In photography, you've got to be quick, quick, quick, quick...Like an animal and a prey." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"We react very quickly in the market. We can make quick changes." - John Ilhan

"He's going to learn the hard way. Hopefully he changes his mentality quick." - Dwyane Wade

"In crisis management, be quick with the facts, slow with the blame." - Leonard Saffir

"I was taught the method for advancement is not quick or simple." - Marie Curie

"Two key ingredients in any successful chef: a quick learner and someone with a sharp brain." - Gordon Ramsay

"Technology sounds quick and easy, but it ends up taking up too much of your time." - Elaine Equi

"When we are dead; rugs are no richer than a quick-thorn bed." - Theognis of Megara

"I've never really prided myself as being quick on my feet." - Max Lucado

"The chimps' way of aggression is quick and brutal. I compare them to gang attacks." - Jane Goodall

"A quick comeback is usually meant as license to be mean." - Steven Petrow

"In my life, I often make so-called major decisions by very quick, immediate responses." - Ai Weiwei

"Software was changing so fast, so unbelievable, that that got very quick adoption." - Bill Gates

"Dear darling Americans, Jesus let them come with the atom bomb quick." - Halldór Laxness

"Forever goes quick." - Joseph Heller

"The mind takes shortcuts informed by our surroundings to make quick and sometimes erroneous judgments.
" - Hooked

"I'm not a quick study, so I'm always struggling for my words right up until." - Sam Elliott

"I'm a huge fan of dance cardio because it goes by really quick." - Julianne Hough

"Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true." - Julius Caesar

"The best quick tip in golf is to focus on your rhythm and balance." - Hale Irwin

"When you're not blond and thin, you come up with a personality real quick." - Kathy Najimy

"I guess I'm a little charmed. I never thought this would happen so quick." - Skeet Ulrich

"Everybody likes pizza! It's a quick and easy clean-up meal." - Buddy Valastro

"In general, I think I'm quick to worry about disasters of all kinds." - Karen Thompson Walker

"You never really know how quick you are before you reach F1." - Jean Alesi

"I really enjoy Martin Sheen - he is very unexpectedly funny, very quick." - Noureen Dewulf

"There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead." - Thomas Dewar

"There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster." - Malcolm Fraser

"Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses." - Daniel Goleman

"The quick success was a bit strange to get used to." - Fiona Apple

"Some habits of ineffectiveness are rooted in our social conditioning toward quick-fix, short-term thinking." - Stephen Covey

"A few months after graduation I was working in films. It took off pretty quick." - Moira Kelly

"Some songs go super-quick; some take a really long time." - Ryan Lewis

"A nice quick workout is the stairs; it takes me five minutes to do 24 floors." - Amy Jo Martin

"The advantage of the rain is that, if you have a quick bike, there's no advantage." - Barry Sheene

"I pray for miracles. I have always found prayer to bring quick results." - Martha Reeves

"I never understood the hit-single, quick-success, get-airplay mentality." - Nikki Sixx

"I like to eat yogurt in the morning. It's easy and quick and available anywhere." - Maud Welzen

"Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger." - J R R Tolkien

"Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

"What is really a stretch to me is to make quick decisions." - Ang Lee

"It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix." - David Byrne

"It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue." - George W Bush

"It's easy to be quick on the draw when no one has got real bullets." - Timothy Olyphant

"I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter." - Larry Holmes

"Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Wit catches of wit, as fire of fire." - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

"Simplicity, wit, and good typography." - Michael Bierut

"Humor is wit and love." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Styles in wit change so." - Lillian Hellman

"We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Breakin down the weed about to make a plane, a hundred niggas wit me all reppin taylor gang." - Wiz Khalifa

"Your wit makes others witty." - Catherine II

"A batsman given to run-stealing need not open his mouth to gain the reputation of a wit." - Herbert Farjeon

"Strange! that a Man who has wit enough to write a Satire should have folly enough to publish it." - Benjamin Franklin

"Wit is well-bred insolence." - Aristotle

"You have on hand those things that you need if you have but the wit and wisdom to use them." - Benjamin Franklin

"Wit doesn't make girls pretty." - Jeanne Calment

"It is always the same: women bedeck themselves with jewels and furs, and men with wit and quotations." - Maurice Chevalier

"Your wit makes others witty." - Catherine The Great

"Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling." - Khalil Gibran

"In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise." - Virgil Thomson

"Be present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else's bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn't make you happy. Grow." - Paulo Coelho

"TV show's really quick. You're in, you're out. A film usually takes a lot longer. However, a voiceover is very much like TV in the sense that it's really quick. For example, I did the movie Planes in one day." - Gabriel Iglesias

"It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store." - Andy Goldsworthy

"As a matter of fact, I am an uncle. I have nine nephews and nieces. I'm not sure if they think I'm all that quick with a quip. But I'm quick with a spank." - Dean Norris

"Quick beleevers neede broad shoulders." - George Herbert

"If we knew what people had been through, their sorrow and suffering, we would not be so quick to judge." - Nicky Gumbel

"You got one choice at the beginning but if you didn't choose right, things got narrow real quick." - Ron Rash

"The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We're just quick to hit the snooze button." - Brene Brown

"Quick. Name ten dead redheads." - Doug Coupland

"I don't have your way with words "Sin said. "So I'm just going to go with a quick response. Ha" - Sarah Rees Brennan

"Quick, someone's coming! Look real!" - Terry Pratchett

"My walk had purpose, my steps were quick and light, and I held firmly to what I felt was right." - Bob Seger

"Quick believers need broad shoulders." - George Herbert

"Might you be missing opportunities because you have been too quick to ask how instead of why?" - John C Maxwell

"...we are quick to rationalize our entertainment and priorities yet are slow to commit to serving God." - Francis Chan

"I'm so quick, I could spit in the wind, duck, and let it hit the old lady behind me." - Roddy Piper

"Most companies are very quick to hire and slow to fire, when really it should be the other way around." - Tony Hsieh

"I'd have to be really quick to describe clouds - a split second's enough for them to start being something else." - Wislawa Szymborska



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