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Quick Witted Quotes


"No one could have called Mr. Standen quick-witted, but the possession of three sisters had considerably sharpened his instinct of self-preservation." - Georgette Heyer

"Most writers are not quick-witted when they talk. Novelists, in particular, drag themselves around in society like gut-shot bears." - Kurt Vonnegut

"My dad is a very quick-witted, sarcastic, dry, humorous guy, whereas my mom's very silly, and that side of the family is very musical." - Tim Heidecker

"I've had years of teasing about my red hair, but I definitely think it toughened me up. If you're ginger, you end up pretty quick-witted." - Ed Sheeran

"Be quick without hurrying." - John Wooden

"Forever goes quick." - Joseph Heller

"Love is the only way on which even the dim-witted reaches certain heights." - Honore De Balzac

"Thou sodden-witted lord! thou hast no more brain than I have in mine elbows." - William Shakespeare

"Comedy mocks the vanity of visions of rational control. The person who can joke amidst a confrontation with evil, like the quick-witted Spider-Man, must be reconciled to the permanent imperfections of a corrupted world populated by fallen creatures." - Peter Leithart

"Quick beleevers neede broad shoulders." - George Herbert

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

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

"Quick believers need broad shoulders." - George Herbert

"Be quick, but don't hurry." - John Wooden

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

"Luckily I'm a quick healer." - Heather Mills

"Quick decisions are unsafe decisions." - Sophocles

"Quick enough, if good enough." - St Jerome

"It's Simon. He's missing." "Ah," said Magnus, delicately, "missing what, exactly?" "Missing," Jace repeated, "as in gone, absent, notable for his lack of presence, disappeared." "Maybe he's gone and hidden under something," Magnus suggested. "It can't be easy getting used to being a rat, especially for someone so dim-witted in the first place." "Simon's not dim-witted," Clary protested angrily. "It's true," Jace agreed. "He just looks dim-witted. Really his intelligence is quite average." - Cassandra Clare

"Quick: noise made by a dyslexic duck" - Barry Cryer

"Quick!! Act as if nothing has happened!" - Dorothy Parker

"Civilization creates discontents; barbarism creates quick endings." - Mason Cooley

"Quick-loving hearts ... may quickly loathe." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Too quick a sense of constant infelicity." - Jeremy Taylor

"Men of cold passions have quick eyes." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"He's as quick as a hiccup." - Darrell Royal

"A quick cure is a quack cure." - Margaret Thatcher

"Who the heck is Don Quick-oats?" - Libba Bray

"Quick riches are more dangerous than poverty." - Napoleon Hill

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

"Be quick but do not hurry." - John Wooden

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

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

"Quick, name some towns in New Jersey" - James Thurber

"Everyone's quick to blame the alien." - Aeschylus

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

"Man is too quick at forming conclusions." - Edward E Barnard

"A million years went by quick." - Carlton Fisk

"In Hollywood, you grow up quick." - Lauren Conrad

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

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

"The people are immensely likable- cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water. They have a society that is prosperous, well ordered, and instinctively egalitarian. The food is excellent. The beer is cold. The sun nearly always shines. There is coffee on every corner. Life doesn't get much better than this." - Bill Bryson

"Those who have a natural talent for calculation are generally quick-witted at every other kind of knowledge; and even the dull, if they have had an arithmetical training, although they may derive no other advantage from it, always become much quicker than they would have been." - Plato

"most of our social and educational institutions are designed to weed out or make over people ... until we produce a world where everyone is a smart, quick-witted, aggressive person living on the surface of the mind without ever looking into the depths." - Helen McCloy

"All good actors are very bright. You can't be stupid and a good actor. You may be inarticulate, you may not be highly educated, but all good actors are quick-witted, some of them dazzlingly so. All you do is guide them." - Richard Eyre

"Here in Barcelona, it's the architects who built the buildings that made the city iconic who are the objects of admiration - not a bunch of half-witted monarchs." - Julie Burchill

"If quick, I survive. If not quick, I am lost. This is death." - Sun Tzu

"We can't move quickly. You move quick out here and you die quick." - Cody Lundin

"The trouble with quick and dirty is that dirty remains long after quick has been forgotten." - Steve Mcconnell

"Happy wife, happy life. I think every man learns that quick. Really quick." - Chad Kroeger

"I get mad quick and and go off at the handle quick." - Ja Rule

"America - rather, the United States - seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, over-friendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile. The chuckle among the nations of the world." - Edna Ferber

"In general, the men of lower intelligence won out. Afraid of their own shortcomings and of the intelligence of their opponents, so that they would not lose out in reasoned argument or be taken by surprise by their quick-witted opponents, they boldly moved into action. Their enemies,on the contrary, contemptuous and confident in their ability to anticipate, thought there was no need to take by action what they could win by their brains." - Thucydides

"O, spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou!" - William Shakespeare

"If you're going to miss 'em, miss 'em quick." - George Duncan

"Be slow of tongue and quick of eye." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Negative expectations are a quick route to dead-end thinking." - John C Maxwell

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

"Leadership development is a lifetime journey, not a quick trip." - John C Maxwell

"A quick smile is more seductive than a slinky dress." - Mason Cooley

"Don't buy on tips or for a quick move." - Walter Schloss

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." - Mark Dunn

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

"Be slow to correct and quick to commend." - John Wooden

"Be quick to take advantage of an advantage." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Negotiating the adolescent stage is neither quick nor easy." - Virginia Satir

"General, get up dress quick you are a prisoner!" - John S. Mosby

"We are too quick to imitate depraved examples." - Juvenal

"How quick the old woe follows a little bliss!" - Petrarch

"We bring forth weeds when our quick minds lie still." - William Shakespeare

"Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance." - John Dryden

"You're young and dumb and quick at the tongue." - Kool Moe Dee

"No man is quick enough to enjoy life." - Martial

"want won't kill you half as quick as worry will." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Neurotics are awfully quick to notice other people's mentalities ..." - Muriel Spark

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

"To a quick question, give a slow answer." - Proverbs

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." - Anonymous

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

"No man is quick enough to enjoy life." - Marcus Valerius Martial

"But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell." - Lord Byron

"Quick to borrow is always slow to pay." - Proverbs

"youth is quick in feeling but weak in judgement." - Homer

"That proverbial saying, "Ill news goes quick and far." - Plutarch

"Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding." - Joseph Addison

"Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope." - Aristotle

"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings." - Jane Austen

"Powerful, quick and agile, Serena Williams thrives on winning." - Don Yaeger

"Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted." - Francis Beaumont

"I had a quick ear and could pick up languages." - Diane Cilento

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

"Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation." - Henry Fielding

"Movie brawls tend to be bloodless and quick." - Chuck Palahniuk

"We didn't readjust our thinking or rebuild quick enough." - Wellington Mara

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

"Take heede of still waters, the quick passe away." - George Herbert

"We're just moving along as quick as possible." - Mark Russell

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

"How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!" - Jane Austen

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

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

"The quick Dreams, The passion-winged Ministers of thought." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand... prejudice, fear and ignorance walk hand-in-hand." - Neil Peart

"There's only 1 way to get rich, quick! But not through a get rich quick scheme. There's a difference." - Jordan Belfort

"I had always been the kind of boy who was quick to laugh and quick to cry." - Kevin Brockmeier

"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

"An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy." - Mao Tse-Tung

"An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy." - Mao Zedong

"So do I wish I was to be king? That is not a question I ask myself. I ask myself, Would I be a good king? Would I be quick witted and generous of spirit and full of that boundless energy? Or would I be clumsy and stupid and dulled by my own prejudices? I try to be a good man, since I am alive at all, and hope that that teaches me what I would need to know if I was ever faced with a higher challenge." - Sharon Shinn

"Killing is decreed by law but nature loves eternal youth. Whatever she does, however unconscious and unfeeling the act, she seems to cry out: 'Quick! Quick! Quick!' And the more she destroys, the more she is renewed." - Guy De Maupassant

"I played futsal growing up in Baurd. In futsal you need to think quick and play quick so its easier for you when you move to normal football." - Pele

"Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, Who sums the treasure that it carries hence? Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost, Star-eyed intelligence?" - Mary Clemmer

"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

"Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, Who sums the treasure that it carries hence? Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost, Star-eyed intelligence?" - Mary C. Ames

"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

"I realize that as quick as you go up, you can really come down that quick. And we've seen it happen with others." - Joel Osteen

"When quick results are imperative, the manipulation of the masses through symbols may be the only quick way of having a critical thing done." - John Grierson

"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

"Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit." - Henry David Thoreau

"I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from the figure drawing classes I once instructed." - Frank Bruno

"A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time." - Bear Bryant

"The quick lesson that I learned is that none of the fame part is really real." - Carly Rae Jepsen

"Executive: a man who makes quick decisions and is sometimes right." - Kin Hubbard

"Sharp men, like sharp needles, break easy, though they pierce quick." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Sports teach you how to be quick. Injuries teach you how to slow down." - Yao Ming

"Though friendship is not quick to burn it is explosive stuff." - May Sarton

"There is no get-rich-quick scheme equal to a poor girl marrying a rich man." - E W Howe

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

"Let us be quick to repent of injuries while repentance may not be a barren anguish." - Samuel Johnson

"you can die of the wrong thought as quick as of a bullet." - Helen Jacobs

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

"The heart less bounding at emotion new, The hope, once crushed, less quick to spring again." - Matthew Arnold

"Men were always quick to believe in the madness of women." - Alison Goodman

"Therefore, if you are attacked, retaliate instantly. Be sudden. Be quick. Speed is your salvation." - Jeff Cooper

"I don't have a short temper, I just have a quick reaction to bullshit" - Elizabeth Taylor

"Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, more than quick words, do move a woman's mind." - William Shakespeare

"If you are going to be rude, be quick about it." - Mason Cooley

"When a father is quick to lose his tempre, his sons are fools." - Nachman of Breslov

"Ben was a very simple straightforward man with a brilliant quick mind." - Walter Schloss

"These my two hands / quick to slap my face / before others could slap it." - Gloria E. Anzald˙a

"The gentleman desires to be halting in speech but quick in action." - Confucius

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

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

"Andy Johnson is quick, brave and strong and he will get goals," - Iain Dowie

"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

"The scolding voice is her own, so abrasive and quick, yet so powerless to move her." - Carol Shields

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



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