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A witty saying proves nothing.

Le dîner du comte de Boulainvilliers (1767)
Posted in: Voltaire

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

Lectures on the English Comic Writers (1819)
Posted in: William Hazlitt

Conquered people tend to be witty.

Mr. Sammler's planet, (1976)
Posted in: Saul Bellow

A depressing number of people seem to process everything literally. They are to wit as a blind man is to a forest, able to find every tree, but each one coming as a surprise.

"Movie Answer Man" column (18 September 2005)
Posted in: Roger Ebert