Quip Related Quotes



I like quips. I like whiffs of cynicism and I think they can be witty. But I don't really know where wittiness is constructive.

Matthew Mcconaughey

#Quip #Witty


DOCTOR. Always preceded by 'The good'. Among men, in familiar conversation, 'Oh! balls, doctor!' Is a wizard when he enjoys your confidence, a jack-ass when you're no longer on terms. All are materialists: 'you can't probe for faith with a scalpel.'

Gustave Flaubert

#Probe #Quip #Wizard


I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters - I'm from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!

Shirley Manson

#Cat #Close #Family #Father #Female #Girlfriends #Quip


I don't quite hear what you say, but I beg to differ entirely with you.

Augustus De Morgan

#Entirely #Hear #Quip #Quite


Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

#Chamber #Good #Patient #Quip #Rate #Science #Worse


Because I am about to be devoured by poodles," I quip. "Remember me always, my love.

Holly Black

#Devoured #Love Me #Poodles #Quip


The Canteen Boy, the reason you feel bad for him and you can laugh is because he, and I guess a lot of my characters, they don't notice they're getting made fun of. So they'll say something back that's not that great a quip, but in their mind they won the argument.

Adam Sandler

#Quip #You


I just always remember there being an ability to amuse schoolmates. Not in a kind of 'dance-around-at-the-front-of-the-room-with-his-trousers-off' way, but probably with a sardonic quip. I remember getting a school report that said something like, 'Steve's good, but he tries to see the funny side in everything.'

Stephen Merchant

#Amuse #Quip #Report #Sardonic #Steve #Trousers


“I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct.”

William Shakespeare

#Courteous #Degrees #First #Modest #Name #Quip #Reply #Retort #Second #Third


“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.”

Ovid

#Delicate #Frown #Idea #Killed #Quip #Sneer #Stabbed #Yawn