Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
Quote by James Thurber
Discussion in America means dissent.
Ours is a precarious language, as every writer knows, in which the merest shadow line...
Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some...
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound,...
With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure...
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and...
Love is what you've been through with somebody.
Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty-eight and forty
I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there...
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms hollow,...
We all have faults, and mine is being wicked.
Some American writers who have known each other for years have never met in the...
One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.
Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.
All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and...
Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the...
A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn't make sense.
Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.