Wordplay Quotes

Wordplay Quotes by Woody Allen, Dorothy Parker, George Bernard Shaw, Bil Keane, Clive Owen, Oscar Wilde and many others.

I’d call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.
Woody Allen
tomorrow’s gone-we’ll have tonight!
Dorothy Parker
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
George Bernard Shaw
Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
Bil Keane
You go back to those films of the ’40s and ’50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other, the wordplay. I think we’ve really lost that in movies.
Clive Owen
They’ve promised that dreams can come true – but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.
Oscar Wilde
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Oscar Wilde
Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.
Benjamin Franklin
Did you ever notice all the items on a honey do list are dangerous. Clean gutters, put light in shower, patch roof. It’s a honey die list.
Bill Engvall
Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles M. Schulz
That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can’t say ‘No’ in any of them.
Dorothy Parker
Are we absolutely certain that Becky Albertalli didn’t just steal the diary of a hilariously observant teenage boy? Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a pitch-perfect triumph of wit and wordplay that feels timelessly, effortlessly now.
Tim Federle
I started putting words together, making rhymes and being witty with the wordplay. I can play a little bit of guitar, and that’s something I’m going to dedicate more time to doing.
James Paxton
Saying yes all the time won’t make me Wonder Woman. It will make me a worn out woman.
Lysa TerKeurst
I probably spent more time listening to albums than writing songs. But I think that gave me all the tricks in terms of wordplay, from how I pronounced my words to the actual delivery.
Kendrick Lamar
Don’t look at me in that tone of voice.
Dorothy Parker
You know what they say about big hitters…the woods are full of them.
Jimmy Demaret
Are you tired? You should be! You’ve been running through my mind all day.
Gary Barlow
I ain’t no hipster, but girl I can make your hips stir.
Mac Miller
I don’t need DRUGS, I got the Most HIGH.
I have some things that I’ve been workin’ on, such as delivery, wordplay, breath control, just a lot of other things that artists work on, that the listener may not be listening for.
Joe Budden
Poststructuralism. . . . is a form of literary criticism that uses elaborate wordplay to prove its central premise, that all language is internally contradictory and has no fixed meaning.
Naomi Wolf
Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.
Woody Allen
Ducking for apples — change one letter and it’s the story of my life.
Dorothy Parker
I’m not a vegetarian! I’m a dessertarian!
Bill Watterson
I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it.
Mitch Hedberg
When things go wrong, don’t go with them.
Elvis Presley
The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.
Paul Scherrer
He: “Whale you be my valentine?” She: “Dolphinitely.
Adam Young
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling was recorded on tape making racist comments. He now has been banned from the league for life. Great, just where Sterling wanted to end up – the blacklist.
Jimmy Fallon
Movements have narratives. They tell stories, because they are not just about rearranging economics and politics. They also rearrange meaning. And they’re not just about redistributing the goods. They’re about figuring out what is good.
Marshall Ganz
Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.
Ronald Reagan
And there are two types of stories. One type is one’s own story. The other type is telling the stories of others. Thanks to this genre, writers of nonfiction can now use the tools of the reporter, the points of view and ear for dialog of a novelist, and the passion and wordplay of the poet.
Lee Gutkind
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
Dorothy Parker
Man is the only animal that blushes – or needs to.
Mark Twain
That’s why you call it a budget.  You set it and you don’t budge.
Jennifer Morrison
In my own writing, I’ve mostly abandoned end-rhyme, but wordplay is still a huge part of my process.
Matthea Harvey
One of my favourite things about country music is that, at least until recently, you could always count on a solid story, a punchline and a pun. I think it has that in common with hip hop, where they’re not afraid of wordplay and I really appreciate that.
St. Vincent
Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali