Tom Shakespeare

Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply callisthenics with words.

Dorothy Parker

Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar; never spread it around like marmalade.

Noel Coward

Humour is emotional chaos recollected in tranquillity.

James Thurber

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.

William Hazlitt

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

Gore Vidal

Anyone can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success

Oscar Wilde

True friendship is one soul shared by two bodies.

Mexican proverb

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

Robert Louis Stevenson

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.


God evidently does not intend us to be all rich, or powerful, or great, but He does intend us all to be friends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson