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Repartee quotes by Moliere
#1. The impromptu reply is precisely the touchstone of the man of wit. #Quote by Moliere
Repartee quotes by Eula Biss
#2. I gave my son a lavishly illustrated edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for his fourth birthday, and it did not take very long for me to realize that this was a gift for me, not for him. As Alice engaged in repartee with a dodo early in the book, my son became bored. Alice's bewilderment and disorientation, which I had anticipated might speak to my son's experience of being a child in an adult's world, spoke instead to my own experience navigating the world of information. Being lost in Wonderland is what it feels like to learn about an unfamiliar subject, and research is inevitably a rabbit hole. I fell down it, in my investigation of immunization, and fell and fell, finding that it was much deeper than I anticipated. Like Alice, I fell past shelves full of books, more than I could ever read. Like Alice, I arrived at locked doors. "Drink me," I was commanded by one source. "Eat me," I was told by another. They had opposite effects - I grew and shrank, I believed and did not believe. I cried and then found myself swimming in my own own tears. #Quote by Eula Biss
Repartee quotes by Sarah Rees Brennan
#3. Don't feel bad, Angela," Kami said. "You know guys, they only want one thing. Repartee. I can't count how many times men have admired my well-turned phrases. #Quote by Sarah Rees Brennan
Repartee quotes by Alfred De Musset
#4. Repartee is altogether a natural endowment, and is the lightning of the mind. #Quote by Alfred De Musset
Repartee quotes by Christopher Lloyd
#5. Many gardeners will agree that hand-weeding is not the terrible drudgery that it is often made out to be. Some people find in it a kind of soothing monotony. It leaves their minds free to develop the plot for their next novel or to perfect the brilliant repartee with which they should have encountered a relative's latest example of unreasonableness. #Quote by Christopher Lloyd
Repartee quotes by Cassandra Clare
#6. I stabbed you. With a massive sword. You caught on fire."
His lips twitched, almost imperceptibly. "Okay, so maybe our problems aren't like other couples. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Repartee quotes by Gene Healy
#7. Yet, despite the snappy repartee and often-witty scripts, West Wing was a remarkably silly program. Has there ever been a group of real White House staffers as admirable and lovable as the West Wing ensemble, that selfless, high-minded, public-spirited, fundamentally decent pack of . . . political operators? Sorkin's White House existed in a Bizarro World where the Oval Office is apparently devoid of office politics. Fans of the show never saw the sort of infighting, backstabbing, and jockeying for position that appear in real-world accounts of White House life, like George Reedy's Twilight of the Presidency and John Dean's Blind Ambition. #Quote by Gene Healy
Repartee quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
#8. A majority is always better than the best repartee. #Quote by Benjamin Disraeli
Repartee quotes by Jennifer Crusie
#9. She lives in the feminist "wishful-thinking world," as the Village Voice called it, dreamed up by creator Amy Sherman Palladino, where single moms raise brilliant daughters and men are nothing more than trifling distractions. I live in a post-feminist world that kicked in after the advent of Gilmore Girls, a place where Maureen Dowd asks Are Men Necessary? and we answer, "Not really." Modern girls may not talk as fast as the Gilmore girls or engage in witty repartee with colorful townsfolk, but as far as female empowerment goes, we're catching up fast. #Quote by Jennifer Crusie
Repartee quotes by Emanuel Derman
#10. Traders and quants are genuinely different species. Traders pride themselves on being tough and forthright while quants are more circumspect and reticent. These differences in personality are reflections of deeper cultural preferences. Traders are paid to act. All day long they watch screens, assimilate economic information, page frantically through spreadsheets, run programs written by quants, enter trades, talk to salespeople and brokers, and punch keys. It's hard to have an extended conversation with a trader during the business day; it takes an hour of standing around to have five minutes of punctuated repartee. Part of what traders do has a video game quality. In consequence, they learn to be opinionated, visceral, fast-thinking, and decisive, though not always right. They thrive on interruption. Quants #Quote by Emanuel Derman
Repartee quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#11. REPARTEE, n. Prudent insult in retort. Practiced by gentlemen with a constitutional aversion to violence, but a strong disposition to offend. In a war of words, the tactics of the North American Indian. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Repartee quotes by Josephine Angelini
#12. Get this. So he comes up to me at lunch, right? And he starts asking me all these questions about you. Like, how long have I known you, where are you from, did I ever meet your mom before she skipped town ... '
'My mom? That's weird,' Helen interrupted.
'And I start answering him with my usual flair for clever repartee,' Claire said, a bit too innocently.
'Translation: you insulted him. #Quote by Josephine Angelini
Repartee quotes by Kate Meader
#13. Had she really just said "lady lips" out loud? This was not their standard repartee around the office. #Quote by Kate Meader
Repartee quotes by Georgette Heyer
#14. She was up again at that.
"In love? You? Nonsense! Nonsense! Nonsense! You do not know what the word means. You are like a
like a fish, with no more love in you than a fish, and no more heart than a fish, and
"Spare me the rest, I beg. I am very clammy, I make no doubt, but you will at least accord me more brain than a fish? #Quote by Georgette Heyer
Repartee quotes by Alan Brien
#15. Violence is the repartee of the illiterate #Quote by Alan Brien
Repartee quotes by Rebecca Hall
#16. One of the great things about the 'Iron Man' franchise is that they employ fascinating actors who don't necessarily do action movies. Before 'Iron Man' you didn't associate Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow with those kinds of films. There's an emphasis on repartee and wit. #Quote by Rebecca Hall
Repartee quotes by Roger Ebert
#17. It is commonplace to say that silent films are more "dreamlike," but what does that mean? In Nosferatu, it means that the characters are confronted with alarming images and denied the freedom to talk them away. There is no repartee in nightmares. Human speech dissipates the shadows and makes a room seem normal. Those things that live only at night do not need to talk, for their victims are asleep, waiting. #Quote by Roger Ebert
Repartee quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#18. I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw, playwright (to Winston Churchill)
"Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one."
- Churchill's response #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Repartee quotes by Emma Thompson
#19. Paparazzi arrived for Hugh [Grant]. We had to stand under a tree and smile for them.
Photographer: 'Hugh, could you look less
Hugh: 'Pained? #Quote by Emma Thompson
Repartee quotes by John Lothrop Motley
#20. A talent for repartee is one that increases with practice. #Quote by John Lothrop Motley
Repartee quotes by Jennifer Echols
#21. I guess we both understood that our relationship was built entirely on witty repartee, and neither of us thought we could be witty on four hours of shut-eye. #Quote by Jennifer Echols
Repartee quotes by Jayne Ann Krentz
#22. I am absolutely positive they're wrong."


"Because you belong to me, that's why." She swept out her free hand. "We're perfect for each other. I love you. Why do you need What's that woman they claim they found for you got that I don't have?"

The dangerous energy that had swirled around him shifted with disconcerting abruptness into sensual hunger.

"Interesting question," he said.

"The answer is nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. She's got absolutely nothing that I don't have. Don't bother to set up a date with her because there will be three of us there and I don't think she's going to feel real comfortable chatting with me, do you?"

"Don't know," he said. "It would certainly make for an unusual first date."

"Skip the snappy repartee. I am dead serious, Jake Salter Jones."

His mouth tweaked up at the corners. Heat burned in his eyes. "About me?"

"About you. And me. We're a match. Can't you see that?"


"What's more, there's no frickin' way those people could have found anyone who will love you more than I do. #Quote by Jayne Ann Krentz
Repartee quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#24. Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Repartee quotes by Tracy Sumner
#25. Watching him, his hands buried in his pockets - to keep from circling her neck she supposed - she couldn't help but marvel at the curious mix of Southern courtesy and male arrogance, the natural assumption he shouldered of being lawfully in control. "Engaging in a moral battle isn't always hazardous to one's health, you know."
"Doesn't look like it's doing wonders for yours."
"Saints be praised, it can actually be rewarding."
Looking over his shoulder, he halted in the middle of the room. "Irish."
"I beg your pardon?"
"You. Irish. The green eyes, the tiny bit of red in your hair. Is Connor your real name?"
"Yes, why..." she said, stammering. Bloody hell. "Of course."
She felt the slow, hot roll of color cross her cheeks. "What could that possibly have to do with anything?"
"I don't know, but I have a feeling it means something. It's the first I've heard come out of that sassy mouth of yours that didn't sound like some damned speech." He tapped his head, starting to pace again. "What I wonder is, where are you in there? #Quote by Tracy Sumner
Repartee quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#26. Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Repartee quotes by Jane Austen
#27. You need not hurry when the object is only to prevent my saying a bon mot, for there is not the least wit in my nature. I am a very matter-of-fact, plain-spoken being, and may blunder on the borders of a repartee for half an hour together without striking it out. #Quote by Jane Austen
Repartee quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#28. This is how we court girls in America. We grab them and kiss them. And if they don't like it, we do it again, harder and longer, until they surrender. It saves us hours of witty repartee. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Repartee quotes by Cassandra Clare
#29. He grinned. It was a wicked grin, the kind that made the blood in Clary's veins run a little faster. "You want to go on a date?"
Caught off guard, she stammered. "A wh-what?"
"A date," Jace repeated. "Often 'a boring thing you have to memorize in history class,' but in this case, 'an offering of an evening of blisteringly white-hot romance with yours truly."
"Really?" Clary was not sure what to make of this. "Blisteringly white-hot?"
"It's me," said Jace. "Watching me play Scrabble is enough to make most women swoon. Imagine if I actually put in some effort. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Repartee quotes by Mark Twain
#30. Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late. #Quote by Mark Twain
Repartee quotes by Jean-Dominique Bauby
#31. Want to play hangman? asks Theophile, and I ache to tell him that I have enough on my plate playing quadriplegic. But my communication system disqualifies repartee: the keenest rapier grows dull and falls flat when it takes several minutes to thrust it home. By the time you strike, even you no longer understand what had seemed so witty before you started to dictate it, letter by letter. So the rule is to avoid impulsive sallies. It deprives conversation of its sparkle, all those gems you bat back and forth like a ball-and I count this forced lack of humor one of the great drawbacks of my condition. #Quote by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Repartee quotes by Ann Coulter
#32. I love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Repartee quotes by Anthony Burgess
#33. There comes a time, however, when violence is seen as juvenile and boring. It is the repartee of the stupid and ignorant. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Repartee quotes by Alexander Theroux
#34. Silence is the unbearable repartee. #Quote by Alexander Theroux
Repartee quotes by Martin Rees
#35. If we ever established contact with intelligent life on another world, there would be barriers to communication. First, they would be many light years away, so signals would take many years to reach them: there would be no scope for quick repartee. There might be an IQ gap. #Quote by Martin Rees
Repartee quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#36. Tell me, now, fairy as you are, - can't you give me a charm, or a philter, or something of that sort, to make me a handsome man?"
It would be past the power of magic, sir;" and, in thought, I added,"a loving eye is all the charm needed: to such you are handsome enough; or rather, your sternness has a power beyond beauty." Mr. Rochester had sometimes read my unspoken thoughts with an acumen to me incomprehensible: in the presnt instance he took no notice of my abrupt vocal response; but he smiled at me with a certain smile he had of his own, and which he used but on rare occasions. He seemed to think too good for common purpose: it was the real sunshine of feeling-he shed it over me now. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Repartee quotes by Sarah Mason
#37. Have you met James Sabine?' I'm getting a little heated now. 'Well, let me tell you, getting some sort of repartee going with him is like trying to get some sort of repartee going with HANNIBAL LECTER!' I am suddenly aware of someone standing in close proximity to me and I glance up to find James Sabine staring straight back down at me. I don't know how long he has been there, but probably long enough. 'Who is my cousin and a very nice man …' I murmur into the mouthpiece #Quote by Sarah Mason
Repartee quotes by Richard Steele
#38. Violins are the lively, forward, importunate wits, that distinguish themselves by the flourishes of imagination, sharpness of repartee, glances of satire, and bear away the upper part in every consort. #Quote by Richard Steele
Repartee quotes by William Shakespeare
#39. If I be waspish, best beware my sting. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Repartee quotes by Gregory Benford
#40. Dinner at college high table is one of the legendary experiences of England. I could remember keenly each one I had attended; the repartee is sharper than the cutlery. #Quote by Gregory Benford
Repartee quotes by Jane Austen
#41. There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."
"And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody."
"And yours," he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them. #Quote by Jane Austen
Repartee quotes by William Faulkner
#42. He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.
(on Ernest Hemingway #Quote by William Faulkner
Repartee quotes by Debra Holland
#43. Caleb rocked back on his heels, surprised by how good her husky laughter and their repartee made him feel. He wasn't a man given to bantering with women - with anyone for that matter. Out here in the wilderness, with a woman about to give birth, he wasn't the banker or the hotel owner. I'm just a man trying to hold his guilt and terror at bay and make sure this mother and child survive. #Quote by Debra Holland
Repartee quotes by Alan Bradley
#44. Father looked puzzled. My witty repartee was completely lost on him. #Quote by Alan Bradley
Repartee quotes by Helena Dea Bala
#45. And I discovered, too, that people needed to talk. Not to converse, not to get advice, not to have a clever repartee. They needed to get things off their chests. Truly, to vent. #Quote by Helena Dea Bala
Repartee quotes by Richard M. Weaver
#46. Beneath the surface of repartee and mock seriousness, [Plato's Phaedrus] is asking whether we ought to prefer a neuter form of speech to the kind which is ever getting us aroused over things and provoking an expense of spirit. #Quote by Richard M. Weaver
Repartee quotes by Anne Lamott
#47. Left to its own devices, my mind spends much of its time having conversations with people who aren't there. I walk along defending myself to people, or exchanging repartee with them, or rationalizing my behavior, or seducing them with gossip, or pretending I'm on their TV talk show or whatever. I speed or run an aging yellow light or don't come to a full stop, and one nanosecond later am explaining to imaginary cops exactly why I had to do what I did, or insisting that I did not in fact do it. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Repartee quotes by Agatha Christie
#48. He used deliberation as others use quickness of repartee. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Repartee quotes by Andrea Portes
#49. She turns to Madden.
"Please don't make me get in the car with her. I have dreams."
Madden smiles. I wouldn't think he would have such a familiar repartee with someone with a purple mohawk.
"I think Viva has a point; there's really no reason for me to drive."
Viva and I both turn to Madden, each of us hoping he will call it a day.
"Nice try, Paige. But you never know. Perhaps you'll learn something."
"And perhaps YOU'LL learn something."
"What is that supposed to mean?"
"I don't know, actually. #Quote by Andrea Portes

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