Wise-Cracking and Wit

Jul 16, 2021 | Good ol' fashioned rant, Uncategorized

There’s a helluva distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.

Dorothy Parker, in The Art of Fiction No. 13 from The Paris Review, which very well might be the funniest thing I’ve read this year.

New York scarcely safe from buffaloes. I can’t handle it.