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1. "Violence is the repartee of the illiterate."
Author: Alan Brien
2. "I love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am."
Author: Ann Coulter
3. "You may fume and fidget as you please: but this is the best plan to pursue with you, I am certain. I like youmore than I can say; but I'll not sink into a bathos of sentiment: and with this needle of repartee I'll keep youfrom the edge of the gulf too; and, moreover, maintain by its pungent aid that distance between you and myself most conducive to our real mutual advantage."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
4. "Shane's orgasmic contribution was an innovative and masterful variation on the theme of oh:"Oh...Oh...oh...oh...oh...oh...oh...oh...AH!"Stretching the waistband of my boxers I addressed the man downstairs, "make a note Mr Brown. Buy Dick and Shane a copy of The Penguin Anthology Of Orgasmic Utterances for Christmas: surprise and delight your partner, fuck buddies and neighbours with your sparkling and witty climactic repartee, you''l have them cumming back for more."
Author: Gillibran Brown
5. "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."
Author: Jane Austen
6. "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."
Author: Jean Dominique Bauby
7. "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."
Author: Jennifer Echols
8. "She recalled him as a forceful and witty speaker with a ready repartee and a penetrating voice. He had once, for example, put down a spokesman for the pesticide industry with a remark that people still quoted at parties: "And I presume on the eighth day God called you and said, 'I changed my mind about insects!"
Author: John Brunner
9. "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."
Author: Josephine Angelini
10. "Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late."
Author: Mark Twain
11. "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."
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan

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Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

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