Quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894), U.S. essayist, poet, physician. The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table, ch. 1 (1858).
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