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Quotation by Dorothy Parker
There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), U.S. humor writer. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
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