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“If, with the literate, I am/ Impelled to try an epigram,/ I never seek to take the credit;/ We all assume that Oscar said it.”
“An epigrams is a gag that's played Carnegie Hall”
“Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram”
“I don't see how an epigram, being a bolt from the blue, with no introduction or cue, ever gets itself writ”
“An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting”
“An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.”
“Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.”
“'Tis easy to write epigrams nicely but to write a book is hard”
“He misses what is meant by epigram - who thinks it only frivolous flimflam”
“His whole life is an epigram smart, smooth and neatly penned, Plaited quite neat to catch applause, with a hang noose at the end”
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