Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894), U.S. essayist, poet, physician. The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table, ch. 1 (1858).