One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The essence of a witty statement lies in its concise wording and delivery.
- ‘Shakespeare said that brevity is the soul of wit - he must have written a few executive summaries!’
- ‘We're all forgetting that brevity is the soul of wit.’
- ‘If brevity is the soul of wit, then Marshall is witless.’
- ‘And since brevity is the soul of wit, I will be brief: GET THEE TO A NUNNERY!’
- ‘Both of their guitars seem to be learning that brevity is the soul of wit, and discretion that of power.’
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