Wry Quotes


Few take advice, or physic, without wry faces at it. Augustus William Hare

Five years off my life... I wondered with a wry smile, would people be immortal if they didn't have kids? Malorie Blackman

If you're suicidal, and you don't actually kill yourself, you become known as 'wry. Lorrie Moore

To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face J R R Tolkien

What is it?" she asked. "I'm looking for your wings. You are my guardian angel, aren't you?" "I'm afraid not," she replied, her cheeks dimplingwith a wry smile. "There's too much of the devil in me for that." "Just how much devil," I grinned, "are we talking about here? Gregory David Roberts

No second chance?" A wry smile twisted Carrick's lips. "There might have been, had I not waited so long to take it. Nora Roberts

We'll meet you here. Hopefully everyone will be in human form." A wry smile. "Though I'll warn you, he's not a whole lot more pleasant that way. At least as a wolf, he can't talk. Kelley Armstrong

There is even - as with no other game - a fascinating detective literature, a wry commentary on the human comedy, implicit in the book of rules. Alistair Cooke

I will sit here but an hour or two, then leave." I yawn. "So very long as that?" When he answers, there is a wry note in his voice. "I do have my reputation to protect. R.L. LaFevers

You don't have to echo my feelings, Mencheres, but you can't talk me out of them either. I love you" Her smile was wry. "Deal with it. Jeaniene Frost

Speechless, castaway, and wry, a spellbound oddity am I. My feet are planted in the clay, my gaze is locked upon the sky. Cecilia Dart-Thornton

The writing is a joy, so seamless you nearly miss the sheer artistry of the style and the terrific, wry humour. Ken Bruen

I'm easily persuaded that a really good novelist who gets inside somebody else's head could be serving a valuable purpose. I enjoy satirical novels that take a wry, humorous, ironic look at modern life. Richard Dawkins

I love the wry motto of the Paleontological Society, meant both literally and figuratively, for hammers are the main tool of our trade: Frango ut patefaciam - I break in order to reveal. Stephen Jay Gould

James Bond is quite serious about his drinks and clothing and cigarettes and food and all that sort of thing. There is nothing wry or amused about James Bond. Ken Follett

Somebody says, 'Do a Tom Bodett, a folksy kind of thing,' and it sounds like something out of 'Hee Haw,' very insulting. They turn wry humor into disparaging sarcasm, and you get what amounts to insulting advertising. Tom Bodett

Few take advice, or physic, without wry faces at it. Augustus Hare

Glimpses is dead-on about the high and tight nineties even as it reaches out for the sweet hereafter of the sixties. It longs for something better, and finds it, I guess, as much as anything is ever found anymore. It's a mean, sweet, wry, and disturbing book, in equal portions. Frederick Barthelme

A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence. Thomas Traherne

I wonder what Proust would have made of our present-day locus of collective fantasy, the Internet. I'm guessing he would have seized on its wistful aspect, pointing out gently and with wry humor that much of what beguiles us is the act of reaching for what isn't there. Jennifer Egan



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