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I keep a notebook of favorite quips and quotes.
  a clever, witty remark; or making such a remark
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quips quipped quip quipping quippy
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  • I keep a notebook of favorite quips and quotes.
  • When asked, at age 73, if he was too old to run for President, Reagan quipped, "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience."
  • Bloomberg quipped that she "has been supported by Democrats, Republicans and independents; I should know because I’ve been all three."
  • "Remind me not to buy any real estate here," Minho quipped.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • "There’s always hope," his mom quipped, making Sophia laugh.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • In my nervousness, though, the quip comes out surly.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • "He didn’t throw you out," Simmon quipped as I returned to the table.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I’m tempted to make a quip about requiring dinner and a movie before getting so kinky, but I don’t.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • But he called on the day we were printing, so instead of writing the full story, we put in a small quip and said more to follow next month.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • More than 300 sharpshooters—"not all of them so sharp," quipped one official—took aim on some 5,000 birds released on the Memorial Park soccer field.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer

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  • And you shoot off your mouth, all your sarcastic little quips that you think are so funny.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Lorenzo quipped.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Holder quips.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • When they return they make bathroom jokes, quips about wetting your pants and running out of toilet paper, eyeing me cunningly while they do so.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I’d never realized how funny she was (not laugh-out-loud Daddy-funny, but full of great quips), and she never knew how lighthearted I could be.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • "Don’t tell me I’m stepping on some interoffice romance?" she quipped.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • "The bus isn’t bad," one quipped, "except for the snakes."
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • I’ll treat him to…. one of my quips!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Josh’s quips and comments were always getting him into trouble.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • ’Well, that’s all right then,’ quipped Holly, threading her way through the mass of wires.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • "Or destroy it," Kohler quipped.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A severe thought, starting oddly from a clash of words, suddenly traversed the conflict of quips in which Grantaire, Bahorel, Prouvaire, Bossuet, Combeferre, and Courfeyrac were confusedly fencing.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The entire band repeated this quip in a voice of thunder, clapping their hands furiously.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • proud to get off a quick quip.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Yet almost daily she offered quips and comments about me not attending school.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Carmencita’s quip in English is the product of her two or three years away in boarding school in the States.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • While on a lantern-slide lecture tour of the United States, it was he who so notoriously quipped, "Because it is there" when an irritating newspaperman demanded to know why he wanted to climb Everest.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Shall quips and sentences and these paper bullets of the brain awe a man from the career of his humour?
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • THE POEM OF ODYSSEUS BY D. S. CARNE-ROSS The Odyssey is The Iliad’s wife, Samuel Butler observed in his schooldays, a quip that is quite to the point, for whether or not the same poet composed both poems (a question that is never likely to be settled), the poet of The Odyssey knew The Iliad very well.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The same Signor Jupe was to ’enliven the varied performances at frequent intervals with his chaste Shaksperean quips and retorts.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • They were off for a drive—she, looking about and noticing fine clothing, the young men voicing those silly pleasantries and weak quips which pass for humor in coy circles.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He’d pause to receive a hug from a nurse’s aide, then to exchange quips in Haitian Creole with a janitor.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He took his ordinary at a boilingcook’s and if he had but gotten into him a mess of broken victuals or a platter of tripes with a bare tester in his purse he could always bring himself off with his tongue, some randy quip he had from a punk or whatnot that every mother’s son of them would burst their sides.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "Maybe the gold diggers," David quips.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • When I protest true loyalty to her, She twits me with my falsehood to my friend; When to her beauty I commend my vows, She bids me think how I have been forsworn In breaking faith with Julia whom I lov’d; And notwithstanding all her sudden quips, The least whereof would quell a lover’s hope, Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love The more it grows and fawneth on her still.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • For some years Wilson had been privately at work on a whimsical almanac, for his amusement—a calendar, with a little dab of ostensible philosophy, usually in ironical form, appended to each date; and the judge thought that these quips and fancies of Wilson’s were neatly turned and cute; so he carried a handful of them around one day, and read them to some of the chief citizens.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • "I was hoping he would go to Esalen," Kate quipped.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • He rinsed his hands in the sink, and as he reached for the towel, he quipped, "Unless, of course, you’re interested in trying fresh blood."
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • "Once a Chang-kee, always a Chang-kee," she quipped.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • "A refusal to answer the truth is as good as a lie," Tappan quipped with a grin.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • "Dark nasties … like bags?" quipped Connor, poking his head out from the French doors.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • "Pretty much," quipped Connor, staring at his tongue in a small mirror.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "I can see that, son," quipped Nolan.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • "Us old guys will do that," he quipped.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • "So how about them Dolphins," I quipped.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • "Never has a king been so beloved as our Robert," quipped Little finger.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • "Despite what your mama told you," he quipped, "violence does solve problems."
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • "Roses from lower on the bush," quipped Elinor, who was witty and willowy.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • "Your Smith must have been Rhoynish," Illyrio quipped.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • "Well, this is a fancy reception, isn’t it?" she quips with an American accent.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
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