Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don’t anymore. I realized it was killing conversation. When you’re always trying for a topper you aren’t really listening. It ruins communication.
You’re just wasting your breath, and that’s no great loss either.
How much would you want to stand at the wrong end of a shooting gallery?
Why, you’re one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen, and that’s not saying much for you.
“It would please the faculty if you would throw your cigar away.” “The faculty might just as well keep their seats. There’ll be no diving for this cigar.”