„When I quoted Bulwer Lytton's "The pen is mightier than the sword" to Marty Feldman he added reflectively, "Yes, and considerably easier to write with."“

—  Marty Feldman, Kenneth Williams Acid Drops (London: Orion, [1980] 1999) p. xvi.
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„Wearers of rings and chains!
Pray do not take the pains
To set me right.
In vain my faults ye quote;
I write as others wrote
On Sunium’s hight.“

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„Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"—
I'm Sorry, now, I wrote it;
But I can tell you Anyhow
I'll Kill you if you Quote it!“

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„He's pond scum, and you can quote me on that.“

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