Worry is rust upon the blade.
~ Henry Ward Hughes
Punning and groaning are brothers.
Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
A lurking pun is the worst pun, one the offender has been waiting to spring on you.
People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
In the pun, two strings of thought are tangled into one acoustic knot.
A pun is a short quip followed by a long groan.
The goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability.
Edgar Allan Poe
A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket.
A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
Puns are the gag hand buzzers of conversation. It hurts a bit but everyone gets a good laugh out of it.
A good pun is its own reword.