Once toward the end of her life, Dorothy Rothschild Parker (1893-1967), noted writer, critic, and gadfly, was in the midst of a hospital stay. Her secretary had come calling and Parker was preparing to dictate some letters.
After a few moments of searching, Parker located the button marked "Nurse," which she firmly pushed.
"There," said she, "That ought to assure us of at least 45 minutes of uninterrupted time ..."
-----------------A Final Thought ...
"There’s a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words."
- Dorothy Rothschild Parker (1893–1967), U.S. writer, critic, and humorist.