To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.
Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.
When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.
Your tale, sir, would cure deafness.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) British writer.
Faith! he must make his stories shorter or change his comrades once a quarter.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish-born English satirist.