Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
People that 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 somewhat like a cherry: though there may be a slight outward indication of partitionof a duplicity of meaningyet no gentleman need make two bites at it against his own pleasure. Thomas Hood