When insults had class….
‘He has all the virtues I dislike
and none of the vices I admire.’ – Winston Churchill -
‘I have never killed a man,
but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.’
– Clarence Darrow–
‘He has never been known to use a word
that might send a reader to the dictionary.’
– William Faulkner about Ernest Hemingway -
‘I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening.
But this wasn’t it.’ – Groucho Marx -
‘I didn’t attend the funeral,
but I sent a nice letter saying
I approved of it.’ – Mark Twain –
‘He has no enemies,
but is intensely disliked by his friends.’ – Oscar Wilde-
‘I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play;
bring a friend…If you have one.’
– George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill –
followed by Churchill’s response:
‘Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second, if there is one.’
‘I feel so miserable without you;
it’s almost like having you here.’ – Stephen Bishop-
‘He is a self-made man and worships his creator.’ – John Bright-
‘I’ve just learned about his illness.
Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.’ – Irvin S. Cobb -
‘He is not only dull himself;
he is the cause of dullness in others.’ – Samuel Johnson -
‘He had delusions of adequacy.’ – Walter Kerr–
‘Why do you sit there
looking like an envelope
without any address on it?’ – Mark Twain–
‘His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
– Mae West -
‘Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others, whenever they go.’ – Oscar Wilde–
‘Winston, if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee!
’Lady Astor to Winston Churchill at a Dinner Party,
‘Madam, if I were your husband, I would gladly drink it!’
‘He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.’
- Paul Keating – ( Former Australian Prime Minister)