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)