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Ten Great Quotes

apic83 These ten  glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words.



1. The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:

Winston_Churchill_Socialism_01_275pxShe said, “If you were my husband I’d give you poison.”

He said, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”


2. A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the Benjamin-Disraeli-Quotes-1gallows or of some unspeakable disease.”

“That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”


3. “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” – Winston Churchill

4. “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great Quote-Darrow-morons-tyrants-700pxpleasure.”  Clarence Darrow



5William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway). “He has never been William_Faulkner_estate sues sonyknown to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” –



hadas6. “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book;  I’ll waste no time reading it.” – Moses Hadas



mark twain7. “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain



Oscar Wilde8. “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends..” – Oscar Wilde



George_Bernard_Shaw-quote-body-love-wellness9Shaw to Winston Churchill “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend…. if you have one.” – George Bernard

Winston Churchill, in response “Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second…. if there is one..” –  .

 10Stephen Bishop  “I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.” –

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