Ten Great Quotes
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:
She 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 gallows 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 pleasure.” Clarence Darrow
5. William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway). “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” –
6. “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.” – Moses Hadas
7. “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain
8. “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends..” – Oscar Wilde
9. Shaw 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..” – .
10. Stephen Bishop “I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.” –