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Friday, July 31, 2015

When Insults Had Class!!

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."

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
     - Winston Churchill

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
     - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
     - Moses Hadas

"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
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second .... if there is one."
     - Winston Churchill, in response
"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 is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."
     - Paul Keating

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."
     - Forrest Tucker

"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

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."
     - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
     - Billy Wilder

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I'm afraid this wasn't it."
     - Groucho Marx



My favorites today are the G B Shaw/Churchill AND John Bright.

But, they're all good...eloquent let downs.

John's Island said...

Hi Sylvia, I absolutely love these quotations. Those were the days! :-) Some of these would fit nicely on Twitter but they seem so much more refined! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Hope you have a fine weekend down in Portland. Hope it is cooler there than Seattle!!!! :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for these morning chuckles, Sylvia! I'm still laughing about the exchange between George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill. ;)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Fabulous and funny. Happy Friday!!! YAM xx

Dianne said...

Oh Sylvia! I'm still laughing ... wonderful funny comments.
Love the "shiver looking for a spine to run up"
Have a lovely weekend

magiceye said...

Brilliant indeed!

George said...

I love them! Class indeed.

Indrani said...

Wow! This was interesting!

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