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  • When Insults Had Class:

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

    The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:
    She said, "If you were my husband, I'd give you poisoned tea."
    He answered, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

    A member of Parliament to Prime Minister 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 had delusions of adequacy." Walter Kerr


    "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).


    "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."
    - Comedian Kip Adota


    "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 this wasn't it." - Groucho
    Marx
    Still Searching,
    Dick Whittington

  • #2
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    • #3
      Class.



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