The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison." He said, "If your were my wife, I'd drink it." A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallow or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends , Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies of your mistress." "He had delusions of adequacy" Walter Kerr "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire". Winston Churchhill "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 freind...if you have one." George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill replied, "Cannot possibly attend the first night, will attend the second...if there is one." "I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having your here" dedicated to a friend in Iowa '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 dulliness in others.' Samuel Johnson "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up" Paul Keating "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily" Charles, Count Talleyrand "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-post..for support rather than illumination." Andrew Lang "He has Van Gogh's ear for music." Billy Wilder "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." Groucho Marx Lady Astor to Sir Winston Churchill. " You sir are drunk and should be ashamed of yourself"." True my Lady, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."