When Insults Had Class

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by rudepossum, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    "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)

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

    "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...followed by

    Churchill's response: "Cannot possibly attend first night, will
    attend second, if there is one." -- Winston Churchill

    "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 had delusions of adequacy." -- Walter Kerr

    "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

    Lady Astor once remarked to Winston Churchill at a Dinner Party,
    "Winston, if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee!"

    Winston replied, "Madam if I were your husband I would drink it!"
     
  2. Gibbzilla

    Gibbzilla New Member

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    I didn't know Churchill was that funny. :lol:
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Those were good! Thanks for sharing!!!
     
  4. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    If you can't get a man to laugh or at least smile, he ain't worth knowing. If you see a man smile and you know for a fact that you have never seen him smile, let alone laugh--be very careful, a lawyer is prob. not too far away. Thanks for your post-made me laugh and I don't know any lawyers.
     
  5. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Aint this the truth
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks David for sharing. A lot of truth found in them. Enjoyed.:big_smile: