When insults had class

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  1. John Harrelson

    John Harrelson New Member

    Here are a collection of famous quotes..
    Most are funny... some have a ring of truth :)

    When Insults Had Class

    "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

    "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!"

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