• Oh, to say the right thing at the appropriate times. Especially the clever zinging insult. If not, try to rememer these instead!

    • The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:
      She said, “If you were my husband I’d give you poison.”
      He said, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
    • I refuse to admit that I’m more than fifty-two even if that does make my sons illegitimate. -Lady Astor
    • “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’s 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
    • “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-posts… 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
    • “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.”
      A member of Parliament to Disraeli                                                    Dianne Morris

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