Ahh… the well used language!

 Member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will
 either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable
“That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “on
 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


“A modest little person, with much to be modest
 about.” – 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)
“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come 

from big words?” – Ernest Hemingway (about William


“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea
of any man I know.” – Abraham Lincoln


“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

“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 Keatin

“There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation
 won’t cure.” – Jack E. Leonard


“He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.”
 – Robert Redford

 “They never open their mouths without subtracting from
 the sum of human knowledge.” – Thomas Brackett Reed


“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 (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

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