She said, "If you were my husband I'd give
you were my wife, I'd drink it."
A member of
Parliament to Disraeli:
"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or
of some unspeakable disease."
depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "on whether I
embrace your policies or your mistress."
delusions of adequacy." -
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none
of the vices I admire."
little person, with much to be modest
never killed a man, but I have read many
obituaries with great pleasure."
never been known to use a word that might
send a reader to the dictionary."
Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).
Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions
come from big words?"
Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
for sending me a copy of your book; I'll
waste no time reading it."
compress the most words into
smallest idea of any man I know."
attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter
saying I approved of it."
"He has no
But is intensely disliked by his friends"
enclosing two tickets to the first night of
my new play;
Bring a friend....if you have one."
Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
possibly attend first night,
second... If there is one."
Churchill, in response.
"I feel so
miserable without you; it's almost like
having you here."
"He is a
self-made man, and worships his creator."
learned about his illness.
it's nothing trivial."
"He is not
only dull himself, he is the cause of
dullness in others."
simply a shiver looking for a spine to run
nothing wrong with you that reincarnation
open their mouths without subtracting from
the sum of human knowledge."
happiness wherever they go;
others, whenever they go."
statistics as a drunken man uses
For support rather than illumination."
"He has Van
Gogh's ear for music."
"I've had a
perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't