Tuesday, April 29, 2008


"He has all the virtues I dislike & 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 2 tickets to the 1st 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 1st night, will attend 2nd, 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 & kept the stork."

-- Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

-- Oscar Wilde

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Nancy Ellyn said...

I love this Dahhhling! Clever, my dear! Love you, doll!

Anonymous said...

Boy, people today just cannot hurl insults like they used to, can they? LOVE it! :)

Medusa said...

(((Nancy Ellyn)))

Love you too, hon :^)

Anonymous said...

Hahahah!!Love it!

Anonymous said...

Hahahah!!Love it!

Medusa said...

Isn't that the truth, vOxhumana.

A clever, witty, thinly-disguised insult is a thing of beauty ;^)

MrsMenopausal said...

Gotta love it. LOL

Unknown said...

Brilliant quotes!
What a wonderful combination of class, intelligence and humor! I can hear them all being said, with a smile on the person's face, in the same tone as any other comment, and the receiver of such a comment doesn't realize that someone just insulted them until about a minute later.
Great post Medusa!

Medusa said...

LOL, truth!

Honey, aren't they classic? Oh, to have the ability to be that quick on the draw.

Anonymous said...

Your humble blog has inspired me to try harder to insult you.

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