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10-29-2007, 06:39 PM
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 Kerr

"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!"

10-29-2007, 09:32 PM
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
- Oscar Wilde
I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
- Oscar Wilde
About foxhunting: The unspeakable chasing the uneatable.
- Oscar Wilde
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
- Oscar Wilde
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde
Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not.
- Oscar Wilde
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
- Oscar Wilde [ LOL ]
Q................Loves Oscar /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif