November 27, 2007

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Tink sent me these:

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 to Shaw:

"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

"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

Posted by vw bug at November 27, 2007 07:53 PM | TrackBack

I love these!
Much better than today's well known epithets like 'yo mama'.

Posted by: pam at November 28, 2007 08:15 AM

yo mama

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at November 28, 2007 08:27 AM

I loved these. It is hard to pick a favorite, but I think it is a tie between Groucho Marx and William Faulkner. Churchill was no slouch.

Posted by: bob agard at November 28, 2007 06:32 PM

I love these!

Posted by: cynthia at November 28, 2007 10:25 PM

LOL! Yup, this has GOT to go on my Around The Blogosphere Post this week! Thanks for the laughs!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 29, 2007 02:57 PM

Just wanted to let you know I DID link your post for my Around The Blogosphere post

Posted by: Lemon Stand at December 2, 2007 11:14 AM

.... some of those were GREAT.... thanks for the laugh...

Posted by: Eric at December 4, 2007 03:37 PM