"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." --
"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." --
"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." --
"He is a self-made man and worships his creator." --
"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." --
"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." --
"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." --
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." --
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!"