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Insulti per ogni occasione

 
 Exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said,
 "If you were my husband I'd give you poison,"
 and he said, "If 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."
 "That depends, Sir," said
 Disraeli, "on whether I embrace your
 policies or your mistress."

 "He had delusions of adequacy." -
 Walter Kerr

 "He has all the virtues I dislike and
 none of the vices I admire." - Winston
 Churchill

 "A modest little person, with much to
 be modest about."
 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).

 "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think
 big emotions come from big words?"
 Ernest Hemingway (about William
 Faulkner)

 "Thank you for sending me a copy of
 your book; I'll waste no time reading
 it."
 Moses Hadas

 "He can compress the most words into
 the smallest idea of any man I know."
 Abraham Lincoln

 "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

 "Cannot possibly attend first night,
 will attend second... if there is one."
 Winston Churchill, in response.

 "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

 "There's nothing wrong with you that
 reincarnation won't cure."
 Jack E. Leona

 "They never open their mouths without
 subtracting from the sum of human
 knowledge."
 Thomas Brackett Reed

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

 "He uses statistics as a drunken man
 uses lamp-posts... for support rather
 than illumination."
 Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

 "He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
 Billy Wilder

 "I've had a perfectly wonderful
 evening. But this wasn't it."
 Groucho Marx
 

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