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bulter3.jpg·         The 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, “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. Leonard

·         “He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.” – Robert Redford

·         “They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.” – Thomas Brackett Reed

·         “In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.” – Charles, Count Talleyrand

·         “He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” – Forrest Tucker

·         “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

·         “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



  1. The Annual Fresh Fruit Festival [a non-profit group] will present an exciting serious-minded comedy “COURTING MAE WEST: Sex, Censorship & Secrets” at the Algonquin Theatre [123 East 24th Street, NYC 10010] four times in JULY: July 16th – 19th, 2008.
    The play will launch with a festive opening party.

    We would like to invite MAE WEST fans to write about this play.
    Come up and see Mae
    – – – –

    It’s about a book I’m writing.

  3. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Gasket.

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