Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A quick post

Just a quick word.. a sign that i am surviving... :)

A forward that i had received.. totally loved it.. so posting it - to be read slowly...

> When Insults Had Class (no 4-letter words!!) These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with words was still valued, before a great portion of the English language was taken over by American slang and curse words and got boiled down to 4-letter words, not to mention waving middle finger. > >

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 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 > > >

'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 > > >

'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 > > >
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)


Meenakshy said...

Very nice...cdnt stop laughing..

Moonshine said...

lol!!! It is... gets better everytime you read it!!