Sir Winston Churchill in reply: “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
A member of Parliament to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.”
PM Disraeli responds: “That depends, Sir, whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”
George Bernard Shaw to Sir Winston Churchill: “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend…. if you have one.”
Sir Winston Churchill responds: “Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second…. if there is one.”
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington: “He is not only dull himself, he causes dullness in others, but we may not need to worry for long. I just heard that he’s ill. Let’s hope that it’s nothing trivial.”
Sir Arthur C. Doyle: “If you marry well, you will be happy. If you don’t, you’ll become a philosopher — or a drunk — or a drunk philosopher. I had bad luck with both of my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn’t.”
Churchill had some of the best comebacks. Proud.
Churchill really was a brilliant which likely explains much of the SCoaMF's reasoning behind returning the great man's bust to the British people.
Yes, the Brits, able to insult you and leave you wanting to say "Thanks!"
He was a solid guy – savior of the nation.
America (under Obama) regularly insults the British. It's absolutely the wrong thing to do to our close friends and allies.
Yes, it's funny how that happens. I've had that happen to me too.
The second one didn't … Yup LL, just like her I'm still here.
The president's idea of proper behavior and every one else's in somewhat different.
With a few Churchill and Sam C quotes a clear perspective is in sight…
Thanks for visiting, Odie.
A lot different — unless one is speaking of Jeremiah Wright — then those ideas are just about the same.
It's refreshing, like a drink of cold mountain spring water.
LOL, yes they DID have a way with words… and said in that upper class Brit accent…
Ah yes, the British know insults. They studied from Shakespeare after all.
And they could figure things out — elementary, my NFO.
I've told Scottish friends that 'adinna ken' and such are not American phrases. They just look at me as if I'm daft.
obama's mama wouldn't let him say "Churchill:" when he was a little boy.
Churchill was not a communist, thus he was not a hero to the Obamas.
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