A book of lists for all occasions
A hilarious compendium of lists from the sublime to the absurd. Interesting facts and bits of wisdom, humor, and just plain common sense. Something for everyone to enjoy.
1. The exchange between Churchill and Lady Astor: She said, if you were my husband I’d give you poison,”
2. Churchill responded by saying, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
3. A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.”
4. Who replied, “That depends, sir, on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”
5. “He had delusions of adequacy.” - Walter Kerr
6. “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” - Winston Churchill.
7. “A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” – Winston Churchill
8. “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).
9. “Poor Faulkner Does he really think big emotions come from big words?” - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
10. “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.” - Moses Hadas
11. “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” - Mark Twain
12. “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
13. “Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second . . . if there is one.” - Winston Churchill, in response.
14. “I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.” - Irvin S. Cobb
15. “He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.” - Robert Redford