1. "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.", Winston Churchill
  2. "A modest little person, with much to be modest about.", Winston Churchill
  3. "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.", Clarence Darrow
  4. "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.", William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
  5. "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?", Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
  6. "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.", Moses Hadas
  7. "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.", Abraham Lincoln
  8. "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.", Groucho Marx
  9. "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.", Mark Twain
  10. "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.", Oscar Wilde
  11. "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
  12. "I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here.", Stephen Bishop
  13. "He is a self-made man and worships his creator.", John Bright
  14. "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.", Irvin S. Cobb
  15. "He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.", Samuel Johnson
  16. "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.", Paul Keating
  17. "He had delusions of adequacy.", Walter Kerr
  18. "There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.", Jack E. Leonard
  19. "He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.", Robert Redford
  20. "They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.", Thomas Brackett Reed
  21. "He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.", James Reston (about Richard Nixon)
  22. "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.", Charles, Count Talleyrand
  23. "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.", Forrest Tucker
  24. "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?", Mark Twain
  25. "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.", Mae West
  26. "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.", Oscar Wilde
  27. "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination.", Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
  28. "He has Van Gogh's ear for music.", Billy Wilder
  29. "This is the type of errant pedantry up with which I shall not put.", Winston Churchill