· 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

   · "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).

   · "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

   · "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.