He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.
I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend … if you have one.”
– George Bernard Shaw, playwright (to Winston Churchill)
“Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.”
– Churchill’s response
If all the girls attending [the Yale prom] were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be at all surprised.
He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, “If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea.” Churchill’s response, “Ma’am if you were my wife I would drink it.
Every instinct that is found in any man is in all men. The strength of the emotion may not be so overpowering, the barriers against possession not so insurmountable, the urge to accomplish the desire less keen. With some, inhibitions and urges may be neutralized by other tendencies. But with every being the primal emotions are there. All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.
I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.