Thursday, March 28, 2013

Glorious insults!

These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became boiled down to 4-letter words.·

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·

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Family At War

I always liked the opening credits for this TV series, the sight of the sand castle with the Union Jack bravely fluttering to the stirring, moody sounds of Vaughn Williams terrific music really summed up a dark time in the recent past.