Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was a master of words and knew how to use them to make a point. As a critic, poet, and essayist, everything and everyone was fair game for her brilliant and ruthless prose. She once observed, "The first thing I do in the morning is... Continue Reading →
"It's easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't." -- President Martin Van Buren
“Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.” -- Edgar Bergen
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." -- Clarence Darrow
“I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.” -- Groucho Marx
Winston Church described Clement Attlee as, “a modest man, who has much to be modest about.” source
Charles Dickens didn't mince words when it came to King Henry VIII: "The plain truth is, that he was a most intolerable ruffian, a disgrace to human nature, and a blot of blood and grease upon the History of England."
"No one in this world, so far as I know - and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me - has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people." -- H.L. Mencken
Al Capp, the creator and artist of the Lil' Abner comic strip, described modern art as "a product of the unlettered, sold by the unprincipled, to the utterly bewildered."
"If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art." -- Pablo Picasso