Friday, September 28, 2012

George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill: "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one."

Churchill's response to Shaw: "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second.... if there is one."


  1. Heh.

    Speaking of Shaw, here are a couple of exchanges between Shaw and Chesterton, which I believe I might have shared with you before, but they bear repeating:

    Chesterton: To look at you, one would think there is a famine in the land
    Shaw: To look at you, one would think you caused it.

    Shaw: If I were as fat as you, I would hang myself
    Chesterton: If I were to hang myself, I would use you as the rope.